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CCBM Summer Internship Program

9-Week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Faculty Mentor, Professor Andy LiWang, listening to a poster presentation at the
UROC Annual Summer Research Symposium


2024 CCBM Summer Internship Program (C-SIP) Dates:
June 3 – August 2, 2024
2024 C-SIP flyer


2024 C-SIP application due date: February 27, 2024.

Program Overview

  • 9-week undergraduate research fellowship at the University of California, Merced
  • Research experience in biophysics, biochemistry & bioengineering
  • Research & academic guidance and mentoring from CCBM faculty & graduate students
  • Special CCBM sessions, lectures, and meetings
  • UC Merced Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) cohort
  • Trainings, including safety training
  • Bootcamps (Matlab, Wetlab, more)
  • Workshops

Program Benefits

  • $5,500 stipend
  • Room, board, and travel expenses included
  • Training expenses covered
  • Rich professional development
  • Faculty, graduate student, and peer networking
  • Social activities
  • Collaborations with the other university units, including UROC and STEM Center

Full-time undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience.

U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent residency required to receive funding (NSF program requirements).

More details
CSU and Merced College students strongly encouraged to apply

Students from underrepresented groups, women, and students with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply


Application Materials: resume, statement of interest, unofficial transcript, contact information of one reference

The application requests you upload your documents as one combined PDF in order: 
1) resume 2) statement of interest 3) unofficial transcripts
Required - Statement of Interest
Briefly describe your interest in research being done at the CCBM. (Why are you interested in this research? Are there particular faculty with whom you would like to work and why? ) Summarize the reasons why you are applying to C-SIP, what you hope to gain by participating, and how it fits into your future educational and career objectives. (300 words maximum) 
The file must be named in the following format: LASTNAME_Firstname_2024_C-SIP_Application_Materials
example: SMITH_Jane_2024_C-SIP_Application_Materials
Optional - Additional Information
You may provide any additional information you would like the admissions committee to know as we review your application. (300 words maximum)
The file must be named in the following format: LASTNAME_Firstname_2024_C-SIP_Additional_Information
example: SMITH_Jane_2024_C-SIP_Additional_Information
Contact: Dr. Petia Gueorguieva: