CaRES Internship Weeks

You must negotiate the start and end dates of your CaRES project with your preceptor.  The earliest possible start date is Monday, May 21; and the latest possible end date is Thursday, August 31, 2018. 


Each CaRES internship requires full-time effort and should last at least 8 weeks and at most 15 weeks.  If you do not have at least 8 weeks available this summer, you cannot participate in CaRES. 


Students who plan to take an occasional vacation day during their CaRES internship should inform their preceptor of their anticipated absences; and should inform Internship Coordinator Ms. Judy Baker so that they will be paid for the number of full-time weeks that they work. 


For some CaRES projects 8 or more consecutive weeks of work are required to meet research deadlines, whereas for other projects the work schedule is more flexible.  With the permission of your preceptor you may take time off (e.g., 1-2 weeks) during your internship for a vacation, family event, mission trip, new student orientation, or some other activity, if you will be working at least 8 weeks on CaRES. 


With the permission of your preceptor you may take one classroom course, or online courses, while doing CaRES, if you can nevertheless contribute at least 8 weeks of full-time effort to CaRES. 


You cannot be paid by CaRES while you are enrolled as a full-time student.  Please study your academic calendar from your university and degree program to determine which weeks in the period May 21-August 31 you are available to do CaRES full-time.  Here is a summary of the dates when our pools of eligible students are available to do CaRES in 2018, drawn from university websites: 


UAB Public Health Students: May 21 to August 31

UAB MS1 Medical Students:  June 4 to July 27

UAB Incoming Medical Students:  May 21 to July 27


USA Medical Students:  May 21 to August 15


Auburn Veterinary Medicine Students:  May 21 to August 17

Auburn Pharmacy Students:  May 21 to August 10


Samford Pharmacy Students:  May 21 to August 24

Samford Public Health Students:  May 21 to August 24


ACOM Medical Students:  June 4 to July 30


Any CaRES student who believes that the dates indicated above do not apply to their situation should contact Ms. Baker to request and justify different start and end dates.  The CaRES award letter prepared for you by Ms. Baker will indicate the number of weeks that you will be paid, corresponding to your request but also considering your academic calendar. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Waterbor or Ms. Baker.  Thank you.