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  • Six to eight weeks

The summer pre-research internship is open to eligible undergraduate students from any accredited college campus; with priority given to local/regional students.

 The McNair Internship experience will provide ample opportunity for you to develop skills normally associated with students in advanced degree programs.

 At the end of the experience you will be prepared to enter the research setting with confidence and face the challenge of getting into graduate school and earning your Ph.D.

  • A $2,300 stipend payable to you in increments throughout your summer internship.
  • Seminars that will assist with technical writing, research statistics, and technology skill development.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course and materials.
  • Paid educational opportunities, including professional conferences and graduate school visits.
  • Use of the McNair Scholar Resource Room/Computer Lab
  • Receipt of various materials that will provide resources for your graduate school search and application.
  • The opportunity to network with individuals from across the country and beyond.
  • Entry into an elite organization of scholars that will remain accessible to you for a life-time.
  • Paid housing for the duration of the summer experience.  (Some restrictions apply)


  • September April


  • You must be a local/regional student
  • You must have successfully completed a pre-research summer program
  • You must receive an invitation to return for a second internship
  • You are not obligated to participate in both internships

 The Academic Year Program will allow you to apply the newly attained knowledge from your summer experience.

This experience will give you the rare opportunity:

  • To participate in ongoing faculty research (not a contrived research experience

  • To collaborate with faculty members

  • To have the opportunity to publish professional papers

  • To travel to professional conferences

  • To network with leaders in their field

 Additional Benefits:

  • A $2,300 stipend payable to you in increments throughout your academic  year internship.
  • A mentored research experience with faculty in your field of interest.
  • Access to ETSU faculty and administration that will support your application to graduate school
  • Access to apply for McNair mini-travel grants to assist in travel to professional conferences.


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