Appalachian Laboratory

Undergraduate Internship Program

Summer 2023 Internship Program

The application period for the Summer 2023 Appalachian Laboratory Research Internship Program has closed. Check back here for updates on the summer program. Please contact Rhonda Schwinabart at with any program-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 2022 Research Internship Program

During Summer 2022, six (6) undergraduate students from Frostburg State University, Garrett College, and Northern Arizona University, completed 12-week, full-time internships with the following Appalachian Laboratory research projects and lead scientists: 
Molecular ecology research on pollinators with Dr. Richardson (Interns: Cameron Garland and Jesudunsin Dawodu)

Pictured first row (left to right) Atlee Wise and Chris Bailey; second row (left to right) Jesudunsin Dawodu, A'laurenye' McBeth, Trevor Frissell, and Cameron Garland
Watershed hydrology/streamwater quality with Dr. Eshleman (Intern: Trevor Frissell) 
Seasonal movements of a migratory backyard bird, the American Robin with Dr. Cohen (Interns: A'laurenye' McBeth and Atlee Wise) 
Fire-history reconstruction using lake-sediment cores with Dr. Nelson (Intern: Christopher Bailey) 

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. 

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.