Internships and Careers

Since 2009, Lake Forest College began a unique summer research training program for our science majors at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), located just 10 minutes away from campus by car or train.

Biology Internships for the Academic Year

Our biology students have done internships and research in some of the most prestigious institutions and labs in the country.Indian Python[1]

Academic-year internships in the natural sciences provide Lake Forest students with a wide range of options for gaining valuable professional experience outside the classroom.  Students work off-campus under the supervision of a mentor for 150 hours/semester (10 hours/week) per academic credit.  Some internships are primarily research experiences that may result in the publication of scientific journal articles and/or participation at scientific meetings.  Other internships give students hands-on experience in professional medical or museum settings or involve students in service or educational projects.  Many internships provide gateways to future employment.  

Internship Contact for the Academic Year: 

Dr. Lynn Westley 
Assistant Professor of Biology
westley@lakeforest.edu

For more information about internships at Lake Forest College, please visit the Internships page. 

Summer Internships at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

In 2009, Lake Forest College began a unique summer research training program for our science majors at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), located just 10 minutes away from campus by car or train. Each summer, between 10-15 undergraduates (from first year to senior thesis students) conduct 10-12 weeks of paid research as LFC-RFUMS summer fellows.

To learn more about the LFC-RFUMS summer fellows program, click here.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Shubhik DebBurman 
Professor of Biology
debburman@lakeforest.edu

Dr. Lynn Westley
Assistant Professor of Biology
westley@lakeforest.edu

Note: Several students in this program also conduct academic year internships at RFUMS, either in the same lab or in a different one.  It is not unusual for a student to start with summer research, and continue in the same lab during the academic year, or vice versa.

 

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