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Summer 2024 Internship applications now accepted

We are very excited to open the application process for Summer 2024!

Lots of info here:

  • Summer researchers work on individual, unique projects.
  • They are supervised by Dr. Tom Guarr, Director of R&D at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute and PI of the OESLab.
  • Please note the lab is in Holland, MI, not East Lansing, MI.
  • Our summer program lasts ten weeks. This may be extended by mutual agreement.
  • Start dates are flexible.
  • We are paying $17.00/hr for 40 hours each week.
  • We will help you find housing for the summer.  Housing may be in a rental with other students.
  • During the summer we will participate in a symposium/poster session where your individual research can be presented.  Below are the areas of research.  Please let us know which topics you are interested in.
    1. Redox-active organic materials for flow batteries
    2. Stable organic radicals
    3. Organic materials for supercapacitors
    4. Highly emissive organic compounds
    5. Photo-induced charge transport
  • Look through this blog to see previous summer’s research groups and activities.

Please read this post carefully and follow directions to apply.

Go to  Search for job # 911371.  Follow instructions to apply.

Please include with your application:

  1. Résumé
  2. Cover letter detailing which area of our research most interests you
  3. List of technical classes (You can send your transcript, but all we need is a list)
  4. At least one reference (preferably academic or research reference)

Please email Laura Ives at with any questions. <—— that is me.  I am very responsive.

Our application window will close February 29, 2024.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

We are hiring!

We are looking for full-time post-grad or post-undergrad recruits.  If you are interested in joining our group, or just want more information, please reach out to me, Laura Ives, at
This position would perform original research in energy storage involving organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry and device design.  They would work for Michigan State University and in collaboration with Jolt Energy Storage and NRELaboratory toward battery development.  They will also assist with the lab’s summer internship program, working with undergraduate interns and their research projects.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!