Undergraduate Summer Internships

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists using state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of molecular biology, crystallography, X-ray diffraction, and data analysis.

Students will spend 10 weeks on a research project in our laboratories. They receive training on the fundamental techniques, laboratory practices and protocols. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, a scientific presentation skills workshop and will receive scientific career guidance. At the end of the summer, each student gives a short presentation on their research results and will have an opportunity to present at the UB Summer Research Day with other interns from UB and Roswell. An internship at HWI complements other educational experiences and equips students with practical knowledge and skills that are useful in the biomedical workforce.

Our internship program provides an authentic research experience. The hours are full-time, 9:00-5:00, 5 days a week, for 10 weeks. The stipend is $500 per week. We do not provide extra funds for travel or housing during the 10-week program.


College or University Undergraduate, prefer rising juniors and seniors, exceptions can be made for rising sophomores.


  1. Online application, link below
  2. Current college transcripts
  3. Letter of recommendation from one of your science professors
  4. Personal interview may be required of those that are selected

Send transcript and letter of recommendation by Monday, February 12, 2018 to:


William Bauer, PhD, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 700 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York  14203

Undergraduate Internship Application