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Research/Internship Opportunities

zofro99zofro99 38 replies39 threads Junior Member
Hello, I am a rising senior looking to major in neuroscience/psychology, and I would like to know the prevalence of students getting involved in research or some kind of internship? How difficult/competitive is it to get on board with research? Is it a significant part of the culture at MHC?
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  • dc20016dc20016 107 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Mount Holyoke has been a leader in the development of college to career internship opportunities. Legendary political science professor Victoria Schuck established the first Washington internship program at Mount Holyoke in 1948. Currently, Mount Holyoke's program called the Lynk which integrates on campus and internship experiences has been receiving a great deal of attention nationally. You might want to read an article by a Mount Holyoke professor on the development of the program in Peer Review magazine. Here's the link: https://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2014-2015/fall-winter/townsley If you are a Mount Holyoke student, the best way to get involved in research is to seek out a professor who is interested in your subject area and express interest. For example, observation skills are a particular interest of Neurobiology professor Sue Barry. She recently retired, I think, but you can check out the offerings in neuroscience on the Mount Holyoke College website and correspond with a professor with whom you think you might like to work. Good luck!
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  • staceyneilstaceyneil 1193 replies41 threads Senior Member
    My daughter is a junior and just found out she's been accepted for a paid research internship at Cornell this summer. I gather that juniors, especially, are very much encouraged to do relevant internships in their fields. My D's advisor helped her think about where to apply, etc. I think it is a very significant part of the culture.
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