Each year, the Hauptman-Woodward Institute hosts a Student Intern Program for college and university undergraduate students. The program is supported by local companies, foundations, and individuals.  The overall purpose of internships is not only to encourage students to pursue careers in the sciences, but also to make them aware of the exciting career opportunities that exist in Western New York. HWI offers students the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists using state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of molecular biology, crystal growth, X-ray diffraction, and computerized data analysis. Each apprentice is assigned to a specific project and is mentored by a Ph.D. level scientist. Students obtain hands-on experience, complete challenging experiments, and learn new concepts. They tell us that one of the aspects of the program that they enjoy the most is the opportunity to talk about science with the Institute’s scientists.

Students spend a minimum of 10 weeks on their project, and some also return during their winter and spring breaks. At the end of the summer, each student makes a short presentation about his or her work in front of the entire scientific staff. In the last three years our interns have joined with other summer interns from UB and Roswell Park for a research day where each student presents a poster on the work that they have done.  An internship at HWI complements other educational experiences and equips students with knowledge and skills that are useful when they enter the workplace

If you are interested in becoming a student intern, download the instructions for application that include an application form. Deadline for receipt of the application is February 15th, 2015.  Questions? Contact Dr. Jane F. Griffin, Coordinator of the Summer Intern Program, at (716) 898-8618 or by e-mail at


Many thanks to the sponsors of our 2014 program:
• Dr. Edith M. Flanigen
• Dreamcatcher Foundation, Inc.
• Montgomery Family Foundation
• Ms. Joan Schectman

• Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Egan
• Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Leighton
• Mr. Richard Mueller
• Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery R. Sullivan
• Dr. and Mrs. Howard Benatovich
• Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bonaro
• Ms. Melda Tugac

Applications must be received by February 15th of the year for which an internship is requested.
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