Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hepatitis B Foundation Summer Research Intern 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. 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.

Areas of research activity could include translational therapeutics, experimental molecular biology and virology, biomarker discovery, and medicinal and computational chemistry. Since the HBF operates a biotechnology business incubator with 30+ small biotech companies, it is also possible for students to observe, and in some cases, work within these entrepreneurial start ups.

Expectations of the Student Research Intern
This is a 10‐week program that will begin on Monday, June 5, 2017 and end Friday, August 11, 2017. 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

Stipends are available for qualified candidates. Only complete applications will be considered for the program.

The deadline for receipt for this year’s program is February 10, 2017. Internships will be awarded by April 3, 2017.

For information about the program, please visit : or contact:
Polly Ranson
Program Coordinator