Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Nutrition Students
The Department of Nutrition offers both paid and unpaid research opportunities for undergraduates majoring in Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. Any questions about either program can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wharton Summer Student Research Program
The Wharton Summer Student Research Program is a paid, 10-week opportunity for rising junior and senior undergraduate students in nutrition to participate in research projects under the direction of faculty members in the Department of Nutrition. Descriptions of 2021 projects are available here.
The 2021 program will begin on May 30, 2021 and end on August 6, 2021*. Participating students receive a stipend and are expected to devote 40 hours per week to their projects for the full 10 weeks.
*Please note that dates may be subject to change in the event of COVID-19-related cancellation of in-person activities.
A virtual Q&A session will be held on February 3, 2021 via Zoom. Applicants are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about the available projects.
Eligibility and Applications
All current sophomore and junior undergraduate students who have declared a major in Nutrition or Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism by January 3, 2021 are eligible to apply for the Wharton Summer Student Research Program.
The application form will be available by January 15 and will be announced in the weekly department newsletter. Applications will be accepted online until February 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by late February, and matches will be announced by mid-March, 2021.