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Zuccaire Undergraduate Summer Internships In Paris
Description: Inaugurated in 1888 by Louis Pasteur and located in the heart of Paris, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world's leading biomedical research organizations. With more than 130 laboratories and 2,500 people on campus, it is a vibrant, international community devoted to basic scientific research primarily in the area of infectious disease. During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to immerse in a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible.
Eligibility: Applicants must 1). be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); 2). have completed two full years (4 semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; and 3). not yet have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable. Open to U.S. citizens only.
Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: Mid December
Contact: Pasteur Foundation
420 Lexington Ave, Suite 1654
NY, NY 10170
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Description: UMCOR's health and welfare programs address primary care, hospital revitalization, disability services and prevention and treatment of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. You can sign up to volunteer on a disaster response team in the U.S. or work through one of UMCOR's NGO field offices abroad.
Camp Del Corazon
Description: Camp Del Corazon provides a variety of fun and exciting activities for campers with heart disease. All of the activities are lead by trained Activity Counselors and supervised by one of our Med Nurses. At Camp Del Corazon all volunteer staff members attend staff training prior to working with our children. Activities include: Hiking, Climbing Wall, Water Sports, Arts and Crafts etc.
Duration: 6 Days
Deadline: April 30
Contact: Camp del Corazon
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, CA
Child Family Health International
CFHI is a global family of health professionals and students working at the grassroots level to improve the health of the world community. We carry out our mission by supporting our international partner communities though community health projects and Global Health Immersion Programs. CFHI’s 20+ programs in 5 countries connect local health professionals with international students for 4-12 weeks and give first-hand insight into healthcare in underserved communities. Through CFHI programs, participants transform perspectives about self, about global health and healing.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Description: Summer Research Opportunities Program is a program designed to interest talented undergraduate minority students in academic careers and to enhance their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. The program includes 12 midwestern universities. Students are matched with faculty mentors based on their interests. A stipend of $2500 plus up to $1100 is provided toward room, board and travel.
Eligibility: Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale); Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.; Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory; Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education; Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program; Have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Deadline: February 10
Contact: Yolanda Zepeda
Assistant Director for Graduate Education and Diversity
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
08K Bricker Hall
190 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1366
Phone: (217) 333-8475
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
Description: The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. In addition, seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions are organized to facilitate interaction between the undergraduates. Students are granted stipends, and in some cases assistance with housing and travel. Students who are in those groups traditionally under-represented in science (women, members of under-represented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply.