POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Career Path Intern Supervisor of the Semester is Michelle Andrews, the managing director of the Molecular Research Core Facility located on ISU’s Pocatello campus.
Andrews has been at the facility since 2002. Along with her professional duties, Andrews currently acts as a mentor and supervisor to multiple CPI students.
“Working as a mentor for CPI interns is one of the highlights of my job,” said Andrews. “I am able to watch students grow academically, professionally, and personally during their internships, which is highly satisfying to me.”
Andrews trains her interns to prepare and perform molecular based research in a laboratory setting. Students gain skills in DNA sequencing, DNA/RNA profiling, flow cytometry and much more. The research produced by the research facility assists ISU students, faculty and the community. The research conducted obtains data needed to publish high-impact, peer-reviewed articles.
“The students that participate in an internship at the facility are better equipped to apply for graduate or professional school and have a competitive edge above their classmates,” Andrews said. “I am happy to be a part of helping them succeed.”
Andrews, who is originally from Utah, has been a Pocatello resident for more than 30 years. She is a proud mother of four and a grandma of two. Andrews enjoys being in the great outdoors and participates in boating, camping, biking and hiking with her two dogs, Charlie and Ginger.
This semester, the CPI Office received almost 70 nominations for the CPI Supervisor of the Semester. In addition to the grand prize winner, the CPI office selected five runners up: Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley from the Department of Psychology, Jena Hintze from Continuing Education and Workforce Training, Alan Sudweeks from Health West Inc., Thomas Wadsworth from the College of Pharmacy in Anchorage, Alaska and Kelsey West, from the College of Business.
“Once again, the CPI Office received outstanding supervisor nominations from our interns,” said Emily Jahsman, CPI program manager. “Students would not be able to participate in high-impact internships without excellent mentors to lead them. We are grateful to the many mentors who make the CPI program a success.”
Operating in its eighth year, the CPI program provides approximately 1,000 internship opportunities annually to ISU students. CPI internships provide career-related experiences to help students confirm their academic pursuits, gain valuable work experience and prepare for life after graduation.
For more information about the CPI program, contact Emily Jahsman at 208-282-3548 or visit isu.edu/career.