Application Instructions

  • Make a PDF of a cover letter (see below)
  • Download a PDF of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Make a PDF of your resume or C.V.
  • Read about and rank your research area and faculty mentor choices
  • Fill out the online application form and upload the documents above
  • Some colleges’ network security protocols prohibit use of uploaded forms; if you are having difficulty doing so on your application, please use this alternate text-only form. All Denison University students must use the text-only form.
  • Have a faculty member or someone who knows your scientific ability well email a letter of recommendation directly to Susana Velazquez at the Five Colleges of Ohio,
  • All application materials are due by January 31, 2020.

Cover Letter

  • Describe why you are interested in this internship.
  • State your area(s) of interest.  Be sure to state both the general area (biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, physics, statistics) and your specific interests.  Some areas, like chemistry, list subdisciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical), and it is helpful if you also identify the subdisciplines that interest you. You will need to identify five potential faculty of interest in the online application; you should explain your choices in the letter.
  • List what science and math classes you will complete in the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Give a description of your previous laboratory or research experience.
  • State your plans for the future.