Metabolomics Summer Internship
The Metabolomics Summer Internship, started in the summer of 2018, is a collaboration between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the Food Science and Technology Foods for Health (FFH) Discovery Theme. This eight week internship is designed to link current ODI Scholars with faculty mentors who align with the student's research interests.
The Metabolomics Internship evolved out of collaborative discussions between ODI and FFH leadership teams. The FFH-ODI Metabolomics Program provides opportunities such as internships, research experiences, trainings, conferences, and seminars. The overarching mission is to create a healthier future for individuals and populations through the application of scientific approaches integrating food and nutrition, metabolomics, and health. Dr. James Moore, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, hopes that this new program will pave the way to non-traditional and emerging careers for ODI Scholars.
The internship will conclude with a culminating research presentation, and the interns will continue to receive mentoring and research opportunities from their faculty mentors throughout the academic year.