Miller Summer Program in Animal Sciences

The objective of the Miller Summer Research Internship program is to introduce students to animal sciences research, emphasizing food and fiber producing animals. Animal Sciences faculty research a variety of areas, including: ruminant and nonruminant nutrition; reproductive physiology; genetics and molecular biology; environmental physiology; and production and management. Each student will be working directly within a laboratory under the supervision of an internationally recognized researcher. The participant will gain an understanding of recent advances in basic science and applied animal sciences research.


Applicants must meet the basic eligibility requirements. Students are expected to have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and have completed 2 years of college. Selection is partially based on the applicant’s potential and motivation for future graduate study (PhD level) in animal sciences.


The internship provides a stipend of $3,800, one hour of academic credit, travel to and from Columbia, on-campus housing and meals.

Application Information

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Students must complete the attached application and provide: an unofficial transcript (including Fall 2018 grades); letters of recommendation (two preferred); a resume; and a personal statement indicating career plans, prior research experience, and research interests. Completed packets should be saved as a PDF combined into one document if possible and emailed to

2019 Summer Application



The CamScanner app allows you to turn your smartphone or tablet into a scanner so that you can combine documents or scan in handwritten forms. Use the app to combine your files into a single PDF document.


For more information, contact Jenn Brown, 150 Bond Life Sciences Center, 573-882-5979,; or William Lamberson, PhD, 159 Animal Sciences Research Center, 573-882-8234,