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Life Sciences in Lighting

Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is making available a limited number of paid summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students from the life sciences. Selected students will participate in an intensive, eight-week education and research program focused on the impact of light and lighting on human health, well-being, alertness, mood, productivity, and other areas within the life sciences.

Who is eligible to participate?
Undergraduate students from universities within the United States who have completed at least three years of study in one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Human Factors
  • Neurophysiology
  • Physics
  • Other areas related to the life sciences

What is included in the program?
The eight-week, paid internship program in Life Sciences in Lighting at the LRC includes:

  • A one-week, intensive, introductory education program providing an overview of research related to the life sciences and lighting.
  • Active participation in actual research being conducted at the LRC related to the life sciences.
  • A stipend of $4,160 paid to each student selected to participate in the eight-week summer internship.

What other benefits are there for students who participate?
Students who participate in this internship program will be

  • Eligible for consideration for a fully-funded research assistantship for graduate study in the lighting related to the life sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, following successful completion of their undergraduate degree. A limited number of students will be selected for this opportunity based on performance in the summer internship program along with other factors such as academic performance and recommendations.

When will the internship be available?
Internship openings for Summer 2011 are now filled. The next eight week summer internship program will be held in Summer 2012.

How do I apply for the internship?
Students can apply for the internship program in Life Sciences in Lighting at the LRC by completing the application form, and submitting other requested materials by the deadline specified on the form.

Who do I contact with questions about the program?
For more information on the summer internship program in the life sciences and lighting contact Dan Frering.

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