RISE Internship Track

The 2023 session of RISE was a great success. Please check back on December 15 for details about next summer’s program and to submit an application. Sign up for an email reminder.

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.

Throughout the six weeks of the program, you will participate in weekly workshops that provide 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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How to Apply

Applications open on December 15.



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