A new scholarship created by the Promega Corporation will enable undergraduate science majors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to work abroad as interns on projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the world.
Promega has committed $100,000 over the next four years to support undergraduate scientific internship experiences. In addition to advancing professional development in the sciences, the scholarship aims to help students develop intercultural skills.
UW–Madison students from all STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are eligible for the Promega International Scientific Internship Scholarship and can apply online through the UW-Madison’s Scholarships@UW site. Applicants whose internships use molecular biology techniques to improve the quality of life will be given preference. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program during the current academic year.
Internships may be during the summer, fall or spring terms and must be unpaid – in a nonprofit organization or a university research lab rather than a for-profit company. Students must be based outside of the United States for at least six weeks of the internship and must enroll in the three-credit online Worldwide Internship Program course offered through the UW–Madison International Internship Program (IIP).