Recommend a Student


BTI summer intern in the greenhouse*Deadline to Submit a Recommendation Letter is January 22, 2023*

If you have any questions or concerns about meeting this date, please email

Applications without letters of recommendation are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Instructions for Submitting a Recommendation Letter


1. Prepare Your Letter

In your recommendation letter, please describe the applicant’s characteristics (review About Successful BTI Summer Intern Applications below). Save this letter on institutional letterhead, as a PDF document. Letters of recommendation should be submitted online through the link in an auto-e-mail request.

2. Receive Recommendation Auto-E-mail Request

Please add the following email address to your contacts:  Once you receive the request, please follow the link to upload your letter and be sure to fill out the request form in its entirety.

3. Upload Your Letter

After you have uploaded your PDF version recommendation letter, you will receive an automated email confirmation.

The deadline for submission is Sunday, January 22, 2023. Applications without letters of recommendation are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

*Note, if you are uploading letters for multiple students, please follow the link and instructions for each applicant. There is no limit to the number of students you may recommend.


About Successful BTI Summer Internship Applicants

Successful applicants will have a genuine interest in scientific research and will have completed some introductory life science courses. Interest in plant molecular biology is weighed heavily, as are characteristics such as enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to work collaboratively. We do not require previous research experience or the highest grades; rather we look for students who will take full advantage of an intensive research-based learning opportunity.


For questions regarding the submission of letters of recommendation contact Education & Outreach.

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Internships are funded by the National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Award #1358843, individual faculty grants, and the generosity of donors including the Emerson Foundation , Ithaca Garden Club, John Ben Snow, the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, Rheonix, Triad Foundation Inc, Yunis Realty , and many individual donors.

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