FAQ

What is the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program?

The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Internship Program is an 8-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) OR individuals with disabilities OR individuals who come from a family with annual income below established low-income thresholds, who attend one of our three partner schools: Monroe Community College, Onondaga Community College, or Westchester Community College.

Jeffrey Quaye and assistant professor of psychology, Anushree Karkhanis, prepares standards of neurotransmitters for HPLC detection and quantification.

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 or if US citizen, a copy of your birth certificate OR US passport

What is the application deadline?

The Bridges Summer Research Program has rolling admissions and accepts applications beginning in January with the application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2022 or until all positions are filled.

Image: Bridges summer scholars in the Nature Preserve, June 2021.
Bridges summer scholars in the Nature Preserve, June 2021.

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 $687.50 per week during the eight-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.