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Neuroscience Research Metcalf - Summer 2024

This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Click here to learn more about the program, its benefits, and the UChicago community of supporters. 

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Neuroscience Research Metcalf Internship

A limited number of Neuroscience Research Internships are available for the summer of 2024. This internship gives second and third year students majoring in Neuroscience the opportunity to complete research in a neuroscience laboratory. Through directly experiencing the joys and tribulations of the research process, students can discover their own affinity for and interest in neuroscience.

Students must work with a UChicago Neuroscience faculty member (Principal Investigator, or PI) to develop a project that is both significant and feasible within the confines of this 10-week program. Student interns are expected to work full-time in a neuroscience laboratory on campus to complete their proposed project. Interns must also attend weekly, in-person meetings with their cohort of neuroscience researchers. All students will be expected to present their work with a research talk at the end of the quarter.

The 10-week program will begin on Monday, June 10th, 2024, and will conclude on Saturday, August 17th, 2024. Students will receive a $5,500 stipend. Students may not register for any courses during this 10-week summer internship as the stipend is regarded as full-time research. 

Application required material:

  • Application form (titled "NSCI Metcalf Application," downloadable through the Attachments section of this job posting)
  • Name of faculty recommender; The student is responsible for emailing the name of the faculty member who will recommend them for the internship to neuromajor@uchicago.eduThe administration will reach out to the faculty recommender to request information.

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Application Process Timeline 

March 25th, 2024

April 1st 2024

  • Application Deadline: Please submit your completed application through Handshake by 11:59 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

June 10th, 2024

  • Internship begins

August 17th, 2024

  • Internship ends

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