Meet the Latino Initiative Program's 2022 Summer Interns | Center … – Harvard University

The eighth cohort of interns participated in an array of research projects, including studying giant molecular clouds and air pollution.
This summer, seven area undergraduates were awarded internships at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian thanks to the Latino Initiative Program (LIP).
The internships ran from June 6 to August 12 and took place in-person and on campus for the first time in over two years.
Now in its eighth year, LIP immerses undergraduates in an astronomy research project and provides extensive mentorship opportunities with CfA scientists and engineers. Students complete 35 hours of work per week and are paid for their time through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
“Many of our participants are first-generation college students,” says Christine Crowley, who established the program to encourage underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in STEM.
Since she established LIP in 2015, Crowley has witnessed 39 students complete the program. All leave the internships with new skillsets and feeling confident in their ability to pursue a degree in STEM, she says.
Meet the newest cohort of students and learn about their projects below.


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