The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Core Summer Internship Program

 

We recognize that there are still many uncertainties related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the safety of our students, the Undergraduate Core Summer Internship Program will be following all recommended federal, state, and campus guidelines for safety and social distancing.

Stay safe!  For more information, please visit: https://www.umass.edu/ials/covid19

Industry-Relevant Training in the UMass Core Facilities

The Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program aims to provide hands-on experiential research & technical training to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The key objectives of the CSI Program are to:

  • Build and grow a competitive and industry-relevant on-campus internship opportunity for UMass undergraduate students.
  • Provide in-depth technical training in cutting-edge research equipment facilities.
  • Expose students to interdisciplinary research culture and team science.
  • Foster a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive community of students from a variety of different backgrounds and areas of interest.  

What Makes Us Unique

The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship.  Interns will be expected to work 310 hours over the course of the summer.  The program has two major components:

1. Research Experience in the UMass Core Facilities (300 hours)

Student interns will receive direct supervision from Core Facility Directors to support advanced research originating from both academic and industry-sponsored projects.  Interns will be trained to use state-of-the-art technologies, and learn real-world technical skills to help launch their careers in Biotech, Advanced Manufacturing, Clinical & Academic Research and more! Interested students should apply to a specific facility of their choosing.

2. Weekly Virtual/Social Distanced Activities (10 hours)

Interns will meet weekly with their intern cohort.  These sessions are designed to help connect you with your fellow interns, share your experiences, and learn about each other’s current work. Occasionally, they will feature guest speakers who are experts in the areas of professional development and industry-relevant practices.

Funding for the Undergraduate Core Summer Internship Program is made possible by the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Information & Computer Science, the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Engagement, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu

Click here to learn more about all of our core facilities.

Internship Applications for Summer 2022

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all intern positions are filled.  However, to ensure that your application is considered, please apply by the priority deadline.

You are welcome to watch the 2021 CSI Overview and Q&A, to help answer any questions you may have before applying.

 

Replay from Thursday, March 4, 2021

CSI Overview and Q&A

Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator

Students will apply to a specific facility of their choosing. Below are the available internship positions for Summer 2022. Internship positions are highly competitive, and we expect a large volume of applicants this cycle. Please click the name of facility for the full job descriptions and to apply. Students may apply to up to 3 different positions and will be asked to rank order their choices. Positions are only open to UMass Amherst undergraduate students at this time.

Application Timeline:

More information coming in October 2021. Stay tuned!

Summer Core Interns

Investing in the next generation of workforce leaders.
Adam Rice
Adam Rice
ADDFab
ajey gowda
Ajey Gowda
Genomics
alex kim
Alex Kim
hMRC
Aliya Yu
Aliya Yu
NMR
ananya rao
Ananya Rao
mHealth
Daniela Molina
Light Microscopy
David Sklodowska
Electron Microscopy
erin devine
Erin Devine
Sleep Lab
Eugenia Roberts
Eugenia Roberts
Flow Cytometry
Gagan Biradar
Light Microscopy
hannah albright
Hannah Albright
Flow Cytometry
Hayley Green
Hayley Green
Cell Culture
hung pham
Hung Pham
Electron Microscopy
Jessica Savarese
Jessica Savarese
Nutriceutical
John Micue
John Micue
Light Microscopy
Keshav Goel
Sleep Lab
Kevin Zheng
Kevin Zheng
mHealth
laura casey
Laura Casey
Roll-to-Roll
Maha Ashraf
Maha Ashraf
Sleep Lab
Minh Ho
Computational Modeling
Miranda Gemme
Miranda Gemme
Light Microscopy
Nathan Haywood
Nathan Haywood
Genomics
Nick Cline
Roll to Roll
Oliver Walz
Oliver Walz
ADDFab
Rafael DePhillis
Rafael DePhillis
Computational Modeling
Ryan Chretien
Ryan Chretien
Electron Microscopy
sarah tucker
Sarah Tucker
Genomics
Siobhan Coffman
Sleep Lab
Sophie Shen
Genomics
Telvin Abariga
Telvin Abariga
Nanofab
William Day
William Day
ADDFab
Yizhuo Chen
Cell Culture
Yunfei Luo
hMRC