FISH Internship | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Franciscan Institute for Science and Health

    Summer Research Programs 2017

    With a goal of providing real-world experience and hands-on training, FISH proudly supports four distinct 2017 summer research opportunities for Franciscan students enrolled in STEM majors. The program is designed to take students beyond the educational basics of traditional classroom instruction and provide a unique experience that differentiates Franciscan graduates from other college graduates. Students can apply to:

    • Work on campus during the summer with a Franciscan faculty researcher.
    • Work with researchers at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This specific program is open to both Franciscan and non-Franciscan University students. 
    • Work on the synthesis of drugs to treat neglected diseases at Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    • Work with an adult stem cell research group at AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, Washington.

    For the summer of 2017, there will be 10 on-campus research positions available, 1-2 NIH research positions, 1-2 Eli Lilly research positions, and 1 AVM Biotechnology position.

    The descriptions of the internships are listed below. Please read carefully, as each internship program has distinct start and end dates, stipends, and living arrangements. On the sidebar, you’ll find the online application form you can use to either apply to a select program or to apply to multiple programs.

    Online Application & Application Instructions  
    The application period will open on December 1, 2016. Review of completed application packages will begin on February 3, 2017.

    On-Campus Internship
    Students work on campus with a Franciscan faculty member during the summer for 10 weeks starting the week of May 30, 2017. Students work 20 hours per week and are provided with free room and board, 3 hours of upper-level research credit in their majors, and a small stipend. Students not only pursue a research project under faculty guidance, but they also participate in a weekly science, philosophy, and faith seminar series that includes presentations by a variety of Franciscan faculty. Participating faculty members include: Dr. Derek Doroski, Dr. Dan Kuebler, Dr. Kyle McKenna, Dr. Joseph Pathakamuri, Dr. John Perozich, Dr. Jeff Rohde, Dr. Stephen Sammut, Dr. Mark Watry and Sister Lucy Gantt, FSGM. Students can find information about faculty research interests on the Franciscan University website.

    National Institutes of Health Internship
    This program is currently open to both Franciscan and non-Franciscan University students. A limited number of students will be selected to pursue an internship with the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Students will conduct research full-time for 12 weeks with NCATS faculty members (start dates varies) on a variety of projects that span science, math, and engineering disciplines. A stipend of roughly $2,200/month will be provided and reasonably priced housing will be arranged for the interns in an apartment in Bethesda near the NIH campus. Currently proposed dates for the program will be from Tuesday May 30th, 2017 through Friday August 18th, 2017.


    AVM Biotechnology Internship
    One student will be selected to intern at AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, Washington. AVM is a pro-life biotech company that aims to enhance adult stem cell therapies by advancing game-changing technologies for regenerative medicine, immuno-oncology and fully human biologics manufacturing. The student will work full-time for 10 weeks starting May 30, 2017 and will receive a stipend and transportation to and from Seattle.  


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