This 8-week, full-time summer research program caters to undergraduate students, offering three distinct tracks: Bootcamp, Internship, and Bioinformatics. These options provide excellent opportunities for students to network with peers from across New Mexico or RAIN institutions while honing their laboratory and research abilities. The culmination of this summer experience is a presentation of their research findings at a symposium held during the final week of the program. Students receive compensation $18 per hour (Full-Time) for their involvement.
** All programs administered through the NM-INBRE program are contingent on grant number P20GM103451 funding.
This paid 8-week program is designed for early-stage undergraduate students who have limited or no prior research experience. Students work in small teams to collect bacteria from soils, with the goal of identifying bacteria that produce potentially valuable antimicrobial compounds, and chemically characterizing those compounds. This is critically important research; many bacterial infections are resistant to current antimicrobial compounds, and we need new treatments to treat infections. Accepted students receive summer housing on the NMSU main campus. Students will participate in NM-INBRE professional development activities throughout the summer (in-person or remotely), and will present their research results at the NM-INBRE symposium at the end of the summer. This is a full-time research experience.
This program is open to undergraduate students at all New Mexico or RAIN institutions except NMSU and UNM.
This paid 8-week program allows students to carry out mentored research at either their home institution, UNM or NMSU. Students will work with a mentor on a specific research project. In addition to the mentored research, students will participate in NM-INBRE professional development activities throughout the summer (in-person or remotely), and will present their research results at the NM-INBRE symposium at the end of the summer. This is a full-time research experience.
Eligibility is dependant on the type of internship you are applying for.
Internship at Home Institutions
Students enrolled in the following schools can take part in summer internships and remain at their respective institutions.
- Eastern New Mexico University
- New Mexico Highlands University
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
- Northern New Mexico College
- San Juan College
Internships at New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico
This program is open to continuing undergraduate students at all New Mexico or RAIN institutions except NMSU and UNM. Students will need to be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall semester following the summer internship.
Housing at NMSU and UNM will be provided as needed.
Undergraduate students interested in researching the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and other pandemics will be paid to engage virtually with scientists and bioinformaticians at the National Center for Genome Resources to develop critical-thinking, research and basic bioinformatics skills. Interested in digging into pandemics, both past and present? Together, we’ll explore a variety of resources to learn about pandemics from different angles, including the pathogens, the disease and society. We’ll teach you how to find and analyze pathogen genomes to detect variants and how they are changing over time. We’ll support you as you delve into past and present pandemics from 3 countries of your choosing to compare the course of their pandemics. This is a virtual workshop so you can do it from the comfort of your home (but don’t worry, we won’t be on zoom all day).
This program is open to any undergraduate student at all New Mexico or RAIN institutions.
Summer Application Requirements
The complete NISE Application will consist of:
- Contact Information
- Previous Experience
- Required Documents
- 3 Essay questions
- Copy of your academic transcript (Please provide a copy of your academic transcript, in PDF format You may provide an official or unofficial copy.)
- Agreement to Terms of Participation
**STUDENTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S.
TIME COMMITMENT DURING THE SUMMER
Students must have a full-time summer availability. Please note the time commitment to the NISE Program is extensive. Students must be available for fulltime employment, including some evening and weekend activities. Participants are not permitted to enroll or participate in additional programs and/or courses if selected to participate in the NISE Program.
APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINE:
February 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
**We will continue to review and accept applications until March 15th, or until all slots are filled
June 5th – August 1st
**Individual program dates vary and additional days may be required by your institution.
What Is a RAIN Student?
The Regional Alliance of INBRE Networks (RAIN) was established to foster collaborative efforts in addressing shared scientific themes. It provides opportunities for undergraduate students in RAIN-affiliated states, which includes Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming, to engage in transformative research experiences. Individual INBRE Programs under RAIN offer specialized student initiatives like lab fellowships, workshops, and summer camps.