Institute intern application deadline nearing

Published 5:31 pm Saturday, February 16, 2013

The application deadline is approaching for college undergraduates interested in a 10-week paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute.

Materials must be postmarked no later than March 1 for The Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, which runs from June to August. The annual program matches each intern with a scientist as a mentor for a summer of laboratory work in one of 12 medical research sections.

“We work extensively at The Hormel Institute to educate and develop students seeking to enter careers in science,” said Dr. Zigang Dong, executive director. “The SURE program provides college students with critical and direct experience that will help open doors for them to greater opportunities.”

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Applications can be submitted by college undergraduates entering his or her sophomore, junior or senior year in fall 2013 and majoring in a science or medical-related field. Applicants must submit a completed application form, résumé, official college transcript and at least two letters of recommendation. Students are selected based on their high level of academic achievements and their plans to pursue careers in science or medically related fields.

Application forms are available to download online at Completed applications should be mailed to Tim Ruzek, SURE Coordinator, The Hormel Institute, 801 16th Ave. NE, Austin, MN, 55912.