We are pleased to announce The Penn State College of Medicine Summer
Undergraduate Research Internship Program for 2012 (SURIP 2012).  The
program brings undergraduates to our campus for a ³summer-immersion² in
biological research and an orientation to a career in biological sciences.
The typical intern will be between their Sophomore and Junior year or
between their Junior and Senior year of undergraduate studies.  Students who
will have a BA or BS prior to the start of the internship on June 1 should
not apply.  SURIP 2012 would be most appropriate for students considering
applying to PhD programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences and is not
intended for students who will apply to Medical School.  There is no
clinical shadowing component to the internship.

Our goals are to provide a meaningful educational experience for
undergraduates to prepare them for careers in cutting edge fields and to
increase the pool of students considering graduate education in the life
sciences. Participating faculty have a strong interest in mentoring young
scholars as an integral part of their academic experience.  Each student
accepted into this program will be matched to one of these faculty mentors
for a ten-week laboratory and research experience.
Integral to our program are twice weekly research/career seminars, a
capstone presentation experience, and additional introductory experiences
related to the professional culture of biological research.  Research
interns will have the opportunity to live on our campus, and will receive a
stipend of $3,000 each to cover their living expenses during the summer.
The majority of our interns choose to live on campus and those that do so
find living on campus a very positive experience.  In light of the fact that
the budget for the SURIP program does not permit us to cover the housing
costs beyond the first month, we encourage you to make interested students
aware of any small grant programs at your institution that might help
interns offset the costs of on campus housing.

For more information and an online application form you may access our
website at http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/summerresearch/home.
link to our program in the appropriate departmental web sites and to forward
this information to a career services/internship office at your institution
to distribute this announcement as efficiently as possible.  If you are
aware of undergraduates who would benefit from this experience, please
inform them of this programıs availability.  APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS CLOSES
AT 12 PM ON FEBRUARY 6, 2011.
Sincerely yours,
Sarah K. Bronson, Ph.D.
Director, SURIP
Penn State College of Medicine
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