Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Hepatitis B Foundation College Summer Research Internship Program

The Hepatitis B Foundation’s College Internship provides a unique opportunity for college students in their junior or senior year who are considering graduate school, medical school, or industrial research careers, to spend 10 weeks in an innovative and educational program.

By pairing the students with scientific research professionals, they are able to gain firsthand experience in research, other scholarly activities, or outreach services. 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.

Expectations of the Student Research Intern
This is a 10-week program that will begin on Monday, May 30 and end Friday, August 5, 2016. Students will be required to arrange their own housing and transportation to and from the research center.

Interns are expected to participate in faculty supervised research projects as well as other scholarly activities at the Center, including attendance at seminars from professional scientists and research discussion groups.

At the end of the program, students are required to prepare a project abstract summarizing their work and present their data to their peers and to HBF/BSBI faculty and staff.

Application Process
To apply, please send the following to interns@hepb.org:
  • A cover letter stating student’s reasons for interest in the program as well as their housing plans
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation that include contact information for individuals who can comment on the applicant’s scientific potential (email or phone number)
Only complete applications will be considered for the program.

The deadline for receipt for this year’s program is February 12, 2016.

Internships will be awarded by April 4, 2016