RISE Internship Track

University 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 university-level 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 remote 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.

Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the operation of BU research laboratories, we are working closely and carefully to identify remote Internship opportunities that will be challenging, exciting, and successful for RISE students. In order to do so, we may need to scale back the number of student lab placements to maximize the student experience in light of the current global health situation.

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