We consider The Hormel Institute’s education outreach to train, inspire and support young people to pursue careers in health and sciences one of the most important things we do.”
Gail Dennison, MA
Director of Development and Public Relations

SURE Internship

 Juniors & Seniors  Majoring in the Sciences 

Each year, undergraduate students are selected to work in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program with scientists at The Hormel Institute. Students work on research projects to expand their knowledge of basic research as well as learn about equipment and techniques that generally are not available in undergraduate academic programs. Students are selected based on their high level of academic achievement, recommendations, their area of study and plans to pursue careers in science-related fields. Freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to apply, but consideration will be given to more advanced students first.


The Orville S. Privett Scholarship fund provides full support for the students

Do you believe science education and medical careers are important? Please consider  lending financial support to our SURE program, preparing a workforce for the future. Support for this paid 10-week internship is vitally important and always greatly appreciated. Please note on your contribution ” SURE Internship Endowment Fund”  thank you.


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June 7 – Aug 13, 2021

Students may apply for next summer’s program by writing to:

Application deadline (all materials in):  March 1, 2021

Brenna Gerhart, SURE Coordinator
The Hormel Institute
801 16th Ave. N.E. Austin, MN 55912
bgerhart@umn.edu  /  507-437-9601

Download SURE application (.pdf file download)