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COVID-19 Statement:

The safety of program participants and the MSU community is our top priority. We expect to run an in-person program during summer 2022. Participants must be compliant with the COVID-19 rules established by Michigan State University (https://msu.edu/together-we-will/). These rules are subject to change, but currently include a vaccination mandate for staff and students that includes providing proof of vaccination status, the wearing of a face covering while indoors, and potential participation in regular testing programs.




Candidates who do not meet all the requirements below or cannot participate / attend for the entire period should not apply. However, if you have a conflict with final exam schedules, please contact us for advice.

  • Program dates: May 23rd - July 29th 2022 (Arrival May 22nd, Departure July 30th)
  • Applicants must be US citizens, US Nationals, or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in fall 2022.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree.
  • Applicants should have a declared major in life sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, bioinformatics, or a related subject.
  • Participants must be able to work at least 40 hours per week for the entire 10-week program, and be available for occasional evening and weekend events if they are scheduled. Participants should not be enrolled in classes during the program; this is a full-time position.

Application instructions

**Applications for the summer 2022 program are now open and will close on February 8th, 2022

For the 2022 summer program, we are participating in a common application administered by the National Science Foundation. Please visit https://www.nsfetap.org/award/14/opportunity/11 to apply.

The common application will ask for the following:

  • Personal information
  • Demographic information
  • College enrollment information
  • Personal Statement (500 words)
  • A copy of your CV or résumé
  • Answers to two program specific questions
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please note, letters of recommendation should be written by a current or former professor, teacher, mentor, or employer; someone who can comment on your academic achievements, your work ethic, and your potential to be successful in a research internship. Please remember to ask for these recommendation letters well in advance of the program deadline to give your letter writers plenty of time to prepare and submit them.

Please contact us with any questions or call 517-884-6959






View the 2022 program poster