Summer Core Internship Program
Providing STEM Students Hands-On Training in a Real World Lab Setting
The UMass Summer Undergraduate Core Internship Program allows students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) hands-on training and experience in the use and operation of state-of-the art research equipment in these core facilities, experience gathering data and data analysis, and the development of team science and soft skills, all while spending their summer in Amherst!
What Makes Us Unique
The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship. It will run for ten (10) weeks, and will have three key components:
1. Work Directly in the UMass Core Facilities
Student interns will work ~30 hours weekly, with a flexible schedule based on project needs. They will work hand in hand with Core Facility Directors to support advanced research using state of the art technologies while learning valuable, real-world technical skills that can be applied to industry jobs in STEM.
2. Develop Valuable ‘Soft’ Skills for the Workplace
Weekly ‘soft skills & professional development’ workshop to help develop non-technical skills, including but not limited to:
- Presentation Skills – How to present research projects to industry
- Communication – Emailing in the workplace & professional social media
- Professionalism – How to behave in a workplace environment
- Job search 1.0 – Resumes, cover letters
- Job search 2.0 – Interviewing
3. Core Internship Community
Weekly Core Internship Tea & Sympathy hour will allow interns to come together, share experiences, and socialize. Snacks will be provided!
Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu
Internship Applications are now closed for Summer 2019.
Below are the available internship positions for Summer 2019. 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. Scroll down to fill out application. Deadline: February 22, 2019
Click here to learn more about all of our core facilities.
Advanced Digital Design & Fabrication (ADDFab) Facility-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist with the day-to-day operations of the Advanced Digital Design & Fabrication lab and engineering design consulting for the additive manufacturing community.
Cell Culture Facility-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist in the day-to-day operations culturing mammalian cells, organize and replenish various buffers, plastic culture-ware, etc., autoclave use for bio-waste as needed, and general cleaning of laboratory and maintaining and organizing various peripherals.
Computational Modeling Facility-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to have opportunity to get hand-on experience of modern computational/modeling techniques using high-performance computing service.
Electron Microscopy Facility-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist in operation and research. Interns will have to opportunity to get hands-on-experience with state of the art electron microscopy instrumentation.
Flow Cytometry Facility-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist in operation and research. Interns will have to opportunity to get hands-on-experience with state of the art flow cytometry instrumentation.
Genomics Resource Lab-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist in daily operations such as sample processing for sequencing. Operate and maintain equipment’s, lab maintenance, etc. Assist in setting up the workflow and troubleshooting protocol.
Human Magnetic Resonance Center (hMRC)-Seeking summer interns to assist with daily operations. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about and assist researchers with the design, implementation, data acquisition and analysis phases of neuroimaging and/or whole body imaging and spectroscopy.
Human Testing Center (HTC)-Seeking summer interns to assist with daily operations. Coordinate scheduling of instruments, perform routine maintenance activities, and assist with conducting human subjects research.
Light Microscopy Core-Seeking summer interns to assist with daily operations. Operate and maintain 4 confocal microscopes, assist with training of new users on proper microscope usage and analysis of their data, general cleaning of laboratory, maintaining and organizing various microscopy-related peripherals.
Mass Spectrometry-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist in operation and research. Interns will have to opportunity to get hands-on-experience with state of the art mass spectrometry instrumentation.
Mobile Health Sensing and Analytics Laboratory (mHealth)- Seeking summer interns to assist with daily operations. Assist with design, fabrication, and testing of wearable device prototypes, and assist with conducting human subjects research.
Nanofabrication Laboratory-Seeking a summer intern to assist with daily operations of a cleanroom.
NMR Facility- Seeking a summer intern to assist in research and operation this summer. The intern will have the opportunity to learn NMR experimental skills, interpret data, conduct research on polymer physics, and train new users.
Nutriceutical Formulation-Food Science Pilot Plant Facility-Seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist in daily operations and research. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and assist users with basic sample preparation techniques, and assist in instrument quality control and maintenance.
Sleep Lab-Human Testing Center- Seeking a summer intern to assist in research and operation this summer. Operate and maintain polysomnographic and related equipment. Interact with and guide research participants through study protocols.