Core Summer Internship Program
Industry-Relevant Training in the UMass Core Facilities
An on-campus, paid summer internship opportunity at the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). Open to non-graduating UMass undergraduates (current Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors).
The CSI Program provides hands-on, industry-relevant training and experience in the use and operation of state-of-the art research equipment located in the UMass centralized Core Facilities.
What Makes Us Unique
The Core Internship Program is a paid, on-campus, undergraduate internship with housing available on the UMass Amherst campus. Interns will be expected to work ~310 hours over the course of the summer. The program has three 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. Develop Valuable Professional Development Skills for the Workplace (10 hours)
Biweekly ‘professional development’ workshops to help develop non-technical skills, including but not limited to:
- Introduction to soft skills
- Meet Near-Career Alumni/Former CSI Interns
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Presentation, Public Speaking, and Networking
- Job search: Taking advantage of Career Services on Campus
Housing will be available in Oak Hall in the Honors College.
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.
The CSI Program is dedicated to training students joining the next-generation workforce in fields of innovative science & technology, and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion on the UMass campus and beyond. First-generation students and students from underrepresented minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.
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Please contact UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu