With plant biodiversity as a unifying theme, research at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University by staff and visiting scientists from around the world builds on a broadly integrative program that will advance knowledge about how plants function, how they have evolved and diversified over time, how they shape ecosystems, and how they respond to a rapidly changing planet. The DaRin Butz Research Internship Program at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University gives undergraduates in the life sciences a unique opportunity to experience research from start to finish while gaining training and connections among scientific colleagues. DaRin Butz Interns will not only conduct research, but will also develop their project with their advisors and be guided through the process of sharing their research through written reports and oral presentations, an important component of scientific research. Students will also participate in activities with the other DaRin Butz Interns, including a weekly journal club and tours of the Arboretum’s diverse collections.
DaRin Butz Interns will conduct research under the mentorship of Arboretum Advisors. Because the relationship between the advisor and the intern is vital for the success of the summer experience, applicants should contact a potential advisor as early as possible.
More information is available on our website: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/research/fellowships/darin-butz/
Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the life sciences (part-time or full-time at the time of application) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled and students who have already received their undergraduate degree at the time of application are not eligible for the program. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and work at least 40 hours per week for the entire ten-week term.