Summer Internship Program

E.E. Just Summer Internship - Program Description

About the Program

The E.E. Just Summer Internship Program provides 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 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 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.

Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Funding: E.E. Just Summer Interns will receive a stipend to support full-time research in a STEM field, with summer housing and a meal plan included.  
  • Professional Development: Summer Interns will participate in workshops addressing the responsible and ethical conduct of research
  • Community: E.E. Just Summer Interns will participate in some aspects of Dartmouth Adventures in STEM (usually in August)
  • Final Report: A final report summarizing your experience and scientific findings

Application, Timelines & Deadline

The E.E. Just Summer Internship application launches in late January. 

The Application for the Summer Internship consists of the following elements:

  1. Faculty Reference Request Form (two faculty members needed - suggested form submission at least two weeks before final deadline)

    • Research Mentor: The research mentor is the faculty member with whom you will conduct research over the summer. Therefore, your choice of research mentor is a critical component of your application. We encourage you to identify this person as soon as possible to allow ample time for them to work with you in crafting your research proposal and to develop a mentorship plan. 

    • Faculty Recommender: This should be someone who knows you well as an intellectual being and is familiar with your academic goals, including your motivation for possibly pursuing research in a STEM field. It will also be helpful if they can speak to your ability to work collaboratively, provide leadership and promote diversity and inclusion.

      *Please follow up with your faculty and mention the April deadline for all materials.

  2. E.E. Just Summer Internship Application Form 

    • Personal Information (e.g., name, proposed major(s)/minor(s), etc.)
    • Essay Questions 
    • Research Proposal (written in consultation with your Research Mentor)
  • May 15 onwards : Finalist Interviews
  • Late May 2023: Announcement of internship recipients.