Research & Internship Opportunities

The SCSU Office for STEM Research and Innovation is delighted to assist you, whether you are a student looking for a research fellowship, career and internship opportunities, or a prospective employer interested in hiring our talent. For more information contact STEM-RI@southernct.edu

Werth Nanotechnology Industry Academic Fellowship Program

Fellowship Application Information

Dates: Summer 2023

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 (portal now open)

Eligibility: This program is open to highly motivated science students from SCSU, Connecticut Community Colleges, and New Haven area colleges and universities. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stipend: Depending on the program, each participant will receive a stipend of up to $5,000; [up to $4,000 during the eight weeks in the summer (June & July), up to $1,000 during the following fall and spring semester for work in the research labs.]

Application: The selection of candidates is based on a personal statement (cover letter), resume, academic transcript, and one letter of recommendation.  Research & Internship Application (qualtrics.com)

Application Requirements

Official transcripts: Must be requested through your institution to and submitted electronically to STEM-RI@southernct.edu
Letter of recommendation: Please provide the faculty member who is writing your letter of recommendation with at least 5 days notice. Request that the faculty member submitting the recommendation letter send to SCSU Innovation HUB at STEM-RI@southernct.edu with subject line "IAF recommendation for LAST NAME"
Resume and cover letter/personal statement: Upload directly in the application

Internships 

Internships are a crucial way to strengthen character, to get to know professionals inside your industry of interest, and to maximize your hireability when it comes time to apply for jobs.
The BioPath Internship Program will help you get a head start in a professional working environment, including mentorship in seeking out relevant internship opportunities and developing your resume and cover letter. For more information, please visit the BioPath website, which includes the following:
  • Detailed listings of open internship positions
  • How to qualify for the BioPath Internship Program and who to contact for support
  • A link to the program application
  • Information about other opportunities that will help you prepare for applying for internships, such as Skills Bootcamps

Industry Academic Fellowship Program (IAF)

The Werth Family Foundation sponsored Industry Academic Fellowship (IAF) program at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology (CSCUCNT) provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary research in collaboration with educators and industry professionals. IAF engages fellow in science research with the opportunity to learn about the business aspects of that research. 

During the course of this eight-week summer program, IAF students will conduct research while exploring the business-related aspects of technology. Research teams will be working on nanotechnology projects with topics including nano-medicine and nano-environmental studies.

Students will participate in business-related workshops, led by faculty from the SCSU School of Business. Students will learn about topics such as intellectual property, marketing, and patents. Students will gain knowledge of the technical aspects of industry-related research as well as the business aspects. 

New Haven Innovation Collaborative Research Experience (NHIC REU)

NHIC Research Experience (REU)

The New Haven Innovation Collaborative REU, or Research Experiences for Undergraduates, is a program that helps to build students’ technical and soft skills as well as content knowledge beyond the traditional classroom in order to prepare students for internships and subsequent employment. Research fellows will be paired with a faculty mentor at SCSU or a partnering institution.

Identified by a competitive application process, 8 students will complete an 8-week summer research experience, which is a meaningful and essential component of undergraduate education and training, especially in the STEM fields.

Candidates from New Haven institutions, including SCSU, UNH, Albertus Magnus, Gateway CC, and New Haven Works and Community colleges outside the New Haven area are strongly encouraged to apply.

Career and Professional Development

Learn more about SCSU's career resources.