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Summer Internship for Undergraduate Students

Summer Internship Overview

The CBST hosts a Summer Internship Program

for Undergraduate students.  For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics.

Goals of the program

  • Engage students in exciting, cutting edge, interdisciplinary scientific research
  • Introduce students to various career paths in Biophotonics
  • Increase the diversity of undergraduate students participating in CBST-related research
  • Help develop the professional skills of undergraduate researchers

Benefits to students

  • RESEARCH: Work with scientists, postdocs and graduate students in a real laboratory environment.
  • LOCATIONS: Opt for a research internship at UC Davis campus (Davis, CA) and UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA). Other available options: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA and Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:Participate in a weekly workshops designed to help you develop skills in areas related to: résumé writing, public speaking, networking and career options.

  • CBST ANNUAL RETREAT: Attend the CBST Annual Retreat, where you will meet and network with the  community of CBST faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students; attend the scientific sessions, and enjoy free time for fun activities.
  • ANNUAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP SCIENTIFIC MEETING: Present your summer project at the Annual Summer Internship Scientific Meeting. All CBST researchers, students and postdocs are invited to attend.
  • HAVE FUN: Participate in fun extra-curricular activities, including day-trips and pizza nights, aimed to bring interns together and favor the development of a supportive community.
  • STIPEND: Receive a $500/week stipend to support the costs of local living. 

Program details 

How to apply

Potential Summer Projects

Housing and Living in the area

What previous interns said about the program: