Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Summer Internship Program: Hepatitis B Foundation

Every summer since 2000, the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) has recruited outstanding college students for its Summer Internship Program, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (25 miles north of Philadelphia). The Summer Internship at the Hepatitis B Foundation will continue once again in the summer of 2012, and I am wondering if you can make this opportunity available to your students.

The Hepatitis B Foundation, in a partnership with the Drexel Institute for Biotechnology and Virology Research (DIBVR), provides a unique opportunity for junior and senior college students in its paid Student Research Internship Program. Eligible students who are considering graduate school, medical school or industrial research careers spend 10 weeks in this innovative, educational program.

Through this internship, students will gain firsthand experience in professional research, outreach services, and other scholarly activities at the HBF and its Institute for Hepatitis and Viral Research (IHVR). This unique experience allows participants the opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the entire scientific process: from formulating and testing hypotheses, to working with an advisor in a state-of-the-art research laboratory and outreach office.

This is a 10-week summer program that runs from June 4 to August 10, 2012 and includes a modest stipend. Students entering their junior or senior year of college in fall 2012 are eligible to apply.
Housing is the responsibility of the student.

To apply students must submit the following by February 24, 2011:
1) cover letter (noting housing plans if residing out of state)
2) resume
3) contact information for two academic/professional references

Please send all information to:
Ms. Alysha Vogel
Hepatitis B Foundation
3805 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
(Phone) 215.489.4901
(Fax) 215.489.4313
interns@hepb.org


Please visit our website for more information:
http://www.hepb.org/researchers/summer_internship_program.htm