About the Program
Before their internship, students complete at least five online safety courses, as well as all human resources volunteer paperwork. On orientation day, they are provided with hourly log sheets, lab composition books, campus maps, food vendor information, intercampus bus schedules, FIU One Card services and volunteer parking permit forms. Program Administrators provide an orientation to lab safety, program expectations and FIU's Code of Student Conduct.
Along with engaging in innovative biomedical and behavioral research, students participate in weekly professional and academic development workshops, weekly intern meetings, and a Responsible Conduct in Research seminar. Interns are required to submit an abstract of their research and give a PowerPoint presentation of their project at the end of program symposium. Awards are given to first-, second- and third- place presenters, who are invited back to present at the MARC U*STAR symposia.
Read about our latest cohort of research assistants