During the beautiful Berkshire summer, a few dozen students are hired for up to 10 weeks to work with individual Biology faculty members on the faculty members’ research projects. Most of these students spend their summer doing research at Williams College but some accompany their faculty mentor to field sites such as Isle Royale (with Professors Edwards and Smith).
Information on applying for a summer research position (Williams students only):
- Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to apply
- A list of the faculty who will be hiring research assistants during summer 2013 will be available here starting in January 2013. You should look at information available through the Research Showcase page for those faculty members. A lab open house and information session is held during January to provide you with an opportunity to learn about the research opportunities available. After doing all this background work, you should make an appointment to meet with each faculty member with whom you may want to work.
- Fill out and submit the on-line application form, available here.
Other Summer Opportunities
There is an opportunity for two Williams rising juniors to participate in summer research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA. More information and the application form are found here. Application deadline February 15, 2013.
Many students apply for summer research positions elsewhere and end up working in labs or at field sites at other institutions (MIT, NIH, Princeton, University of Washington, Harvard University, etc.). If you’re interested in opportunities to do research at other institutions,
- take a look at the opportunities page on our website or the websites for institutions at which you might like to work—search for “summer undergraduate research” or “SURF” to see what opportunities might be available
- check out the resources at OCC
- look at this fairly comprehensive list maintained by a colleague at RIT: http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/