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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

ABI will become internationally recognized as a leader in health and life sciences research. Its multifaceted programs will strengthen Arkansas through science-based economic development including research, education, and technology.

A Leader in Health Sciences Research

By working on joint and related research initiatives, the five member organizations created a large community of scientists and researchers who can better compete for external grant awards from federal sources and national foundations, increase the number of scientists and staff supported by extramural funding, share resources (equipment and expertise), attract other scientists to Arkansas, and encourage science-based economic development in the state.

Applications are now being accepted for the ABI Summer Internship.


This program is to provide basic support for Arkansas State University undergraduate students to enhance their academic experience by providing them with opportunities to participate in hands-on research and creative work with faculty and staff - in the sciences, engineering, professional programs, arts, humanities or the social sciences (not limited to the sciences).  Interns will be required to present on their experiences and findings of this project in early Fall to the A-State community.

Minimum Qualifications 

♦             Must have completed at least 30 credit hours as of May 15 but will not complete an undergraduate degree prior to December 2019 at Arkansas State University. 

♦             Selection criteria will be based upon academic credentials and the compatibility of student and mentor research interests.

 We have attached a brief summary from each faculty that have been selected to be a mentor for this program.  Students will provide their top two (2) preferred mentors on the application.  There will be a review process and applicants may be contacted for an interview.  No guarantee, if internship is awarded, that the first preferred mentor will be the one assigned.  Intern could begin as early as May 8.

The amount of each internship is $2,500*, for which each student will be required to work twenty (20) hours per week for ten (10) weeks.  Each mentor will be provided up to $1,000 to be used for supplies for the intern’s project.  Students will be notified no later than April 24.  (* Taxes will be withheld.)

Return completed application to:
ABI Room 101 or email to hopep@astate.edu
by Noon Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mentor List
Application form




Mission Statement

The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.

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