SIP interns commit to working at least eight weeks during the summer. Most mentors prefer that the student work full-time all summer. Mentors and interns are responsible for creating a workable schedule for both parties. A typical project begins on the first day of the program, Monday, June 21, 2021 (Sunday, June 20 is the kickoff/orientation event) and continues until Saturday, August 14, 2021 – with a possible short break or two in between. This year, we are asking that students begin working remotely on June 8, so that they have two weeks to get in contact with their mentors and complete any online trainings that may be required of them before
they arrive in person to work in their assigned labs.
For each project, the SIP intern(s) and their mentors typically tailor the exact duration and pace of the project according to their mutual convenience to work around their summer travel schedules. Interns are usually available from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Fridays. Some students live on campus during the summer for up to eight weeks, while others opt to commute daily. The housing and transportation logistics are handled by the SIP program administrators. One thing to consider is whether the work on the research project requires the SIP intern to be on campus the majority of the time (this may be the case for laboratory-based projects) or if some portion of the work can be conducted remotely (this may be the case for data analysis projects).