Undergraduate Student Summer Research Internship

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students attending undergraduate institutions in the United States.

The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for students to obtain hands-on experience in biochemical research. Designing, performing, and interpreting experiments under the supervision of a departmental faculty member encourages students to develop as scientists as they gain the technical expertise needed to address issues in biochemistry. Students have the advantage of working in a multidisciplinary department with links to a variety of other disciplines including chemistry and physics. Internships progress over a flexible 10-week period, from mid-June to mid-August, which is designed for students' convenience. A competitive living stipend will be provided.

Research Areas:

  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biochemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Folding & Design
  • RNA
  • Structural Biology

The application should include:

A completed application form; your resume; typed, a 250-word essay describing your scientific interests, motivation, & career goals; a copy of your transcript and two letters of recommendation from your undergraduate faculty.

Deadline and submission process:

All application materials must be submitted together and post-marked no later than February 25.

Send completed applications to:

Lisa Anderson
USSRI Program
929 E 57th Street, W225
Chicago IL, 60637