Neuroscience Internships & Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

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:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Bradley Hospital
  • BrayVet Animal Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Clinical Science Laboratories
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Lloyd Animal Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Optum
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopedic Care Specialists
  • Royal Free Hospital, London, England
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
“ I would say the greatest advantages given to me by the
Neuroscience Department were the research and internship
opportunities. I know that I have stood out in the applicant
pool because of my real-world experience; it has definitely
made me a better employee.”
Emily Palmisano ’13, Researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

More Hands-on Experiences

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform full-time, high-quality research over the summer months under the guidance of an expert faculty researcher. A student in the S.U.R.E. program spends 8-10 weeks of the summer collaborating with a professor - and sometimes other students - on an original research project that fits into the faculty member’s overall research program. 

The experience includes postgraduate career seminars, program-wide outings, weekly lunches, and a student poster session in the fall. S.U.R.E. students generally live on campus and receive a stipend for their summer work.

RECENT EXAMPLE

    • Christian Baglini ’15 and Abigail Hulverson ’16 worked with John McCoy, professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. Christian’s project was “Cortical Gamma Oscillations and Cognition” and Abigail’s was “Brain Pathways Controlling Consciousness.”

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 

Career Services Resources for Students

The Office of Career Services offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Neuroscience-specific career resources

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • Annual career fairs and graduate school information sessions.

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