On May 29, Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) students for the 2021 program arrived on UF’s campus. These interns will join active neuroscience research labs at the University of Florida (UF), one of the largest and most productive research universities in the United States, while also receiving highly personalized guidance on graduate school admissions, professional development and career planning.
SNIP is a 10-week paid research internship hosted by the UF Department of Neuroscience, and UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute. The program runs from June 1 -Aug. 6, 2021.
More on the SNIP experience…
All SNIP interns are mentored by an experienced neuroscientist and assigned a research project in their mentor’s lab. SNIP interns are expected to conduct themselves as full fledged members of their lab, carrying out research and other lab duties during regular business hours and also as required by specific experiments. Interns attend a weekly neuromedicine seminar series that highlights research conducted by postdoctoral scientists and junior faculty from labs that span the full spectrum of neuroscience research.
SNIP interns also attend a weekly, professional development workshop that covers topics that will prepare students for successful training experiences in graduate school including applying to graduate school admissions, scientific writing, public speaking and professional networking.
At the conclusion of the program, all SNIP interns will present their findings at the SNIP Research Poster Day.
Throughout the summer, we also organize informal socials and activities to promote interactions among SNIP interns and with other summer research students as well as encourage participation in neuroscience related outreach activities.