RISE Internship Track

In light of Boston University’s announcement regarding the cancellation of in-person programming for Summer 2020, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the Internship track this year. The hands-on laboratory nature of the Internship track does not make it a feasible option for remote learning.

Hands-on research

In this six-week program, academically-motivated rising seniors will conduct research for 40 hours per week under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, or graduate student mentor.

If you are interested in hands-on research, the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Internship track provides an opportunity to explore, in depth, the many facets of university laboratory research occurring across a variety of fields. You’ll find links on this page to several departmental websites and faculty profiles. Take some time to visit the sites and review the profiles. Not only will you get a sense of the exciting research going on at BU, but you will be able to identify professors whose research interests match your own.

As a RISE Internship student, you will tackle a research project and acquire valuable technical and analytical skills, culminating in the Poster Symposium. In some cases, research interns will submit their work to national science fair contests such as the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Throughout the six weeks of the program, you will participate in weekly workshops with the RISE Program Manager, who provides insight into the scientific process, research ethics, reading a research paper, making a poster, and networking in the scientific community. You will also benefit from valuable sessions on college admission strategies and preprofessional health programs built into the experience.

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