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Research Internships for Non-Dartmouth Students


Dartmouth College research internships are designed to increase the participation of students in scientific research and to encourage them to consider careers in research, medicine, and science education. Internships provide high-school students and non-Dartmouth undergraduates with hands-on experience working with a team including Dartmouth faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows or graduate and undergraduate students on a new or ongoing research project.

Chemistry is currently accepting applications for the ACS Project SEED Summer Internship.
The American Chemical Society Project SEED summer research program opens new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it's like to be a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school are given a rare chance to work alongside scientist-mentors on research projects in industrial, academic, and federal laboratories, discovering new career paths as they approach critical turning points in their lives.

Student Responsibilities:
The Project SEED student will work 40 hours/week for at least 8 weeks during the summer.

This criteria is very important!
The student must be recognized as economically disadvantaged. Preference will be given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size ( An economically disadvantaged student applicant who is physically disabled must be considered on the same basis as any other applicant and may not be discriminated against in any way.

The applicant should also have completed a one-year introductory high school chemistry course.

To Apply:
Application deadline is Friday, June 1 2018
Application materials should be sent by email
For more information, click here.

Working with Minors
All Internship Programs are required to adhere to the Dartmouth College policy when working with minors under 18 years of age who are not enrolled in classes. Information on all of the requirements can be accessed here.

Students interested in a research internship should contact the faculty researcher they want to work with to see if internships are available in that lab. Academic programs can be accessed here, and a search of faculty/people within each program will take you to the lab/research interests of Dartmouth faculty.


The protocol for faculty who want to offer an internship is available here and includes instructions on obtaining all required forms.

A Research Internship Liability waiver template is available here.


External opportunities can be found at
This is a searchable database of STEM opportunities managed through the Institute for Broadening Participation. The IBP mission seeks to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Last Updated: 4/20/18