Summer Research Internships in Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
at The Ohio State University

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Program Dates: May 20-July 26, 2019

The Ohio State University and the Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc., are co-sponsoring 20 paid summer research internships in biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics in Summer 2019 for students at The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University. The 10-week program from May 20 to July 26, 2019, will partner interns with Ohio State University faculty members in the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics in the College of Arts & Sciences, or the divisions of Biostatistics or Epidemiology in the College of Public Health.  Interns will conduct individual faculty-mentored projects that support the research priorities of the lab. At OSU, students will gain experience working in an R-1 university laboratory alongside senior faculty and OSU undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, an ideal introduction to the graduate school research experience. Students will conclude their internship at a capstone event at OSU, where they will present their research to OSU faculty and faculty and academic deans from their home institution, followed by a presentation at their college early in the fall semester.

The program is open to any Ohio Five student, with a special focus on students completing their sophomore or junior years. Students may be from any major, but are expected to have completed foundational coursework in the proposed area of study. Those who initiate research programs they wish to continue as part of their major and its concluding research project may be invited to continue their research activities with OSU following the internship. The program is especially suited to students interested in a graduate studies that they may consider pursuing at OSU.

Students will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 10-weeks of full-time research and housing in a double room at OSU in its conference housing at no cost to the intern.  The program also includes weekly workshops on the conduct of research, as well as social events.

To apply, students should submit an application, transcript, resume, a letter of reference from a faculty member or someone else who knows the student’s scientific ability well, and a cover letter explaining their areas of interest, description of previous laboratory or research experience, college coursework in science and mathematics to be completed by the end of the 2018-19 academic year, and plans for the future, to The Five Colleges of Ohio by February 1, 2019. Applications are submitted online and a letter of reference should be sent by email to Susana Valezquez, Program and Budget Manager, Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc., at velazquezs@ohio5.org. Selection of the interns will be made in consultation with the faculty the Ohio Five science and math departments by participating Ohio State University departments. Candidates will be notified by March 1.

Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.  Positions co-funded with the OSU Graduate School’s Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) are available.

The Ohio 5-SURE program is supported by the Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc., the OSU Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Public Health, the OSU Graduate School, the OSU Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, and the OSU Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.


Participating Faculty and Research Projects

Program Schedule

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Contact Information

Sarah Stone
SURE Executive Program Director
Executive Director
Five Colleges of Ohio
(440) 775-5501 | stones@ohio5.org

Susana Velazquez
SURE Ohio 5 Administrative Coordinator
Program and Budget Manager
Five Colleges of Ohio
(440) 775-5500 | velazquezs@ohio5.org

Dr. Thomas J. Magliery
SURE Faculty Program Director
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Graduate Studies
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
(614) 247-8425 | magliery.1@osu.edu

Jennifer Hambach
SURE On-Site Program Coordinator
Admissions Coordinator
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
(614) 292-8917 | hambach.2@osu.edu