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08/17/2017

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Ten simple rules for getting the most out of a summer internship 

Potential future scientists often gain their first exposure to real research practice through summer laboratory internships. Few written guide materials specifically address summer internships and how to optimally benefit from them. With this in mind, Aicher et al. draw on their summer research experiences to propose tips on how to approach all aspects of a summer internship, including planning ahead, navigating professional relationships, and maximizing impact, among others.

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Ten simple rules for getting the most out of a summer internship 

08/17/2017

ten simple rules paper

Ten simple rules to initiate and run a postdoctoral association

In the United States, postdoctoral associations are present in many research institutes and universities. However, there is little central coordination of different local associations, and in the rest of the world, postdoc associations are sporadic and even more isolated than in the US. Bruckmann and Sebestyén share their experience of starting and running a postdoc association, and the challenges and joys encountered, in order to encourage postdocs to start other postdoc associations.

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Ten simple rules to initiate and run a postdoctoral association

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