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Summer Research Experience

Consider applying to be a paid summer intern for the Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center (DSSEC). High school science teachers, high school students, and SVSU undergraduate students are welcome to apply for an opportunity to participate in scientific research during the summer with SVSU faculty. SVSU faculty will be directing projects in the areas of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and engineering; however, each project is closely aligned with the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute (SBESI). Funding is available for undergraduate student internship positions for up to 8 weeks (20-30 hrs/wk).

The summer internship typically occurs during SVSU’s summer term, end of June - beginning of August. 

Dow SSEC Timeline

  • Undergraduate student intern applications are to be sent to David Karpovich (dsk@svsu.edu) by mid-March. Undergraduate intern selections will be contacted in mid-April.
  • High school student intern applications are to be sent to Adrianne Cole (acole@svsu.edu) by mid-March. High school intern selections will be contacted at the biginning of May.
  • High school teacher intern applications are to be sent to Adrianne Cole (acole@svsu.edu) by mid-March. High school teacher intern selections will be contacted in mid-April.

Save the Date for All Researchers

  • Summer internship program orientation day – end of June
  • Dow SSEC Poster Symposium – first week in August
  • Dow SSEC project reflection paper/report due – first week in August

Director, Dow SSEC

Dr. David Karpovich
dsk@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4349

STEM Mobile Lab Coordinator, Elementary

Dr. Betsy Diegel
bldiegel@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2934

Office

Science East 261