University of Missouri Launching Alcohol Research Internship Program

The University of Missouri’s (MU) Department of Psychological Science is recruiting its first class of undergraduate students for its federally funded Alcohol Research Training Summer School & Internship (MU–ARTSS) program. MU–ARTSS aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research.

Students participating in the MU–ARTSS program are part of the larger MU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (MU–SURP), which is hosting approximately 100 students from universities and colleges across the United States every year. The program is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

MU–ARTSS, under the leadership of APS Fellow Kenneth Sher, is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a professor. MU–ARTSS investigators represent a wide array of expertise in the science of alcohol and addiction including genetics, personality, psychopathology, social and affective neuroscience, and social network analysis.

Students participating in the program develop a research abstract and create a poster to present at the Summer MU Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.

Applicants ideally must have completed 2 years of undergraduate work.  Acceptance into MU–ARTSS will be made on the basis of academic performance, test scores, overall breadth and depth of academic coursework, and recommendations. Seven students will be selected to participate.

Interested students can find eligibility and application requirements, as well as an application form here. Applications must be received via email at by February 15.

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