Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard – Internship Program

Live at Harvard for the summer, work alongside Harvard faculty and graduate students, and enjoy access to the outstanding resources of the University. The program covers travel to and from the program, housing, and typically a stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500.

Are you considering a PhD? Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) will connect you with first-class researchers working in fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

During this 10-week undergraduate program, SROH interns conduct research and participate in discussions with Cambridge-based Harvard faculty, build their presentation and research discussions skills, and take part in field trips with other Harvard summer programs. Students in the program live in Harvard housing.

The program is funded by GSAS, Harvard Molecules, Cells, and Organisms, Harvard Evolution, Ecology, and Environment, and the Leadership Alliance.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: A stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500.
  • Job/Position Title: Intern
  • Location: USA
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To qualify, you must be a:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
  • Be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal documents of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible for the SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.
  • Note: The SR-EIP is not designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in the practice of law, business administration, clinical medicine, clinical psychology or the allied health professions.
  • Note: If you attend a U.S. institution but do not meet the citizenship eligibility requirements for the SR-EIP, contact individual summer program coordinators at Research Sites to learn about other opportunities for participation in summer research.

Application Procedure:

SROH takes place between June and August. Interested students can apply through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program.

The SR-EIP application has five sections that must be completed before your application can be submitted. All of these must be completed via this application platform. They may be done in multiple sessions. When you access the application, you will be able to save the information you have entered, log in at a future time and continue where you left off.

The sections you must complete include:

  • Personal Information, Interests, and Schools
  • Education & Experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Transcripts that are PDFs uploaded by the applicant.

Worth Description:

The internship is a paid program.

  • The program covers travel to and from the program, housing, and typically a stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500.
  • Students participating in MARC or similar programs that provide summer support are welcome to apply.
  • Students are required to participate for the full period of the program.
  • Summer 2019 dates: June 10 (Move-in June 9) — August 15 (Move-out by August 17)

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