Summer Undergraduate 
Fellows in
P
lant Health and Pr
otection




Application period is closed for 2017. Please come back in November!

 Are you considering a career in scientific research? Are you interested in doing work to help food, farms, forests, or the environment? Southern Connecticut State University is offering a NEW summer internship program for undergraduates interested in conducting scientific research in areas related to agriculture, crop health, and the environment. 

Underclassmen and novice researchers (students with no prior paid research experience) are strongly encouraged to apply, as are first-generation and minority college students.


The application deadline for this year was March 10, 2017.

Click HERE to see application materials.  


What does the program involve?

Ten selected students will spend nine weeks conducting a research project in small research groups with mentors at Southern CT State University (SCSU) or at the nearby Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in New Haven, CT. Potential projects may be field- or laboratory-based and include topics such as plant pathology, analytical chemistry, entomology, molecular microbiology, plant physiology, and forest health. Click here for the research interests of the participating research mentors. Weekly enrichment activities will include field trips to learn about research careers in the public and private sector, and workshops to develop scientific leadership and communication skills. 

What financial and housing support is provided?

The program offers free housing, a partial dining hall meal plan (2 meals a day) and a $3,925 stipend. Fellows will live in 3-4 person furnished apartment-style student housing on the SCSU campus. Apartments have living rooms, air conditioning, internet, full kitchens, and cable TV. A University Resident Assistant will be available to assist with planning recreational outings or other needs. Fellows will have access to the library on the SCSU campus. Limited funds are available to assist with transportation to New Haven for non-Connecticut residents, upon request.  


Eligibility Requirements



The program is open to undergraduate students who:

·   Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

·  Are at least 18 years of age

·   Will have completed two to four semesters toward a biology, chemistry, or related science major by June 2017

·  Are in good academic standing

·   Can commit to live at SCSU and to work full-time from June 5th to August 4th, 2017 (not including July 4th