New Mexico INBRE Student Experience


NM-INBRE strives to provide various research opportunities not just for faculty but for associated students as well. Two major programs available for students include: the New Mexico Student Experience (NISE), and Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN). both programs are hosted at research intensive universities within the INBRE network. They both offer paid research internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Summer Internships

Are 8-week full-time summer research experiences for undergraduates, featuring Three different programs. Bootcamp, Internship and Bioinformatics are great ways to form connections with students from across New Mexico, and to enhance lab and research skills. The summer experience concludes with a presentation of results at a research symposium during the first week of August. Students are compensated (approximately $5000, details differ by institution for internships at home institutions) for their participation, and housing is provided for those traveling to participate in bootcamp or an internship at NMSU.

Academic Year Internships

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The Undergraduate Pipeline Network summer research experience seeks to cultivate students’ interest in research while helping them attain skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. The program provides the opportunity for students to choose from several areas of research at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.  The program period covers 10 weeks in the summer and scholars participate in the program a minimum of 40 hours per week.

NISE Student Scholars

To promote community and acknowledge increasing levels of research commitment and experience, NM-INBRE will confer increasing levels of scholar status to undergraduate researchers in NM. Scholars will be recognized at the annual symposium  with certificates indicating the Scholar Step achieved