May 11 - July 17, 2020; 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691
Participating Students must be at least 18 years of age by May 1, 2020.

Applications for the 2020 ORIP season are now closed. Please check back next spring for the 2021 ORIP announcement.

The OARDC campus of The Ohio State University in Wooster will provide summer research internship opportunities for motivated high school and undergraduate students. To be eligible to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age by May 1, 2020. The OARDC Research Internship Program (ORIP) is tailored specifically to enhance student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines by teaching critical thinking skills through laboratory and field research experiences, seminars, group discussions and symposia. ORIP will increase student performance and competitiveness for scholarships and admission to college and graduate schools. Students selected for this program are paired with an OARDC faculty mentor and will participate in research projects in their mentor’s field of study. Research training areas include the biological, physical, computer, and social sciences and engineering and technology. All Wooster-based OARDC faculty members are eligible to mentor the research scholars. Applicants are highly encouraged to browse through the OARDC website and contact potential faculty mentors before applying.

ORIP will run for 10 weeks from May 11 - July 17, 2020. The selected research scholars will be required to work for a minimum of 30 hours per week and attend a weekly Lunch and Learn session, but daily hours will be flexible. A stipend of approximately $3,500 will be provided. Students may also make separate arrangements with their potential faculty mentors for additional employment. ORIP will conclude with a mini-symposium at which research scholars will present their research and share their experiences. Interns will also be required to submit a 2-3 page research paper.

The program is targeted for local students who have their own transportation, although other students may apply as housing is available on the campus of ATI at the student’s expense. The students must clearly describe the reasons for seeking the internship and their short-term and long-term goals in the application. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision by the end of March. 

Applications for the 2020 ORIP season are now closed. Please check back next spring for the 2021 ORIP announcement.


Alexis Didinger
208 Research Services, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: (330) 462-6157