Unique Strengths Undergraduate Research Internships

Through the generosity of our donors, the CANR Unique Strengths summer undergraduate research internship program will provide support for a 10-week undergraduate research internship experience with a CANR faculty member.  The CANR Unique Strengths encompass five research areas:

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Mitigation of and adaptation to climate change
  • A “one health” approach to animal, plant, human and ecosystems;
  • Sustainable food systems, landscapes and ecosystems; and
  • The human dimensions of agriculture and natural resources

Eligible undergraduates must be nominated by a CANR faculty member.  Once nominated, each nominee will need to provide a brief personal statement articulating how the internship experience with the nominating faculty member will serve their longer-term career goals and interests.  Nominees must also provide a transcript (unofficial is ok) and a description of their prior research experiences (if, applicable).

Interns will receive a $4,250 stipend and $750 for laboratory supplies.   At the conclusion of their fellowship experience, undergraduate interns are expected to present a poster at the annual summer undergraduate research symposium, typically held on the second Thursday of August.  A total of ten undergraduate research internships will be awarded across the five CANR unique strength groups.  Nominations will close on March 8, 2019.  Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, March 29, 2019. Internships will provide student support from June, 10, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate nominees only.
  • Nominee must be advised by a CANR faculty member who has aligned with a CANR Unique Strength group.
  • A CANR faculty member may nominate up to two students.
  • Priority given to students graduating in 2021 or later or students graduating in 2020 who have prior research experience.
  • Priority given to students who have already participated in an undergraduate research experience.

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