STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program

An undergraduate honors student works with physics professor Gerald Feldman

The 2023 CCAS STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students in STEM departments to work over the summer with faculty on the faculty’s research. We plan on holding this program in person during the summer of 2023, although it may be possible for a shift to virtual research.

The CCAS STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program will support up to 3 rising juniors and seniors chosen from STEM fields who offer laboratory research on a competitive application process.

CCAS will support for students (rising juniors and seniors) to conduct research, providing them with student stipends (funds may vary slightly each year). Faculty will also receive monetary funds.

According to the Tax Office 3-8313, the student should receive a 1098T and report this information on their taxes. It can, therefore, have an impact on student financial aid. Please let us know if this impact creates difficulty for a student’s participation.


How to Apply

Student and faculty pairs will apply for the program together. The application process will require a 2-3 page joint application.

  1. Statement by the faculty of the research project with the student’s specific contribution to the research project.
  2. Statement by the student of their interest in the faculty’s research project and how participation in the project will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals
  3. Short statement by department chair of how the faculty’s research project advances the research objectives of the department and how undergraduate student research contributes to the department’s curricular mission.

Applications are due to Susan DeCicco [email protected] by February 27th, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. Student and faculty applicants will receive notification by the end of March or early April.

Program Details


Benefits for Students and Faculty

  • Students get research experience working with faculty on scientific research projects where students learn how research is conducted, receive research mentoring, and learn about the culture of scientific research.
  • This research experience prepares students for careers in STEM lab fields, including preparation for graduate school.
  • Faculty receive undergraduate student support for their research.
  • Departments bring more undergraduate students into their research enterprise.



  • In mid-August, faculty and students will submit a progress report to the Undergraduate Dean that will summarize the student’s contributions to the faculty’s research.
  • Faculty and students must propose and present at the GW Research Showcase during the spring semester.
  • Faculty and students may be asked to discuss their research at CCAS or University events.


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