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Off-campus Summer Research

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Take advantage of the many research opportunities that come to Calvin from other universities and research institutions.

And don't forget to sign up for our nationally ranked off-campus programs to explore the world and complete your core requirements at the same time.

Applying for summer

Off-campus REU opportunities begin each December when we receive numerous announcements from universities and research institutions about summer research experiences.

Earn credit

It's possible to earn credit, either elective or toward your BS in chemistry or biochem requirements during your summer REU. Professor Mark Muyskens, internship director, will help you formalize the requirements for earning credit from Calvin once you have been accepted for an REU.

What to do

  • Apply to REUs as they are announced.
  • Search the web for internships at institutions where you might like to work.
  • Contact people you know that work in research labs or companies.
  • Apply to numerous programs to increase your chances of acceptance.

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