Summer Research Mentors

2022 Summer Mentors APPLY HERE

If you have completed at least one year of college, and are a STEM student in good standing, you can become a Summer Research Mentor.

Summer Research Mentors will assist Summer Research Site Leads with planning a summer research internship at a specific site, including developing a schedule of campus activities, orientation, leadership development of students, and recreational events to promote student bonding and success, both during the summer and once they start the school year.   

The undergraduate mentors at each site will be responsible for several aspects of the Internship program.  Prior to the internship, mentors will assist the sites in contacting potential student participants and developing an initial schedule of activities for the two-week program.  During the Internship Experience the mentors will live on site working with the participants as they find their way around, develop social networks, and conduct STEM research activities, including developing their final presentations.  Individual sites may have additional needs based on the specific programs and participants.  

Each summer, Research Mentors will be expected to do 40-70 hours of planning and wrap-up (including final reports), in addition to being a residential mentor for a 12-13 day internship. Summer Research Mentors will be on-site during the 2-week Internship, living and working alongside the younger students. Summer Research Mentors receive an educational stipend of up to $1600. Travel, room and board are provided for Internship experiences. To prepare for these responsibilities the First2 Network will host a 2-3 day training session early in the summer.