Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is expected of me as a Bridges student?

As a Bridges student you will be expected to work on your research project 30-40 hours per week over 10 weeks during the summer. Much of that time will be under the direct supervision of your faculty researcher. Your internship schedule will depend on the faculty researcher you are assigned to work with. There are also required events or classes that you will need to attend as part of the program as well.

Q: What type of research will I be doing?

Research subjects will include environmental health, biomedical science, biology, chemistry, health science, nursing, psychology and community health outreach.

Q: Is it a paid internship?

Yes, you will be paid hourly up to $6,000 for the 10 weeks. 

Q: Is there housing for me if I am moving to NAU from another location for the research program?

Yes, you can apply for summer housing through NAU’s Housing and Residence Life. The NAU Bridges program will pay for the housing application fee, but the cost of summer rent is not included with the Bridges compensation. Participants will have to pay their summer rent with the money they earn throughout the summer.

NAU can provide family housing accommodations for an increased cost. Family housing will have to be referenced in your summer housing application to be considered. Single room can also be requested but are not guaranteed. Most dorm rooms are furnished with a bed, refrigerator, and desk. Bedding, toiletries, dishes, etc., are not provided, but the NAU Housing and Residence Life website can provide a list of what is needed. 

Q: Is there a meal plan?

No, summer research participants will provide and prepare their own food. Housing will provide living and kitchen areas. It is suggested that interns plan a summer budget so their living expenses are met.

Q: Do I have to apply to NAU to be a part of the Bridges summer program?

Yes, you will apply to NAU as a non-degree seeking student and Bridges will cover the application fee. 

Q: When will the program start and end?

For the summer 2017, the program will start May 31st-August 4th.