NIEHS offers paid student research jobs

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 06:36 PM

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is accepting applications for the second year of its Scholars Connect Program, an opportunity for college students to get paid for research in a laboratory.

The program is geared toward under-represented minority students who are pursuing science, technology, engineering and math majors, according to a news release. It pairs undergraduates with mentors from the institute for an academic year of research training.

Students take part in an activities ranging from research planning to data analysis and results reporting, the release states.

This is the program’s second year. In the first year, the institute hosted students from N.C. State University, St. Augustine’s University and N.C. Central University. This institute, officials hope to include students from Shaw University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University as well.

For additional information on stipends, scheduling and eligibility requirements, or to submit an application, go to the NIEH Scholars Connect Program website http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/deputy/osed/scholars/index.cfm. Applications for the 2013-2014 year are due April 8.