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Hormel Institute taking internship applications

Applications are due in full by the end of March for college undergraduates interested in a 10-week, paid summer internship offered by the Hormel Institute.

Items must be postmarked no later than March 31 for the Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience internship program, which runs from June to August. The annual program matches each intern with a scientist as a mentor for a summer of laboratory work in one of the institute’s 13 medical research sections.

Last year, the institute hosted nine interns in its S.U.R.E. program.

"Educating and developing students to enter careers in science is an important objective at the Hormel Institute," said Dr. Zigang Dong, executive director. "This opportunity gives students critical and direct experience and helps build a resume that will open doors to greater opportunities."

Applications may be submitted by college undergraduates who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year this fall and are majoring in a science or medical-related field. They must submit a completed application form, resume, official college transcript and at least two letters of recommendation.


Each year, the institute selects undergraduate students to work in the S.U.R.E. program on research projects that expand their knowledge of basic research. They also learn about equipment and techniques not generally available in undergraduate academic programs.

Students are selected based on their high level of academic achievements as well as their plans to pursue careers in science and medically related fields.

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