Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Science for Undergraduates

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017 – 11:59pm

Check out UPenn’s Short Term Educational Experiences for Research (STEER) in Environmental Science for Undergraduates Program.  The program provides didactic experiences in environmental and public health, as well as research mentorship opportunities in a variety of areas of environmental exposures and health effects.  Each summer, five to seven internships will be awarded to undergraduate students who will work one-on-one with faculty mentors on projects that they choose and design. Each intern will receive $3,500 for the ten week internship which will take place June 5 to August 11, 2017

 Program Highlights

  • Work with Penn investigators on environmental health/science projects in the filed or in the lab
  • Conduct independent research under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • Attend cutting-edge research seminars on a variety of environmental health topics
  • Weekly field trips to community environmental sites or agencies
  • Environmental health science career exploration


  • Current undergraduate
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or all As and Bs in math and science
  • At least one year of coursework in biology or other sciences
  • Interest in a research career in environmental health sciences
  • Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Seeking students interested in careers in public health, research and environmental science and related graduate work (MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH).

Applicants are encouraged to read more about the research programs of CEET and CPHI faculty on their web pages, and to discuss potential summer projects and interest in the summer internships with faculty.

The application and additional information on the program can be found here.

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