Student Internship


A supervised work experience on the applications of biology in public health research. The internship provides opportunities for students to connect the theory and practice of academic study to the practical application of biology in a research work environment.

Internship Activities

Fieldwork: Simulation of sample collection for environmental DNA detection

GPS collection

Water sampling

Measurement of abiotic factors

Clinical Rotation: Observership in participant recruitment, interview, and sample collection

Patient interview

Speculum examination

Gram staining for Nugent score

Laboratory Rotation: Individual performance of techniques in molecular diagnostics

DNA extraction

PCR reagent preparation

PCR product visualization