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Women in Science Project
6243 Parker House, 2nd floor
(Located in a two-story white frame house)
Hanover, NH
Phone: (603) 646-3690
Email: WISP@Dartmouth.EDU
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Fall Term 2014


  • September 15 (Monday): Fall term classes begin
  • September 19 (Friday): Deadline for faculty to submit Round 1 project descriptions


  • October 2 (Thursday): Internship Information Session for Students - Round 1 Project Descriptions available
  • Friday, October 3 - Thursday, October 23: Round 1 interview period
  • October 23 (Thursday): Last day for Round 1 interviews
  • October 26 (Sunday): Deadline for faculty and students to submit top internship choices for Round 1
  • October 31 (Friday): Deadline for faculty to submit Round 2 project descriptions


  • November 4 (Monday): Notification of Round 1 Matches
  • November 6 (Thursday): Round 2 Project Descriptions available
  • November 6 - 17: Round 2 interview period
  • November 17 (Monday): Last day for Round 2 interviews
  • November 18 (Tuesday): Deadline for faculty and students to submit top internship choices for Round 2
  • November 18: Fall term classes end
  • November 21: Fall term exams begin
  • November 26 (Wednesday): Fall term exams end
  • November 26 (Wednesday): Notification of Round 2 matches

Note: Before the end of Fall Term, research mentors should schedule a meeting with their intern(s) to discuss time commitments, establish initial expectations, and identify a January start date. This first meeting has proved to be very important to insuring a successful internship "launch."

Winter Term 2015


  • January 5 (Monday): Winter term classes begin
  • January 5 - January 9: WISP internships start this week
  • January TBA: WISP Intern Orientation Session for all interns


  • February TBA: Research mentor orientation dinner
  • February 6 (Friday): Carnival holiday (Classes moved to x-periods)
  • February TBA:  Intern check-in to share experiences and connect with other interns
  • End of February: mentor-intern check-in to review and/or adjust expectations and responsibilities, give feedback, set some goals for spring term. Mentors are encouraged to share this review with WISP office.


  • March 10 (Tuesday): Winter term classes end
  • March 13 (Friday): Final examinations begin
  • March 17 (Tuesday): Final examinations end

Spring Term 2015


  • March 30 (Monday): Spring term classes begin
  • March 30 - April 3:  Internships resume this week (be sure to set a new work schedule)


  • Begin to work on poster and presentation for Wetterhahn Science Symposium


  • TBA: Poster Prep Session for Symposium participants
  • Note: Sponsors set interim goals for review of intern poster content and coach interns with practice presentations
  • TBA: Deadline for intern submission of symposium poster titles
  • May 25 (Monday): Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 28 (Thursday): Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium


Note: Interns may continue working in their internship until they leave campus or conclude with the symposium. Research mentors bring closure to internship experience with wrap-up and feedback to interns.

  • June 2 (Tuesday): Last day of classes
  • June 5 (Friday): Final examinations begin
  • June 9 (Tuesday): Final examinations end
  • June 14 (Sunday): Commencement

Last Updated: 8/26/14