There are several internships for students in the Neuroscience program. During the school year, students are encouraged to seek research experience either at Stonehill or at nearby institutions such as the Harvard-affiliated laboratories at the nearby Brockton VA Medical Center.
The National Science Foundation sponsors a program called Research Experiences for Undergraduates which makes it possible for undergraduates from different schools to participate in ongoing research at many large research institutions. Students are encouraged to apply to these competitive programs.
Upon completion of such programs, students are encouraged to work with their research mentors and to present the results of their work at regional conferences such as the Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience.
Among the other places where our science students have interned:
- Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
- Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Children’s Hospital Boston
- Clinical Science Laboratories
- Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthopedic Care Specialists
- Lloyds Animal Hospital
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Royal Free Hospital in London, England
- BrayVet Animal Hospital in Dublin, Ireland
More Hands-on Experiences
At Stonehill, students have the opportunity during the school year to work on independent projects and participate during summers in the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.). These competitive opportunities allow them to collaborate with faculty on research and present their findings at regional and national conferences. Thus, they can make valuable connections with industry leaders and make a powerful impression when it comes time for applying to graduate school.
After the first year, students are encouraged to seek out and participate in research internships in prestigious programs with which Stonehill collaborates. Among them:
Brockton VA Medical Center
We have a long-established and unique relationship with the Harvard-affiliated laboratories at the nearby Brockton VA Medical Center, where students work in the sleep lab, cognitive neurology lab and the drug addiction lab. All students are encouraged to apply for these competitive opportunities.
House of Possibilities
We offer a unique Learning Community in which a clinical neuroscience course is linked with a course focused on the basic biology of the brain. These courses are taught while students work at the on-campus House of Possibilities, which serves children with developmental disorders. These exceptional opportunities exemplify the Stonehill College experience.
Summer Research Opportunities
Stonehill students participate in highly competitive and prestigious summer research programs working in university and industry labs across the U.S. and around the world. Students collaborate one-on-one with practicing scientists, learning what it’s like to be part of a major research team and gaining hands-on experience for the future. Recent experiences include:
- Judith P. Sulzberger Internship Program at the Institut Pasteur in Paris
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass–Amherst
- Harvard Stem Cell Institute Summer Program
- New England Primate Research Center Summer Training Program
- NSF-ThaiREU Program in Chemistry in Bangkok, Thailand at the Chulabhorn Research Institute
- ACS IREU Summer Program at University of Strathclyde, Scotland
- AMGEN Summer Scholars Program at University of California-San Diego
- Columbia University REU Summer Program in Organic Chemistry