The SRI program trains first-generation, underserved students in Biomedical majors how to perform lab work and successfully gain positions in faculty labs. SRI is an eight-week summer internship research program where students who have been accepted to the MARC, CAMP, UC LEADS, and Packard programs are introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory research. Under the guidance of UC Santa Cruz’s STEM faculty, students develop expertise in areas that are basic to participation in a research laboratory. Field trips and workshops are incorporated into this institute in order to prepare our students for their research experiences in the fall and applications for graduate school. Students who complete this institute are eligible to begin research in a lab on campus starting the following fall.
How to apply
To participate in SRI or SRE you must be accepted into one of the STEM Diversity Programs (MARC, CAMP, UC LEADS). You can apply to the MARC, CAMP, and UC LEADS Programs simultaneously with one application. Only COMPLETED applications will be reviewed.
The application components include:
Online application & supplemental documents (to be uploaded with the online application) – Due the Second Friday of February
- Completed online Application (this includes essay questions, see questions below)
- Resume or CV (Career Center Resume Guide)
- Copy of Your Unofficial Transcripts (UCSC and/or community college, just print them from your student portal)
- Copy of Your Unofficial Financial Aid Support (if you do not get financial aid, you ARE still eligible for the programs, please state in the online application)
Two letters of recommendation – Due Third Friday of February: from a faculty or staff member (These should be emailed separately from the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org). Effectively obtaining a letter of recommendation
Please limit your responses to 200 words for each question.831-459-4770 or send an email to email@example.com.