As the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program ramps up for another great summer, there are still opportunities for you and your research to become involved!
1) Apply to mentor an intern in 2014. This is a great opportunity to become the catalyst in the career of an exceptional young scientist while also furthering your own research. (Learn more)
2) Sponsor intern positions in 2014. Community PIs can use existing Broader Impacts funds or partner with IRIS EPO staff to write a short (2 page) REU supplement to their existing awards help the program reach our goal of supporting 15 to 20 interns annually. In addition to expanding the program, PIs would also further their research while mentoring an exceptional young scientist. If interested, please contact Michael Hubenthal (hubeth @ iris.edu)
3) Build intern positions into future grant proposals. Numerous community members have already leveraged the competency of the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program to build strong broader impacts components of their grant proposals. Why not write one or two interns into your next proposal? It is an easy addition that reviews well and has the ability to make a powerful difference in the career of a member of the Next Generation of IRIS. If interested, please contact Michael Hubenthal (hubeth @ iris.edu)