Santa Fe Institute

Internships and Mentorships

At SFI, resident students — undergraduates through postdoctoral level — participate in multidisciplinary, multigenerational research collaborations. The working environment within these groups is free-form and egalitarian. Students and senior scientists shift, between collecting and analyzing data from literature, modeling (delineating starting assumptions, constructing equations to capture essential processes, listing testable variables, and building hypotheses), and empirical evaluation (compiling and analyzing data to determine the validity of assumptions and accuracy of hypotheses). Responsibilities and rewards, including senior authorships and presentations at meetings, are shared so that everyone has the opportunity to play leadership roles and to learn from seeing manuscripts through to publication.

Internship Opportunities

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Individual Research with Resident Faculty

Mentorship Opportunities

Project GUTS: Growing Up Thinking Scientifically

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Santa Fe Alliance for Science

Education News

Adaptive computation: The multidisciplinary legacy of John Holland July 28, 2016 -

Stephanie Forrest and Melanie Mitchell recount the legacy of John Holland, a complexity science pioneer who passed away in August ...

Audio: SFI's Krakauer on information, order, computation, & intelligence July 19, 2016 -

On the popular podcast "Waking Up with Sam Harris," SFI President David Krakauer weighs in on whether your brain is ...

Don't abandon national referendums, but smaller groups often make wiser choices July 15, 2016 -

New research suggests that larger crowds do not always produce wiser decisions. Moderately-sized crowds are likely to outperform larger ones ...

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