Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Internship Program

The Danforth Plant Science Center’s REU summer Internship program is held eleven weeks each summer and exposes students to a rich research environment. The program gives students experience with all aspects of modern scientific research, from design to experimentation to reporting. Faculty mentors and staff provide insight into the personal qualities that make a good researcher, the process and training involved in becoming a scientist, and the broader impact of scientific discovery. The program is made possible through generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

  • Description

    Learn more about the program including eligibility and requirements. 

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  • Research Areas

    Investigate Danforth Center labs. 

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  • Apply

    Submit your application on-line (November-February/request to be notified 

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  • Housing

    Non-local interns are housed in nearby apartments. 

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  • Current Program

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  • Past Programs

    Explore projects completed by previous interns. 

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  • Contact

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Stars Internship Program

The Danforth Center hosts high school students participating in the University of Missouri-St. Louis Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program. The eight-week summer internship introduces high school students to the various aspects of scientific enterprise as practiced by scientists in academic, private or corporate research institutions. 

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