Programs & Funding

Students spend one week at BNL during the winter break and participate in a lab related research project. Students also interact with Laboratory staff members, attend lectures on current research projects and are guided on tours of the Laboratory facilities to witness scientific projects in progress. Students are expected to participate in a team research experience and present their results at the closing of the college Mini-Semester.

Program Provides
~ Housing: single-occupancy dormitory rooms
~ On-site transportation
~ All Supplies
~ Program will operate from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Audience for This Program

Full-time sophomore, junior, and senior college, or university students.

Program Benefits

Many of these students return to BNL as part of the Community College Institute (CCI) or the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). Both of these programs offer students the opportunity to become part of a scientific research team for a summer. The SULI program also offers internships during the fall and spring semesters. Students who participate in the College Mini-Semester program are encouraged to apply for the 16-week academic semester programs and for the 10-week summer program

Rules & Eligibility Criteria

A focus on selecting a diverse and talented pool of student interns is given. All students in good standing that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply.

  • must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • must provide proof of health insurance

Application Process

A completed application consists of:

  1. An application, completed by the student online
  2. A copy of the student's unofficial transcript, then returned to the school's representative
  3. One recommendation from faculty done online
  4. An essay NOT GREATER THAN 400 WORDS explaining why you want to be part of this program and list three areas of research interests including the relevant BNL scientist names performing the research.
  5. BNL Insurance Information, Photo Permission and PRA Form.
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