Other Internships

Molecular Interaction Virtual-Research Experience for Undergraduate (MIV-REU) Interns

The REU Site: Molecular Interaction Virtual REU paid internship’s main objective is to provide a positive, productive research experience in an intellectually stimulating, highly flexible, online learning environment during a 12-week summer program. A diverse cohort of students early in their academic careers from 2- year and 4- year institutions across the country. Throughout the summer program students will independently conduct a series of in silico experiments using freely available software to identify and characterize novel molecular interactions between a protein target and a database of ligands. They will use their results to elucidate the molecular details of protein binding sites, identify key protein- ligand interactions, and conduct a structure-activity relationship analysis from which they will independently generate a proposal for novel chemical probes. The students will present their findings and defend their proposal at an end-of-summer research symposium that includes professional development and community-building activities. The long-term goal of this REU site is to attract and retain early-stage undergraduate students to STEM disciplines and to help prepare these students for careers in research. This internship opportunity was lead by Dr. Jarrod French from The Hormel Institute, Dr. Katherine Hicks from SUNY Cortland, and Dr. Andrew Torelli from Ithaca College.

Contact Kelly Vincelette, M.Ed., Community Outreach and Education Manager, kelly521@umn.edu, 507-437-9676 for more information about this internship

Health Disparities & Cancer Research Summer Internship

The University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research, in collaboration with the Masonic Cancer Center, invites eligible undergraduate students to submit an application for the 12th Annual Health Disparities & Cancer Research Summer Internship*. This program is a paid, full-time internship designed to give undergraduate students from Minnesota’s racial/ethnic minority and underrepresented communities experience conducting cancer and/or health disparities research. Students interested in exploring or pursuing research or clinical career in a health professional field are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Contact Mikow Hang at hangx012@umn.edu or Abdifatah Ahmed at ahme0174@umn.edu.


More internships coming to The Hormel Institute! Stay tuned!