Questions about the Internship Program
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have the appropriate visa.
The 2020 summer program will run from June 1, 2020, through July 30, 2020. A one-week vacation may be permitted. Vacations must be approved by the mentor at the beginning of the program.
Yes. A stipend of $3500 is paid on or around June 30, 2020. There may be restrictions or tax implications for those who are in the U.S. on a visa.
Students design and execute a research project in close consultation with a mentor. During the duration of the program, students are expected to participate in research for at least 40 hours per week. However, before starting research, students must complete laboratory safety training.
Yes. Near the end of the program, students are expected to submit an abstract describing the research conducted during the summer. A symposium is held where students give an oral presentation describing summer projects. Details for the format of the abstract and presentation are outlined here.
The program organizes several talks and discussion panels related to careers in research and other biomedical fields. These events provide participants an opportunity to meet fellow interns. Lunch is provided after each of these talks.