Summer Internship Program

EE Just Summer Internship - Program Description

The E.E. Just Summer Internship Programprovides opportunities for Dartmouth first-year students to pursue full-time research in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). These hands-on experiences are intended to inspire students from groups underrepresented in the sciences to major in a STEM discipline and to consider pursuing a career as a research scientist.


First-year students who are planning to major in a STEM field and are committed to the mission of the E.E. Just Program are eligible to apply for the summer research program. Applicants must identify a research mentor (at Dartmouth or another institution) and work with that mentor in the spring to develop a summer research project lasting at least 8 weeks. Note that this is a competitive program and not all students who submit an application will be selected.

Students may apply for two types of research opportunities:

  • Research at Dartmouth: students may work with Dartmouth faculty in any science department (including math), and may also opt to work with faculty at Geisel or Thayer. Students who are not sure how to find a faculty mentor can refer to information on Finding a Faculty Research Mentor on the UGAR website.
  • Research at another institution: students may conduct research with faculty at other colleges or universities, and in some cases, may be able to work with researchers at other types of institutions (e.g. think tanks, industry, medical facilities). Students who are not sure whether a particular research opportunity fits the criteria for this program are encouraged to contact Professor Craig Sutton BEFORE the application deadline.

Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Funding: E.E. Just Summer Interns will receive a stipend to support full-time research (for 10 weeks) in a STEM field during the summer.
  • Community: E.E. Just Summer Interns will participate in some aspects of Dartmouth Adventures in STEM (held annually in mid-August)
  • Final Report: A final report summarizing your experience and scientific findings

Application Timeline for the Class of 2022

  • Online Recommendation Request Form - Mid April, 2019
    • Research at Dartmouth: name and email address of your faculty research mentor 
    • Research at another institution: name and email address of a Dartmouth faculty member who is familiar with your academic work and/or academic and career goals
  • Application Form Deadline - Late April, 2019
    • Online student application form (This link is available during the application cycle)