Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program?
The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program is a 5-week paid summer internship here at Binghamton University, during which you will work as a Research Assistant on a faculty-designed research project, approximately 40 hours per week.
How many Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship positions are available?
There are 18 Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship positions available.
Who is eligible to apply to the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program?
Full-time community college students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (including but not limited to African American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander or Native American) who attend one of our three partner schools: Monroe Community College, Onondaga Community College, or Westchester Community College.
What are the qualifications for the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program?
To qualify for the Bridges Summer Research Program you must have an interest in attaining a baccalaureate degree in a biomedical science, completed 12 credit hours at the partner school, a minimum GPA of 2.7, success in college-level science courses, and be a US citizen or permanent resident.
How do I apply to the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program?
All application packages must contain the following:
- A completed Bridges Summer Research Program Application
- A personal statement explaining your educational and career goals (in approximately 350 words, 1-2 pages double spaced)
- Transcripts from all colleges attended
- The name and complete contact information for on reference, in addition to your coordinator
- A copy of your green card, if permanent resident
What is the application deadline?
The Bridges Summer Research Program has rolling admissions and accepts applications beginning in January with an application deadline of March 14, 2014 or until all internship positions are filled.
What are the benefits of participating in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program?
Some of the benefits include:
- Bridges Scholars are compensated at a rate of $500 per week during the five-week summer research program.
- Bridges scholars work closely with a faculty mentor.
- Qualified Bridges scholars have the opportunity to attend a science meeting to present their research. Travel costs are covered by the program.
- Bridges scholars receive guaranteed admission to Binghamton University provided a minimum 2.7 gpa is maintained at the community college.