Undergraduate Opportunities

VAEI offers opportunities for students at the high school, college, and graduate level to explore and develop careers in biomedical science by working in Van Andel Research Institute labs.


The Student Internship Programs enable college students to participate in research projects in VARI laboratories. This at-the-bench experience will help shape the career paths for aspiring researchers and clinicians.

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Guest Students

U.S. and international college students can receive academic credit at their institution for research projects conducted in VARI laboratories.

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Undergraduate Conference

This annual conference attracts more than 300 students and faculty from regional colleges and universities to present and discuss their research projects and to build professional collaborations and networks.

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