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2014 CNSE Summer Internship Program

The 10-week SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) Summer Internship Program provides unparalleled hands-on education and experience to qualified undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in the nanotechnology industry and the cutting-edge fields of nanoscale science, nanoscale engineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics.

Students will work closely with CNSE’s world-class faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students on innovative research involving CNSE and its industry-leading partner companies located on-site at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, the most advanced research enterprise at any university in the world.

What is the CNSE internship experience?

While at CNSE, interns have the unique opportunity to participate in projects that integrate state-of-the-art research currently underway at CNSE. At the conclusion of the internship program, students will showcase their research at a poster presentation session, presenting their results to CNSE’s faculty, students, staff and representatives of its global corporate partners.

Past research projects have explored nanoscale-enabled innovations for a variety of technologies, including fuel cells, EUV optics, nanoparticle-stem cell interaction, development of nano-based cancer diagnostics, alternative energy sources, market analysis in nanotechnology products and more.

Who should apply?

Undergraduate students who are seeking a one-of-a-kind experience working with world-class faculty and industry-leading companies in cutting-edge facilities should apply for the CNSE Summer Internship Program. International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are also eligible to apply.

The paid CNSE Summer Internship Program includes national and international undergraduate students chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. An academic background in the physical, chemical, biological or computer sciences, mathematics, or engineering is required. Prior research experience is not required for consideration.

Program details

The duration of the internship program is 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 2 through Friday, August 8, 2014. Interns must commit to the entire 10 week duration; absences will be excused for illness and family emergency only.

The award of CNSE Summer Internships is competitively based and a stipend of $345 per week, for a total of $3,450.00 for a full-time effort for 10 weeks (40 hours per week) is offered to each intern.

Expenses related to travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of each intern. On-campus housing is available at standard UAlbany summer rates. (The 2013 rate was $120 per week for a double room – this may remain the same or increase slightly). Further information regarding housing and dining at UAlbany will be sent to awardees with offer letters.

Application Information

To apply for the 2014 CNSE Summer Internship Program, students must complete an online application form, as well as submit a statement of interest, resume and unofficial school transcript. Click on the following link to be directed to the application form:

Apply to the 2014 CNSE Summer Internship Program

The application submission process is now closed. Awardees will be notified via email on or around March 28, 2014. Please make sure that the email address listed in the application is current and checked on a regular basis.

Further Information

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Diana Dumesnil, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Recruitment and Public Outreach; Director, Summer Internship Program at We ask that you provide your name and a clear phone number or e-mail address where a response will reach you.

View the 2013 Summer Internship Recap