Summer Internship Program

(Application Opens Mid- to Late April)

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.

*COVID-19 Note: Due to the current pandemic the 2021 E.E. Just Summer Internship will be a fully remote experience. While this is disappointing, there is tremendous value in participating in this program. Students interested in the E.E. Just Summer Internship Program should identify a Dartmouth faculty member with whom they would like to conduct research and jointly craft a plan for a fulfilling 10-week full-time remote research experience, which can include reading/discussing articles and other activities that will broaden the intern's horizons and prepare them for the eventual return to in-person research.


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
  • 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

(Links to forms are only active during the spring application season.)

  • First, complete the Mentor & Faculty Recommendation Request Form by May 1, 2021, which is the suggested deadline for candidates to submit the name and email address of two Dartmouth faculty who have agreed to write recommendations on your behalf:
    • Research Mentor: A Dartmouth professor who has agreed to supervise you on the proposed research project.
    • Faculty Reference: A Dartmouth faculty member who is familiar with your academic work and/or your academic and career goals
  • Next, work on the E.E. Just Summer Internship Application Form, due to be fully completed by May 14, 2021, which is also the final deadline for ALL materials including the Letters of Recommendation (from faculty reference and research mentor). A link to the recommendation form is sent to faculty after the candidate completes the request form. Please check in with faculty to ensure they have received the request and are aware of the deadline.
  • Prior to June 4, 2021: Announcement of internship recipients.

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