Each year, the Hauptman-Woodward Institute hosts a Student Intern Program for college and university undergraduate students. The program is supported by local companies, foundations, and individuals. The overall purpose of internships is not only to encourage students to pursue careers in the sciences, but also to make them aware of the exciting career opportunities that exist in Western New York. HWI offers students the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists using state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of molecular biology, crystal growth, X-ray diffraction, and computerized data analysis. Each apprentice is assigned to a specific project and is mentored by a Ph.D. level scientist. Students obtain hands-on experience, complete challenging experiments, and learn new concepts. They tell us that one of the aspects of the program that they enjoy the most is the opportunity to talk about science with the Institute’s scientists.

Students spend a minimum of 10 weeks on their project, and some also return during their winter and spring breaks. At the end of the summer, each student makes a short presentation about his or her work in front of the entire scientific staff. In the last three years our interns have joined with other summer interns from UB and Roswell Park for a research day where each student presents a poster on the work that they have done.  An internship at HWI complements other educational experiences and equips students with knowledge and skills that are useful when they enter the workplace

If you are interested in becoming a student intern, download the instructions for application that include an application form. Deadline for receipt of the application is February 15th, 2016.  Questions? Contact Dr. Jane F. Griffin, Coordinator of the Summer Intern Program, at (716) 898-8618 or by e-mail at


Many thanks to the sponsors of our 2015 program:

Mrs. Stephanie Argentine
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Armbrust
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Bellows
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Black
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boyd
Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Constantine, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Castle
Mr. Mark Czarnecki
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Drake
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Driscoll
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eagan
Dr. Edith M. Flanigen
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Glor
Mr. and Mrs. Peter M Gondek
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Griffin
Mr. and Mrs. John Horn
Kevin Karn
Dr. Eaton E. Lattman
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Lema
Mr. Mark Manders
Dr. Michael Manka
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Marchiori
Mr. and Mrs. John McGrath
Mr. Anthony Miranda
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Keefe
Mr. and Mrs. Erik O'Neill
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Ortman
Mr. Anthony Pandolfi
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Patterson

Mrs. Gloria Pembleton
Susan Pfeiffer
Mr. and Mrs. C. Anthony Rider
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rinaldo
Mr. David Rice
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sargeant
Mr. and Mrs. Scott K. Saperston
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sauda
Dr. Douglas Sillart
Ms. Joan Schechtman
Mr. Michael Straeck
Mr. Robert Tocker
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Voelkl
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. K. Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilson

Applications must be received by February 15th of the year for which an internship is requested.
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