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Research and Internship Programs for Beloit Students

There are multiple on-campus summer research and community-engagement programs.

McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute

Description: The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program (one of the TRIO Programs funded by the Department of Education) mandated by Congress. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income and first-generation undergraduates or students who come from groups underrepresented in graduate education.  

  • Timing: Six weeks in June and July
  • Eligibility: Full-time Beloit College students who are first generation college students who meet federal low-income guidelines and/or are members of an underrepresented group in graduate education.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, have junior standing in the fall of the next academic year with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Student must also possess a strong desire to pursue a doctoral degree.
  • Program Director: Atiera Coleman
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Room and Board:  Provided for summer program
  • Deadline:  December 1 each year (Deadline for application to 2-year McNair Scholars program)

Summer Duffy Student Researchers

Description: Students are selected each year as Summer Duffy Student Researchers to implement and analyze summer research which builds on their previous academic and field work with the program. Faculty work closely with students, and the research is designed in conjunction with the field site and supervisors to benefit the community.

  • Timing: Variable based on community organization
  • Eligibility: Beloit College students who have completed 2 semesters of the Duffy Community Partnerships
  • Program Director: Carol Wickersham
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Room and Board: Provided

Additional Resources

For off-campus summer research programs and internships, visit the Career and Community Engagement Center's website