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Summer Internship Application

    Application for a Valparaiso University Physics and Astronomy Summer Internship


    (1) Please complete this section to the best of your ability.








    HS grade average out of .

    Class rank: out of .

    Standardized test scores:

    SAT: (V) (M) (W) Total:

    ACT: (E) (M) (R) (S) Average

    I plan to enter college in the fall of

    (2) Please write an essay (~250-500 words) telling:

    • why you would like to study Physics and/or Astronomy
    • how such an opportunity would fit into your present interests and future goals
    • your previous experience in laboratory or research work
    This should be typed in the box below.

    (3) Below, please provide the name and school e-mail address of a high school science or math teacher who is familiar with your abilities and can provide a letter of recommendation. We will contact your teacher and give him or her instructions for submitting this letter.

    Under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students are entitled to review their records, including letters of recommendation. It is your option to waive your right to review these recommendations or to decline to do so.

    Please select one of the following options and sign: I hereby my right to review this recommendation.

    Teacher's Name:

    Teacher's Email Address:

    Name of School:




    The deadline for receiving all application materials is the first Monday in February. You will be apprised of the results of our selection process by late February.

    If you have any questions regarding this application, please feel free to contact.

    Dr. Andrew Richter
    Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    Valparaiso University
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: 219.464.6834
    Email: Andrew Richter