2014 Summer Internship Program

The summer of 2014 will mark the fifteenth year of the high school summer internship program at the Center for Imaging Science. This unique program offers a limited number of highly qualified juniors the opportunity to work side-by-side with world class scientists on a variety of imaging-related research projects. These unpaid internships give students the chance to get valuable hands-on experience in a real laboratory setting as contributing members of a research team. The internship program also provides an opportunity for interaction with other students from surrounding school districts who have similar interests and ambitions. Professional development activities, team building exercises, and at least one field trip are additional benefits. Participation in this program is free, and upon successful completion of research students are provided a certificate of completion as well as letters of recommendation. 

More Information

What do the interns do?
Click here for a list of the imaging laboratories that hire interms, and a description of the tasks they typically perform.

What's it like to be an intern?
Click here for a list of links to online journals kept by past interns during their time in the Center.

Intern Final Presentations
Titles and abstracts from the 2014 final presentations are available here. Video recordings of the presentations are available at the following links: Part 1, Part 2

Intern Alumni Stories
Learn what past interns have gone on to do by reading a collection of short interviews.

Contact Us
Please contact Bethany Choate, Outreach Specialist for the Center for Imaging Science by e-mail at choate@cis.rit.edu (preferred), or by phone at (585) 475-5665.

2014 Application Schedule (subject to change)

1/7/14Application process begins
3/7/14Applications due at RIT
4/21/14Interviews begin
5/9/14Selected interns notified
6/16/14Administrative in-processing
7/7/14Internship begins
8/15/14Last day of internship

Application Instructions

The 2014 Internship Program application cycle is now closed.
For your reference, we have kept the applications instructions available. Please note however that the online application form is no longer accepting responses.


The 2014 Imaging Science Intern Program is supported in part by generous donations from UTC Aerospace Systems

and the family of 2013 intern Calvin Salacain.

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