Are you looking for opportunities to gain valuable research and work experience by applying some of the concepts you have been learning about in your biology or biotech classes? 

Here’s a summer internship opportunity to consider! 

Through a collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Indiana University Indianapolis (IUI), Ivy Tech Community College, and the Center for Environmental Sustainability through Insect Farming (CEIF), we are looking to recruit two students for a 15-week research internship at IUI. 

The selected interns will learn how to apply bioinformatics, genomics, and molecular biology principles, focusing on insects as a sustainable protein source. Furthermore, the two selected students will have the (fully paid-for) opportunity to attend the fall CEIF meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, network with industry members, and present their summer research! 

If you are passionate about the intersection of science and sustainability, seize this chance to make a meaningful impact!

This is a competitive application that you must submit by Friday, March 1, and you must be available for the full 15 weeks this summer.

Key Details

Duration: Summer-long (15 weeks)

Compensation: $20/hour (full-time, 36 hours/week), earning up to $10,500 for the entire summer

Collaboration: Work closely with graduate students and professors on cutting-edge projects at IUI

Eligibility: Ivy Tech Indianapolis student in good standing and enrolled in an A.S. Biology or Biotech program

Why You Should Apply

Hands-On Experience: Dive into practical applications of bioinformatics, genomics, and molecular biology methods.

Collaborative Environment: Partner with graduate students and professors for a unique learning experience.

Paid Opportunity: Earn a competitive salary while gaining valuable skills in a rapidly growing field.

Contribute to Sustainability: Be part of a project focused on insects as a sustainable alternative for protein.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete this Google Form by Friday, March 1.

Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to elevate your academic and professional journey. 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Keith Vogelsang (Ivy Tech): 

Dr. Christine Picard (IUI): 

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.