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Summer Internship Application To Open March 1, 2018

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MSU St. Andrews to Offer Paid STEM Internships for Summer 2018

Online application opens March 1, 2018

Application deadline April 15, 2018

Selected participant notification May 11, 2018


Current high school juniors who:

(a) will be seniors in fall 2018,

(b) are able to commute daily to MSU St. Andrews in Midland, and

(c) are able to commit to miss no more than one week of the program due to other obligations, are cordially invited to apply during the application period.

Prior to March 1, interested students and teachers may e-mail kauffm59@msu.edu to place their name on an informational mailing list, or call Ms. Melanie Kauffman, Communications Manager, at (517) 432-4499 for further information.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities.

Each internship will be an eight-week, forty-hour per week, paid position at $11 per hour, running from June 25, 2018 through August 17, 2018.

MSU St. Andrews is located at 1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI 48640.


Two groups of interns will be appointed in 2018.  Selected participants will be offered either:

(i)  the opportunity to be mentored by MSU scientists on potentially publishable research projects in chemical and material sciences, or

(ii)  the opportunity to learn a modern computer coding language (such as Python) and develop a game, artificial intelligence, or robotics-related application.

The precise number of participants in each group will be determined by student interests (as expressed on the applications), Ph.D. mentor availability, and funding availability.  Twenty-eight interns participated in 2017, and as of mid-January the working estimate for 2018 is approximately forty-five interns, of whom roughly two-thirds would be in the coding group.

Among the 2017 cohort, two MSU St. Andrews interns became National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.  MSU St. Andrews staff are supportive of interest in it, and also the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, but such participation is not a requirement of the internship program.


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