Quick question- when writing a personal statement for a summer research program, do you write about how that specific program will contribute to meeting your goals/exploring your interests? Many of the internships require personal statements but do not specify specific points to address in it or even if they ask for specific points, they usually include past research experience, academic and career goals, etc. but do not ask anything about how the program will help you or why that program is a good fit for you. What is the best thing to do in these cases? Also, when asked about research interests, do you try to find faculty and match up your interests to a few research areas or are you honest about what you are interested in? (some programs do not even provide a list of participating faculty so it is difficult in these cases to know if they provide any opportunity that matches your interests. I'd appreciate any advice!