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High School Interns at the MSU Midland Campus, 07.12.2017

STEM & STEAM (New) Internships for Summer 2018

Application deadline April 15, 2018

Selected participant notification May 11, 2018

The internship is an eight-week, 40 hours per week, paid internship at $11 per hour, running from June 25, 2018, through August 17, 2018.

MSU St. Andrews is located at 1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI 48640.


Current high school juniors who (a) will be seniors in fall 2018, (b) are able to commute daily to MSU St. Andrews in Midland, and (c) are able to commit to missing no more than one week of the program due to other obligations are eligible to apply. Students are welcome to apply for either or both programs.

Program 1 – STEM Internship

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Two groups of STEM interns will be appointed in 2018.  Selected participants will be offered either:

(i)  the opportunity to be mentored by MSU scientists on potentially publishable research projects in chemical and material sciences, or

(ii)  the opportunity to learn a modern computer coding language (such as Python) and develop a game, artificial intelligence, or robotics-related application.

Printable Flyer with more information on project offerings.

The precise number of participants in each group will be determined by student interests (as expressed in the applications), Ph.D. mentor availability, and funding availability. In 2017, 28 interns participated, and the working estimate for 2018 is approximately 45 interns, of whom roughly two-thirds would be in the coding group.

Among the 2017 cohort, two MSU St. Andrews interns became National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.  MSU St. Andrews staff are supportive of interest in it, and also the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, but such participation is not a requirement of the internship program.

Program 2 – New STEAM Writing Internship


MSU St. Andrews supports the national effort to broaden STEM to STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  The MSU St. Andrews Summer Writing Internship is designed to expand and enhance abilities to communicate via the written word.  This internship will complement the existing STEM summer internship program at the MSU St. Andrews facility by integrating a focus on the arts. It is estimated that six to ten students will be accepted for the writing internship program.

Printable flyer with more information on the specific writing areas covered throughout the internship.

Please contact Melanie Kauffman at (517) 432-4499 or kauffm59@msu.edu with any questions or for further information.

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