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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 2023. 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 vaccine / booster mandate for staff and students.

View the 2023 program poster



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 22nd - July 28th 2023 (Arrival May 21st, Departure July 29th)
  • Applicants must be US citizens, US Nationals, or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in fall 2023.
  • 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 2023 program are now open and will close on February 10th, 2023

For the 2023 summer program, we are participating in a common application administered by the National Science Foundation. Please visit https://www.nsfetap.org/award/569/opportunity/575 to complete your application.

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
  • One program specific question
  • A copy of your unofficial transcripts
  • 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 upload them to the website.

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