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Jackson Laboratory's Summer Student Program

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This Summer Student Program provides high school and college students with an opportunity to conduct independent biom…

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  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • United States
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This Summer Student Program provides high school and college students with an opportunity to conduct independent biomedical research. Under the guidance of a world-renowned scientist mentor, students develop an independent research project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report their results. At the end of the summer, students present their findings to researchers, peers, and parents. The program is designed to help students understand the nature of research science, and the emphasis is on methods of discovery and communication of knowledge.

The Laboratory’s work is dedicated to the betterment of human health through research in mammalian genetics. Research areas available to summer students include: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Cancer, Developmental Biology and Aging, Genomics, ematology/Immunology, Metabolic Diseases, Neurobiology and Sensory Deficits, and Science Writing.

All work and no play would make for a dull summer, but that is not the plight of Jackson summer students! Jackson Lab is nestled on the border of Acadia National Park and is surrounded with possibilities for outdoor adventure. There is plenty of opportunity to forge new friendships as students reside together in the High Seas mansion, with beautiful views and a hidden staircase! Admission is competitive, and students of all backgrounds are selected. Applications from minorities are strongly encouraged. Interns receive a stipend of $3,600 for the nine-week program. Early start students receive $4,400.

Submission deadline for applications is in February.

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