Appalachian Laboratory

Undergraduate Internship Program

2024 Undergraduate Internship Application:

Interns in the field, in the classroom, and in the laboratory.

The Appalachian Laboratory is now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 internship program. Application priority is given to students from Frostburg State University, Allegany College of Maryland, Garrett College, and Potomac State College.

Applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2024.  

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Contact Rhonda Schwinabart, Coordinator of Outreach, at or 301-689-7102 with any internship-related questions. 

Why Complete a Research Internship

Hear what past interns have to say about the impact their Appalachian Laboratory internships had on them and their future plans. 

Scott McKinstry, Appalachian Laboratory intern, summer 2019
Richard Johnson, Appalachian Laboratory intern, summer 2021

Summer 2023 Research Internship Program

Summer 2023 Interns, pictured top to bottom, left to right: Alexander Donley, Aley Sary, Andrew Held, Logan Tokle, Max Summerfield, Mick Lynch, Miranda Teats, and Stephen Osunkunle
Alexander Donley (Frostburg State University)- Species Interactions During Bird Migration (Dr. Joely DeSimone and Dr. Emily Cohen) 
Aley Sary (Frostburg State University)- Molecular Ecology Research (Dr. Rodney Richardson) 
Andrew Held (Frostburg State University)- Molecular Ecology Research (Dr. Rodney Richardson) 
Logan Tokle (Frostburg State University)- Watershed Hydrology (Grace O'Hara, Ph. D. student and Dr. Keith Eshleman) 
Max Summerfield (Frostburg State University)- Stable Isotope Analysis and Bird Migration Patterns (Sarah Endyke and Nicole Ibrahim, Ph.D. students and Dr. David Nelson)
Mick Lynch (Frostburg State University)- Fire History Reconstruction (Jonathan Johnson, Ph.D. student and Dr. David Nelson) 
Miranda Teats (Frostburg State University)- Spatial Analysis of Biodiversity (Dr. Matt Fitzgerald) 
Stephen Osunkunle (Frostburg State University)- Environmental DNA (Dr. Bob Hilderbrand and Dr. Rodney Richardson) 

Interns also participated in weekly professional development activities, including visits to research sites, workshops, and networking opportunities.  At the conclusion of the 12-week program, interns co-presented a seminar on their summer research activities. See below for links to the recordings of intern seminars from 2022 and 2023 (coming soon!).  

Summer Research Internship Seminars

Recording of Intern Seminar August 2023
Recording of Intern Seminar August 2022

Meet our past interns

Before launching the formal internship program, Appalachian Laboratory scientists hosted interns in their laboratories on an individual basis. To learn more about our past interns, including where they are now, visit our past interns website.