Summer Research

The neuroscience faculty at Bates frequently conducts research during the summer months, with opportunities for students to serve as high-level research assistants. There are a number of internal grant mechanisms that provide neuroscience majors with funding for room and board as well as stipends for 8- to 10-week summer immersion experiences:


Kelsey 2020 Internship (deadline = Monday, February 24, 2020)
Spend the summer learning about neuroscience research in the mission-driven academic medical environment at McLean Hospital. McLean Hospital maintains the largest neuroscience and psychiatry research program of any private psychiatric hospital in the United States. They conduct state-of-the art scientific investigation to maximize discovery and accelerate translation of findings towards achieving prevention and cures for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Located on a beautiful 200-acre campus minutes from downtown Boston, McLean is a preeminent research and teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Partners HealthCare. The Kelsey Intern will work under the supervision of a principal investigator (PI) and/or a senior member of his/her group (e.g., a postdoctoral fellow). The intern will be able to observe and, by the end of the program, assist under direct supervision with performing behavioral studies in rodent models of psychiatric illness. The intern will move toward developing the ability to independently make decisions based on day-to-day analysis of data sets to determine if rodents have fulfilled clearly-defined criteria for testing. He/she will be expected to develop a working knowledge of other behavioral models in the laboratory and show a willingness to assist other researchers on separate projects as determined by the PI. Finally, the individual will also assist in other aspects of the work, including histological and/or molecular analyses. The intern will maintain a laboratory notebook and submit a copy of his/her purposeful work poster.