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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


Fall Term 2013


  • September 16 (Monday): Fall Term Classes begin at 7:45 am
  • September 20 (Friday): Convocation at 3:15PM
  • September 20 (Friday): Deadline for sponsors to submit Round One project descriptions


  • October 3 (Thursday) Internship Information Session, students receive information on opportunities and application process and begin contacting sponsors to set up interviews
  • Friday, October 4 through Thursday, October 24: Sponsors (and assistant sponsors) conduct interviews with prospective interns
  • October 25 (Friday): Last day for Round One sponsor/student interviews
  • October 27 (Sunday): Sponsor and student deadline to submit top internship choices for Round One
  • October 28 - Nov. 5: Winter term course elections


  • November 1 (Friday): Deadline for sponsors to submit Round Two project descriptions
  • November 4 (Monday) Notification of Round One Matches
  • November 7 (Thursday): Round Two Project Descriptions available, Students begin contacting sponsors to set up interviews
  • November 7 - 18:  Sponsors and assistant sponsors conduct interviews with prospective interns
  • November 18 (Monday): Last day for Round Two sponsor/student interviews
  • November 19 (Tuesday): Sponsor and student deadline to submit top internship choices for Round Two - Fall term classes end
  • November 22 - Wednesday November 27 - Final Examination period
  • November 27 (Wednesay): Thanksgiving recess begins at 5:50 p.m.
  • November 27 (Wednesday): Notification of Round Two matches.
Note: Before the end of Fall Term, each sponsor, assistant sponsor and intern triad (or pair) should meet for a pre-internship meeting to discuss time commitments, establish initial expectations and identify a firm January start date. This first meeting has proved to be very important to insuring a successful internship "launch". Group interns on a project should try to meet together with their sponsor.

Winter Term 2014


  • January 6 (Monday): Winter term classes begin. WISP internships may start now.
  • January 8 (Wednesday): WISP Intern Orientation Session for all interns


  • February 3 (Monday): Orientation dinner  discussion for research mentors
  • February 7 (Friday): Carnival holiday (Classes moved to x-periods)
  • February 12 - 20: Spring Term Course Selection
  • TBA  Intern check-in to share experiences and connect with other interns

End-February: Prior to end of term final exams, sponsor-intern check-in to review and/or adjust expectations and responsibilities, give feedback, set some goals for spring term. Sponsors are encouraged to share this review with WISP office.


Early March Sponsor/intern review expectations, give feedback and set goals for spring term

  • March 7 (Friday): Winter term classes end at 5:50 p.m.; start of Pre-Examination Break
  • March 10 (Monday): Final examinations begin
  • March 14 (Friday): Final examinations end

Spring Term 2014


  • March 24 (Monday): Spring term classes begin
  • Internships resume this week. Getting re-established with your intern this week will help her prioritize the internship. Set a new work schedule.


  • Begin to work with intern on poster content 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 22 (Thursday): 22nd Wetterhahn Science Poster Symposium, keynote talk and student poster session - Life Sciences Bldg.
  • May 26 (Monday): Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 28 (Wednesday): Spring term classes end at 5:50 pm
  • May 30 (Friday): Final Examinations begin


Note: Interns may continue working in their internship until they leave campus or conclude with the symposium. Sponsor and assistant sponsor bring closure to internship experience with wrap-up and feedback to interns
  • June 3 (Tuesday): Final examinations end
  • June 8 (Sunday): Commencement Day

Last Updated: 1/8/14