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Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases Internship Program

Posted: January 21, 2015

Starting in 2015, interested junior and senior undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from across the United States are invited to apply to the IIAD Internship Program.

Program Overview

Starting in 2015, interested junior and senior undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from across the United States are invited to apply to the IIAD Internship Program. Selected interns will be matched with IIAD scientist mentors for paid 10-week summer internships, gaining hands-on experience related to the prevention, detection, control, and mitigation of high-consequence transboundary animal diseases.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Application submitted no later than February 16, 2015
  • Full-time student status at time of internship 
  • Valid health insurance during course of internship

 

Internship Requirements

  • Attend orientation in April (conducted via webinar) 
  • Must be willing to relocate, if necessary, to the site of the internship for the duration of the 10-week appointment (relocation and travel costs will not be covered) 
  • Create and submit a laboratory safety plan, with the assistance of the internship mentor 
  • Complete a 10-week internship with an IIAD scientist 
  • Conduct a research briefing at internship site 
  • Maintain a weekly training log 
  • Submit a 10-page summary report 
  • Complete and submit all required forms

 

Program Timeline

  • January 2015: Call for undergraduate applications 
  • February–March 2015: Interview top candidates 
  • April 2015: Orientation via webinar 
  • June–August 2015: Internship 
  • September 2015: Intern reports submitted to IIAD

 

To Apply to this Program To apply to the IIAD Internship Program go to iiad.tamu.edu. Applications must be submitted to iiad@ag.tamu.edu by 5 p.m. (CST) on February 16, 2015.

Contact Dr. Kelly Soltysiak, Program Coordinator Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases Kelly.Soltysiak@ag.tamu.edu