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College of Graduate Studies


Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be

1. US citizens or permanent residents

2. Rising Junior or Senior undergraduate student with a very strong interest in biomedical sciences and biomedical research.

3. Have completed at least two full years of college course work, or else have been involved in significant research opportunities by the time the internship begins.

4. Enrolled full time and in good standing in a baccalaureate program at the time of application

5. Must be able to complete the entire 10 weeks of the program. (May 30th – August 5th).

6. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher is preferred.

Financial Support:

Applicants should be eager to immerse in research and self-sufficient enough to arrange their own travel.  The program provides information about limited housing reserved for SURP participants and interns will receive a living allowance of $400.00/week for a total maximum of $4000.00 to help pay for expenses while participating in the SURP. Depending upon the funding source of your traineeship, some students may qualify for a $200.00 subsidy to help defray the travel cost to or from Charleston, and travel a distance of at least 60 miles at the start and end of the program (this program does not pay for travel/housing/meals). Travel reimbursements are applied for at the end of the program. Stipends may be paid either by placing you in a payroll status or what we call “stipend” status. If your funding dictates that you are classed as payroll, you will be paid biweekly and will have taxes withheld from your check.  The tax withholding may be reimbursed from the IRS by filing a tax return. Students whose living allowance is paid via stipend will receive two checks – one approximately three weeks after the start of the program for half of the total living allowance and one on the last day of the program for the second half. Students in this category will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that although taxes are not withheld they may be required to pay taxes on the stipend received.



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