Montana State University Billings will provide paid research internships to undergraduate students interested in and/or enrolled in the public health and biomedical fields. Students from a wide variety of disciplines (Biological and Physical Sciences, Allied Health, Social Sciences, and Humanities), in good academic standing and with support from faculty mentors, may apply for funding to support 100 to 200- hour internships in Fall and Spring semesters. Research may be carried out in educational, clinical or laboratory settings, with the goal of providing students with relevant, first-hand experience in public health and biomedical sciences fields.

MSU Billings anticipates funding between 6 to 12 student internships per year; students may also request funding for supplies necessary to carry out their research, and funding for travel to present results. The program will be administered through the College of Allied Health Professions; Dr. Kathe Gabel, Chair of Health and Human Performance, will serve as Principal Investigator. Student applications will be solicited in Fall semester. Any unencumbered funds will be distributed in a second round of applications at the beginning of 2015 Spring semester. Successful applications will be chosen by an adhoc committee made up of representatives from relevant Departments whose students submit proposals (i.e. Health and Human Performance, Biological and Physical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences & Cultural Studies) and the Grants and Sponsored Programs office. All selected applicants will be required to present the results of their research at MSU Billings’ Undergraduate Research Symposium and Montana State University’s INBRE conference. Dr. Kathe Gabel and the MSU-B INBRE mentor, Dr. Kurt Toenjes, will attend both events to evaluate the success of each student’s results obtained during the internship experience.