Plant Health and Protection Summer Fellowship

Are you considering a career in scientific research? Are you interested in doing work to help food, farms, forests, or the environment? Southern Connecticut State University is offering a one-month summer internship program or undergraduates interested in conducting scientific research in areas related to agriculture, crop health, and the environment.

The program offers free housing, a partial dining hall meal plan (2 meals a day) and a $4,000 stipend. Fellows will live in 3-4 person furnished apartment-style student housing on the SCSU campus. Apartments have living rooms, air conditioning, internet, full kitchens, and cable TV. A University Resident Assistant will be available to assist with planning recreational outings or other needs. Fellows will have access to the library on the SCSU campus. Limited funds are available to assist with transportation to New Haven for non-Connecticut residents, upon request. 


  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Will have completed two to four undergraduate semesters toward a biology, chemistry, or related science major by June 2018
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Can commit to living at SCSU and to work full-time  June to August

Application Deadline: February

Year at Time of Application: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore
Duration of Award: 
No Preference, Research
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April
Penn-State Sponsored: 
Fellowship Components: