After the second year, the Trainee will participate in a 3-6 month internship in an educational, governmental, medical, academic, or commercial organization in the United States or abroad. Committed internships sites include:
- Internship proposal and approval by the M-EID Graduate Education Committee, internship mentor, and M-EID administration in the semester prior to the internship.
- Presentation of an overview of the Trainee’s internship experience and accomplishments at the M-EID forum upon return from the internship.
Potential committed internships sites include:
- Rocky Mountain Laboratories
- Montana Department of Public Health
- Keck Graduate Institute
- The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute
- The Institute for Ecosystem Studies
- The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- The Consortium for Conservation Medicine
- Emory University Program In Population Biology, Ecology And Evolution
- New Zealand Bioinformatics Institute
- The University of Helsinki, Finland
- Alimetrics Ltd., Helsinki, Finland
Previous M-EID Trainee's Internships:
- Erin Landguth’s internship at the University of California-Davis
- Erin fulfilled this internship opportunity at the University of California-Davis in the spring 2007. This internship had direct application towards on her research. Erin was able to integrate scientific Python, cellular automata modeling, and disease propagation at a center in the forefront of complex systems research. Thus, approximately three months of Erin's time focused upon dissertation research in these areas. During her internship Erin participated in Dr. Jim Crutchfield's research group. This transdisciplinary-working group combined sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Some of their research includes agent-based modeling and cellular automata, two areas directly related to Erin’s own research.