Summer Internship Program

(Application Opens Mid-March)

E.E. Just Summer Internship - Program Description

*A Note on COVID-19

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, applicants will be required to submit a contingency plan outlining how their project can be adapted to remote research in the event we are unable to be on campus this summer.

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 (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 (early August 2020)
  • Final Report: A final report summarizing your experience and scientific findings

Application Timeline

  • Applications opens mid-March. Links are only active during application phase. 
  • Mid April, 2021:  Deadline for candidate to submit the Mentor & Faculty Recommendation Request Form with the name and email address of two Dartmouth faculty who have agreed to write recommendations on your behalf:
    • Faculty Reference: A Dartmouth faculty member who is familiar with your academic work and/or your academic and career goals
    • Research Mentor: A Dartmouth professor who has agreed to supervise you on the proposed research project.
  • Late April, 2021: Deadline for Letters of Recommendation (from faculty reference and research mentor)
    (Link to form is sent to faculty after candidate completes the request form. Please check in with faculty.)
  • Early May, 2021: Deadline for candidate to submit application form:
    • E.E. Just Summer Internship Application Form
  • Late May: Announcement of internship recipients.

    (Due to current COVID-19 issues, dates may be subject to change.)