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Senior Scholars Program: The senior scholars program permits a limited number of students to work extensively on a project, which is approved by the Independent Study Committee and pursued under the guidance of a faculty member.
Academic Year and Summer Research Assistantships: Funds from the College and external grants provide support for numerous summer research assistantships that enable students to work with faculty on their research programs. Funds are available to support summer research assistantships across all academic divisions. Funds are also available to continue student-faculty research partnerships during the academic year.
Off Campus Internships: An internship is a structured work experience related to a student's major or possible career path. At Colby students can take part in internships during the January Program, during the fall or spring semester, or during the summer. The College has established many partnerships that enlarge the scope of our students' education outside the formal curriculum. The Office of Career Services coordinates these special learning opportunities. Students may apply to the Special Internship Awards Committee for need-based stipends to help defray costs associated with internships.
Departmental Honors Programs and Independent Research Projects: Students who meet departmental prerequisites may elect to undertake independent research or conduct a more extensive honors research project. In addition to departmental funding, students may apply to the Dean of Faculty for support from the Students' Special Projects Fund to aid their research activities.
Project-based Learning in Courses Many courses at Colby have project-based learning components. Students may elect to take one of these courses that emphasize individual or group research projects.