In the ASPIRE Summer Research Internship Program students are paired with a faculty
member in their major who has an available well-defined research project that can
be accomplished in one summer. The faculty member mentors the student in the techniques
that are needed to do the research, and the student works up to 100 hours on the project
receiving an hourly wage of $10. At the end of the summer, the student applies to
the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference held every fall on campus, and must present the results of the summer research there.
Several previous summer ASPIRE students have won prizes at this conference. If, after
doing the ASPIRE summer research internship program, students wish to continue doing
research, they should apply to the ASPIRE academic year program.
Students: To qualify for the ASPIRE summer research internship program, students must have
a major in H&SS and be in good academic standing. They may but do not have to be
enrolled for one of the summer sessions at LSU. Slots are limited by the number of
available projects in each major. The application for the summer program is here, and should be filled out and mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st.