Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)

The SURIP program is intended for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biological sciences.

The typical participant will be between their sophomore and junior year, or between their junior and senior year of undergraduate studies.

Students who will have a BA or BS prior to the start of the program should not apply.

SURIP is most appropriate for students considering application to PhD programs in the biomedical sciences and is not intended for students who plan to apply to medical school.

There is no clinical shadowing component to the internship.

Students who are undecided or interested in combined degrees are welcome to apply.

Key Dates for Summer 2017

  • Dec. 5, 2016: Applications open for the following summer.
  • Feb. 8, 2017, at noon: Application deadline.
  • May 30, 2017: Start of internship.
  • Aug. 3, 2017: Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Aug. 4, 2017: End of internship.

Student Selection

We will accept up to 15 students in the program. Intern selections will be made by the Program Director and the Advisory Board.

Selections will be based on scholarship, the personal reference letter and an evaluation of the student’s interests.

See information on student interns in previous years of the program.


Interns will receive $3,000 (prior to taxes and rent) for the summer.


Interns invited to participate in the program may elect to live on campus in our housing facilities. The charge for the first month is covered by the program with the remaining charges paid by the intern ($513/month). See more information about our housing facilities.


The director of SURIP is Dr. Gail Matters. Dr. Matters is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is actively involved in graduate education.

Advisory Board Members