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2021 Neuroscience Research Metcalf Internship

This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Please review the Metcalf Interns’ Responsibility Notice to learn more about program requirements for Metcalf interns.

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2021 Neuroscience Research Metcalf
 Internship Handshake Job Description

A limited number of Neuroscience Research Internships are available for the summer of 2021. This opportunity is designed to allow second year and third year students majoring in Neuroscience the opportunity to try out research in a neuroscience laboratory. Only through directly experiencing the joys and tribulations of the research process can students discover their own affinity for and interest in laboratory work.

Students must work with a UChicago faculty member (Principal Investigator or PI) to develop a project that is both important and feasible within the confines of this 10-week program. Once accepted, student interns are expected to work full-time in a Neuroscience laboratory on campus, to complete their proposed project. Interns must also participate in faculty-led weekly meetings. All students will be expected to present their work at the end of the quarter.

The 10-week program will begin on Monday, June 21st, 2021, and will conclude on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Students may not register for any courses during this 10-week summer internship. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend.

Application required material:
  • Application form. The application can be found in the "Attachments" section on the right-hand side of this page, underneath the social media links.
  • Name of faculty recommender – The student is responsible for emailing us the name of the faculty member who will recommend the student for the internship to The administration will reach out to the faculty recommender to request information.

Please Note: If you are applying to multiple BSCD Fellowship Grants, please fill out the following BSCD Preference Form - BSCD Research 2021 (

Application Process Timeline 
April 3rd, 2021
April 10th, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Please submit your completed application through Handshake by 11:59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
April 19th, 2021
  • Awardees announced
June 21st, 2021
  • Internship begins
August 28th, 2021
  • Internship ends

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