World Class Internships
Summer Internship

Franciscan Institute for Science and Health
Summer Research Programs 2019

With a goal of providing real-world experience and hands-on training, FISH proudly supports three distinct 2019 summer research opportunities for Franciscan students enrolled in STEM majors. This includes students enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering (dual-degree), and Psychology. The FISH summer program is designed to take students beyond the educational basics of traditional classroom instruction and provide a unique experience that differentiates Franciscan graduates from other college graduates. Students can apply to:

  • Work on campus during the summer with a Franciscan faculty researcher.
  • Work with an adult stem cell research group at AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, Washington.
  • Food Donation Connection (FDC) Software Development Internship.

For the summer of 2019, there will be 14 on-campus research positions available, 1 AVM Biotechnology positions, and 2 FDC software development positions.

The descriptions of the internships are listed below. Please read carefully, as each internship program has distinct start and end dates, stipends, and living arrangements. On the sidebar, you’ll find the online application form you can use to either apply to a select program or to apply to multiple programs.

On-Campus Internship

On-Campus Internship

Students work on campus with a Franciscan faculty member during the summer for 10 weeks starting May 29, 2019. Students work 20 hours per week and are provided with free room and board, 3 hours of upper-level research credit in their majors, and a small stipend. Students not only pursue a research project under faculty guidance, but they also participate in a weekly science, philosophy, and faith seminar series that includes presentations by a variety of Franciscan faculty. Participating faculty members include: Dr. Matt Breuninger, Dr. Derek Doroski, Dr. Justin Greenly, Dr. Dan Kuebler, Dr. Kyle McKenna, Dr. Marita O’Brien, Dr. Joseph Pathakamuri, Dr. John Perozich, Dr. Jeff Rohde, Dr. Stephen Sammut, Dr. Mark Watry and Sister Lucy Gantt, FSGM. Students can find information about faculty research interests on the Franciscan University website.

AVM Biotechnology Internship

One student will be selected to intern at AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, Washington. AVM is a pro-life biotech company that aims to enhance adult stem cell therapies by advancing game-changing technologies for regenerative medicine, immuno-oncology and fully human biologics manufacturing. The student will work full-time for 10 weeks starting mid June of 2019 and will receive a stipend and transportation to and from Seattle.

Food Donation Connection (FDC) Software Development Internship

FDC is a small, privately owned company located in Farragut, TN, and its mission is to coordinate donations of wholesome surplus food to charitable organizations around the world. The internship would begin with a two week stint at the company headquarters in TN with the remainder of the work being performed remotely on the Franciscan university campus. Interns would be responsible for working on projects to support and further develop the electronic donation tracking system used by FDC. Interns would work on projects involving JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Room and board are covered for the summer and FDC would pay an hourly wage.

Internship Application

The application period will open on December 7, 2018. Review of completed application packages will begin on February 8, 2019.

Your forms will go here when they are ready. Please be patient. Thank you 🙂

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