Summer Internship Programs


2015 Summer Interns

The Summer Internship Programs are designed to provide undergraduate college students opportunities to be mentored by professionals in their chosen research field, to become familiar with the use of state-of-the-art scientific equipment and technology, and to learn valuable interpersonal and presentation skills. The goal of these programs is to expose aspiring researchers and clinicians to exciting advances in biomedical sciences that will help define their career paths.

We expect to support 15-20 internships, depending on the needs of the VARI faculty. Summer interns will be paired with a scientific investigator and/or their designee for an intense 10-week research experience. Students will gain an understanding of the latest research methods, instruments and testing procedures. They will learn how to design experiments and see how their test results can contribute to a larger research project. At the end of the internship programs, students will give an oral presentation or poster presentation about their experience to the research staff.

Frederik and Lena Meijer Student Internship Program
(15 - 18 internships)

In 2001, Fred and Lena Meijer began funding the Frederik and Lena Meijer Summer Internship Program.  The Meijer family continue to generously support this program allowing students to gain valuable research experience.



UNCF Internships
(2 internships)

download uncf brochureVan Andel Education Institute partners with UNCF to match students interested in biomedical research careers with summer research internships at Van Andel Research Institute.  Students will be selected based on their interest in a career in biomedical research and their grades in basic science courses. This program will provide students with essential experience, mentoring and financial support.



How to Apply / More Info

The following information applies to both the Frederik and Lena Meijer and the UNCF programs.