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MIND Alliance Summer 2014 Research Internship

Request for Proposals


Application steps:

  1. Fill out the MIND Alliance 2014 Summer Internship Application
  2. Have faculy member fill out the MIND Alliance 2014 Summer Internship Faculty Approval Form



The MIND Alliance, in collaboration with the Office of AccessABILITY and the Science Mathematics Opportunities Network (SciMON), is pleased to offer five undergraduate research internship stipends in the amount of $1,500 for the summer of 2014.  Eligible students must self-identify as students with a disability who are interested in pursuing a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.


Why MIND Alliance Research Internships?

The MIND Alliance Summer Research Internship 2014 aligns with the program’s goal to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among minority students with disabilities, and help them transition into STEM-based academic programs and careers. Mentoring outside the classroom through one-on-one faculty contact as well as utilizing campus resources such as the Office of AccessABILITY can have a profound impact on a student’s ability to hone their academic interests and professional development.


Internship Information

Students must obtain a commitment from a Hunter faculty member in a STEM discipline to mentor them on a research project during the summer of 2014.  The internship will take place between June 2-August 22, 2014.  The individual student and faculty member will determine the specific weekly schedule.  Students who secure an internship will be asked for more details upon acceptance.  Student awardees will receive a one-time stipend of $1,500 for fulfilling their summer internship. Please see the “MIND Alliance Summer 2014 Internship Timeline” below for details regarding the application and stipend payment schedule.

Note: Only one fellowship per student will be awarded.  Students who have previously received stipends through the MIND Alliance are not eligible to apply.


Student Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Students Must:

  • Have declared a major in a STEM discipline (Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Technology, Web Design).
  • Self-identify as a student with a disability
  • Be a matriculated student at Hunter College
  • Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or naturalized citizen.
  • Have not previously received funding through the MIND Alliance program
  • Have commitment from a STEM Hunter faculty mentor for summer, 2014.  Faculty approval of the student application is required online.  Faculty can approve student applications here.
  • Must complete a survey at completion of summer internship.

MIND Alliance Summer 2014 Internship Timeline
April 21, 2014 Applications due online here
April 30, 2014 Students and faculty are notified of decision
June 2 – August 22, 2014 Duration of Internship

Process by which Students receive their Stipends

Students who are awarded internship funding will receive a one-time stipend in the amount of $1,500 after the completion of their summer 2014 internship.   They will be required to complete paperwork and complete a final student survey for the stipend to be processed and disseminated.  Students will receive their stipend once they show proof of internship completion, with a letter or email from the internship faculty supervisor.