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An internship in Neuroscience is your opportunity to apply what you have learned HERE out THERE in the real world!

An internship is a structured and supervised professional experience for which a student has intentional learning goals, reflects actively on what he or she is learning, and receives academic credit.  Some benefits of doing an internship include:

  • Experience: Internships give you valuable real world work experience in a professional job setting.
  • Competitive Edge: According to a 2010 student survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), graduates who participated in internships were more competitive in the job market than their counterparts who did not.
  • Higher Salary: Students who complete at least one internship earn an average of $6,900 more than their peers who have no internship experience, according to a 2010 NACE survey.
  • Career Exploration: Internships allow you to explore potential careers to help you choose what professions would fit best.
  • Professional Skill Development: Interns are engaging in substantive work requiring problem solving, communicating with clients, and project management. The majority of an intern’s time is spent engaged in professional activities.
  • Networking: An internship facilitates the development of professional contacts that may help you in the future
  • Personal Development: You will develop a personal work ethic and be able to investigate your career interests, prospective career goals, and your approach to a professional workplace

Internship questions can be directed to the Neuroscience Program Chair or the program secretary, Carol Royce.

We encourage all students to visit the Career and Post-Graduate Office in Bomberger Hall for internship and career counseling. 

For Neuroscience Internship ideas, click on these links:  The Children’s Hospital  (PA)  Multiple Sclerosis Society   Einstein Hospital  (PA)  Jefferson Medical College  (PA)   Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Program

https// Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY)   Baylor College of Medicine (TX)


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