Applying to Med School? Sign up for an Alumni Mentor from USC School of Medicine Greenville

The USC School of Medicine Greenville Medical Mentor Program is a group of CofC alumni and current USC SOMG medical students who want to help current CofC students navigate the med school application process.

You’ll be paired with a current USC SOMG student who will serve as a mentor throughout the application cycle.

  • Establish a one-on-one relationship with someone who understands the stress and uncertainty that comes with applying to medical school.

The Support You’ll Get: Mentors will answer your questions and assist with various aspects of the medical school application, including but not limited to: Personal statements / Interview prep / The overall AMCAS application.

  • You do not have to be applying to USC SOMG to be a part of Medical Mentors, but you should be actively applying in the current cycle.

Interested? Fill out this form to be paired with a mentor. Contact with questions.

Scholarship to attend the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists

Charleston Women in Tech is proud to sponsor a Grace Hopper Scholarship that will give it’s winner the unique opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration this September.

What’s the Grace Hopper Celebration? The world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists.

  • This year’s celebration takes place September 26-29, 2023 in Orlando, FL.

How to Apply: Online by May 31

MUSC Neuroscience Research Internship for Underrepresented Students

The MINDS (MUSC Internship in Neuroscience for Diverse Scholars) is a brand new neuroscience research internship for undergraduate students.

The Opportunity: Interns will work directly with their faculty mentor to develop and carry out an independent research project in their mentor’s lab.

  • Interns will receive guidance on creating Individual Development Plans, crafting curriculum vitae, personal statements for graduate school applications, and will have opportunities to present their research
  • The program is a paid internship ($17/hour, 40 hours per week over the summer and part-time, 10-15 hours per week during the school year)

Great Fit For: Pre-Health / Individuals from populations underrepresented in neuroscience or from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Check out the online application for more details; applications and will be reviewed on a rolling basis with our first class of interns starting on June 1.

Community Engaged Internship Program for Summer 2023 with SC Sea Grant Consortium

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is now accepting applications for the Community Engaged Internship (CEI) Program for Summer 2023!

The Opportunity: This is a PAID summer internship program for undergraduate students from undeserved communities to conduct summer community-based projects that focus on community environmental and resilience needs.

Community Engaged Internship Projects for Summer 2023 include:

How to Apply: Application information is available online; applications are due May 2, 2023.

Paid Research Opportunity in Wildlife Epidemiology for the 2023/24 Year

“Working in the Hart Lab has been a great experience! Our whole team is really fantastic and we’ve got a great dynamic, too, which makes the whole experience really enjoyable and a comfortable place to ask questions and learn!” –Tita Curtin ’24

Why should you consider research with the Hart Lab?

  • You’ll do the actual research!
  • Gain experience with marine field work, lab work, statistical analysis, presentations, and more!
  • It’s NIH-funded and offers networking opportunities.
  • Honors Immersed and Bachelor’s Essay potential.
  • It’s paid!

Learn more: Click below for more details and application instructions. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Research opportunity:

I am seeking a research assistant to help with a study that will investigate microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins and their prey.  Undergraduate students involved in this study will participate in fieldwork with the project lead (Dr. Leslie Hart, Public Health), assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.  The project team will meet weekly to set monthly goals, assess project needs, evaluate project status, discuss challenges, schedule deliverables, and review topic-related journal articles.  Training on statistical methods and scientific methods will occur throughout the academic year during these weekly meetings.

Timeline and time commitment:

Students interested in this project should be prepared to assist with research during the 2023-2024 academic year and summer 2024.  Preference will be given to students interested in assisting for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years (including summer 2024). Because sample collection, processing, and analysis will occur throughout the year, students will dedicate approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week during the summer months, at $11/hr.

Students engaging in this research opportunity will:

  1. Participate in field research
  2. Prepare biological samples for laboratory analyses
  3. Develop new ecotoxicological laboratory skills
  4. Perform a targeted literature search and develop a literature matrix
  5. Formulate testable research hypotheses and perform statistical analyses
  6. Enhance their scientific writing and presentation skills

Student Testimonial:

"Working in the Hart Lab has been such a great and rewarding experience. It has allowed me to learn what it is like working in a professional environment while still letting me develop and learn the skills I need in said environment. It's also given me experiences I never thought I would get to have during my time as an undergrad student like give an oral presentation at the South Carolina Public Health Association Annual Conference. speaking of experiences, it has been so rewarding to be able to get some experience with hands-on research rather than lectures or one and done labs. It's really satisfying to improve at things like dissecting fish by doing it again and again instead of doing it once in a class and never again. The best part of this experience has to be working with this team though. everyone in this group has been very supportive of each other. If I'm ever struggling or need assistance with something, I know that I can just ask for some assistance or some advice and I'll receive it." –Eric Conger '24

"Working in the Hart Lab has been a great experience! I’ve been able to really develop a professional network from getting presenting our research at both the South Carolina Public Health Association Annual Conference and the CofC expo. I’ve also had the opportunity to really dig in and understand our research by getting my hands dirty. From fish dissections, to digesting the organic tissue and physically counting microplastics under a microscope, we’re really the ones who are doing it all – not just doing data entry or analyzing the work someone else has done. Our whole team is really fantastic and we’ve got a great dynamic, too, which makes the whole experience really enjoyable and a comfortable place to ask questions and learn!" –Tita Curtin '24


  • US Citizen
  • Full-time student at the College of Charleston
  • Research assistants will be expected to commit at least 10 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week in the summer
  • Research assistants will be expected to travel (domestically) for fieldwork (funding will be provided)

If you are interested, please send questions and the following materials to Dr. Hart ( by no later than May 1, 2023

  • Updated CV or Resume that includes all extracurricular activities and employment plans (for academic years and summers)
  • Year of Study, Major, Academic Achievements
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Statement of Interest (500 words) that includes all of the following:
    • Previous research experience, if applicable
    • What you can offer to the project and how long would you like to work on this project?
    • What you would like to get out of this experience?
    • Why you are interested in participating in this (or any) research?
    • Please describe your specific time management strategies
    • Any other relevant information that you would like to share

MUSC Research Opportunity in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

Dr. Naohiro Yamaguchi’s lab in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology is looking for a student intern to perform research on calcium signaling.

This project focuses on the regulatory mechanisms of calcium release channels, called ryanodine receptors, and the functional consequence of their dysfunctional activities that leads to human muscle diseases.

Rising Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in conducting their independent research for their Bachelor’s Essay or Honors Immersed and can stay during the summer are particularly preferred.

Interested students should contact Dr. Yamaguchi, current Honors College Junior Millar Elferdink, or Current Honors College Senior Mac Kral for more information.

Graduate School Application Q&A

Dr. Geslain and Joelle Reich are hosting a Grad School Application Q&A on Monday, April 3rd, at 6:00pm in RITA 152.

Joelle is a Senior at CofC majoring in Biology and minoring in Biomedical Physics. Joelle will start her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Rutgers University next fall.

The Q&A will be centered around applying to Ph.D. programs and preparing for interviews.

All students are welcome – underclassmen planning on joining a graduate program are specifically encouraged to attend!

Please reach out to Dr. Geslain for more information!


Capgemini RISE 2023

The Capgemini RISE program is an innovative, fast-tracked, speed-to-hire program designed exclusively for exceptional rising college seniors.

It’s the perfect opportunity for those who are eager to take on real-world challenges, develop their critical thinking skills, and gain exposure to a wide range of industries and cutting-edge technologies from around the world.

But wait, there’s more! Upon successful completion of the RISE program, you could be offered a full-time consulting position at Capgemini starting in 2024.Candidates will spend 4 days flexing critical-thinking skills against real-life problems to gain a true understanding of how working at a global consulting firm can support their career path.

Several Honors students have participated in and received job offers from Capgemini RISE  – Apply to Nashville RISE 2023 here! Learn more on the attached flyer.