Talmage Summer Research Internship
Talmage Research Internships offer the opportunity to perform high-impact research in a laboratory of your choice at Brigham Young University. Research areas include biochemistry, organic, physical, analytical, inorganic, and theoretical chemistry. Many labs also offer the potential for crossover research in the areas of energy, materials, catalysis, and cancer. Interns will be trained using state-of-the-art equipment and novel instrumentation, for example, ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, low temperature adiabatic calorimetry, ultra-high vacuum for temperature programmed reaction spectroscopy, and supercomputers. Internships are eight weeks from the end of June to mid-August*; Talmage internships fulfill requirements for undergraduate universities with a capstone/internship requirement. Talmage interns qualify for class credit and are often contributing co-authors on peer-reviewed publications.
*Application for Fall and Winter semester internships will be available soon.
- Each week interns perform research in state-of-the-art laboratories under the direction of a chemistry or biochemistry faculty member
- Every day you will interact with postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates as you perform research
- Each Tuesday interns participate in a “brown bag lunch” seminar series, which provides an opportunity to see and present research results
- The research group you join will hold weekly group meetings
- There will be a capstone recreational outing
- Non-BYU Provo students
- Complete the online application
- Two letters of recommendation
- Chemistry and Biochemistry majors completing sophomore or junior years (seniors will also be considered if you have made contact with a chemistry faculty member)
- The goal of attending graduate school in biochemistry or chemistry
- $3,200 stipend
- $250 for travel ($450 for students outside the continental US)
- $1200 towards room and board
- 1 credit 497R BYU class credit
The application package, consisting of the application form (completed, dated, and signed), a current transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and two letters of recommendation from chemistry or biochemistry instructors, is due March 1, 2017. See application form for details.
Example Past Talmage Research Internship Projects:
Mechanistic determination of C-C bond forming reactions using Carbon Dioxide
DNA-based fabrication of nanomaterials
Carrier multiplication in GaAs via frequency-specific THz electric field enhancement
Understanding non-covalent ion-pi interactions in peptide model systems
Publications resulting from Talmage Research Internships:
High-Acquisition-Rate Single-Shot Pump-Probe Measurements Using Time-Stretching Method
Radiofrequency trapping of ions in a pure toroidal potential distribution
Fluorescence imaging of ion distributions in an inductively coupled plasma with laser ablation sample introduction. L. M. Moses, W. C. Ellis, D. D. Jones, P. B. Farnsworth. Spectrochimica Acta, 105, 47-59 (2015).
Regioselective Base-Free Intermolecular Aminohydroxylations of Hindered and Functionalized Alkenes