Students taking part in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) internship program will experience a dynamic summer of science at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC), a 350-acre life sciences hub in Kannapolis dedicated to advancing scientific discoveries and development relating to human health, nutrition and agriculture. Students collaborate and gain experience with a cross-institutional team of university researchers, scientists from industrial partners, and Ph.D. candidates.

P2EP is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to discover and characterize plant fibers and phytochemical metabolites along with the pathways that create them. Interns will be exposed to cutting-edge bioinformatics tools, genome sequencing and state-of-the-art facilities, while better preparing themselves for successful careers in the burgeoning STEM fields.

The 11-week P2EP summer internship program provides undergraduate students chances to participate and gain research experiences in a multidisciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration environment. Interns are mentored by NCRC faculty members, scientists from industry partners on campus, and by a team of PhD students. Interns participate in weekly meetings, collaborative research, professional development, and educational activities.

The internship program runs from May 21, 2018-August 2, 2018. Interns are to complete a research project, prepare an abstract and written report, and present their work (oral and poster) at a Research Symposium at the end of the program. The deadline to apply is February 28. Visit p2ep.org to apply.