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CCBM Summer Internship Program

9-Week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Applications for summer 2021 C-SIP now open!

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


2021 CCBM Summer Internship Program (C-SIP) Dates:
June 1 - July 31, 2021

2021 C-SIP flyer

2021 C-SIP application due date: February 25, 2021.

Program Overview

  • 9-week undergraduate research fellowship at the University of California, Merced
  • June 1 - July 31, 2021
  • 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

  • $3,000 stipend
  • Training expenses covered
  • Rich professional development
  • Faculty, graduate student, and peer networking
  • Social activities
  • Collaborations with the other university units, including UROC and STEM Resource Center

Full-time undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience (GPA 3.0 or above).

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_2021_CSIP_Application_Materials
example: SMITH_Jane_2021_CSIP_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_2021_CSIP_Additional_Information
example: SMITH_Jane_2021_CSIP_Additional_Information

2021 C-SIP application due date: Feb. 25, 2021.