Thursday, December 10, 2015

Summer Undergraduate Research Internships at West Virginia University Centers for Neuroscience

For nine weeks in the summer of 2016, the WVU Centers for Neuroscience (CN) will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a CN faculty member.

The program will run from May 24 through July 25 during the summer of 2016. Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in WVU dorms on campus. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, free bus transportation in and around town, and unlimited use of the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center.

For more information about 2016 participating mentors and lab projects, visit the 2016 SURI Mentors page at http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/training-programs/suri. Please see our list of our summer 2015 participating mentors to read about the projects that were offered in their respective laboratories last year.

An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating in 2016 should contact the SURI administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents).

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016
Acceptance Notification via email by : As early as March 7, 2016

For more information please visit: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/training-programs/suri