The journey to a Ph.D. starts far earlier than graduate school. To help undergraduate students prepare for the next steps in their academic careers, Van Andel Institute Graduate School is pleased to offer several outstanding programs. Explore them below.
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The Institute’s student internship programs enable college students to participate in research projects in Van Andel Research Institute laboratories. This at-the-bench experience helps shape the career paths for aspiring researchers and clinicians.
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Summer interns gain a wealth of hands-on research experience during their time in the Institute’s labs.
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This special summer research internship program provides medical students with the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor on a project exploring the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of human disease.
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U.S. and international college students receive academic credit at their home institution for research projects conducted in VARI laboratories.
This annual conference attracts more than 300 students and faculty from regional colleges and universities to present their research projects and to build professional networks.