Summer Research Program

2017 EACRI Summer Research program Interns

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute offers a summer research program for undergraduate students who are seriously considering a career in biomedical sciences. The program offers direct hands-on research experience in one of the institute's research laboratories. The research will be focused on basic science or what is referred to as bench research.

Program Details

  • Length of program: 9 weeks, June 18-August 17, 2018
  • Hourly pay: $10.75/hr
  • Application due date: March 15, 2018
  • Notification date: April 15, 2018

Program Description

The EACRI Summer Research Program is an intensive nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will complete an independent research project and present their findings at an Institute-wide poster session.

  1. Direct hands on research experience in one of the EACRI research laboratories.
  2. Full day Providence New Employee Orientation
  3. Institute orientation (laboratory introduction, safety training, facility tour)
  4. Faculty luncheon.
  5. Weekly bioinformatics class
  6. Journal Club (Every other week)
  7. Weekly lab seminars (Every Friday)
  8. End of program poster session


Undergraduate freshman, sophomores or juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should have completed at least college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry.

Students entering into their freshman, sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) and who are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.

Participants must be able to attend the full summer session (5 days per week, 8:30-5:30pm approx.). Time off will be considered but not necessarily granted.

Application Requirements

The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to a serious summer learning experience and an inclination toward research as demonstrated in the application materials.

  1. A cover letter addressed to Molly Jud introducing yourself and acknowledging a commitment to work the entire 9 weeks of the program.
  2. A one-page description of your goals, interests and prior research experience. As part of this statement, include a specific response to the question: "What leads you to believe you want to be a scientist?"
  3. A current transcript.
  4. One letter of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate teachers.

Email letter of introduction and application requirements to Molly Jud, 503-215-7896.