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The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical researchl laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.
In addition to the laboratory experience, students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.
The Access Summer Research Program is open to underserved students who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college. Applicants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
The goal of the Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) program is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will: agree to participate in an undergraduate summer research program at a U.S. based institution,,conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer .Work with a faculty mentor who is an ASM member, submit a research abstract to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS),submit a research abstract to ASM for presentation at the ASM General Meeting. Students decide the institution, research area, and level of activity for the summer from the ASM pre-selected host sites. Based on interests, independence, and ability, students will be placed at a host U.S. Institution of the student's choice to conduct basic science research.
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the eleven-week program, Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. In addition to gaining experience in a congressional office, Scholars participate in seminars and site visits to augment their knowledge of health care issues, and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.
PURPOSEThe Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University to honor the legacy of former Foundation Trustee and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and to expand the pool of students in the field of health policy who are interested in issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. As a member of the United States Congress and the Texas State Legislature, Barbara Jordan's distinguished career was exemplified by her tireless advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. She brought this passion to her work, inspiring others to become involved in addressing challenging health policy issues.
Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be a senior or a recent graduate of an accredited U.S. college or university. Graduate students and individuals with an advanced degree are not eligible to apply. Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement and will demonstrate the following: Be a member of a population that is adversely affected by racial or ethnic disparities in health; and/or have experience working in or with programs that address health issues disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities or underserved communities (e.g. local health departments, community health centers, inner city/rural hospitals or organizations that conduct research on or develop policy related to health or healthcare disparities) or have done previous academic work (e.g. taken courses, written papers or participate in research projects) related to health disparities.
Since 2003, undergraduate students from across the country have been coming to the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University to participate in our 10-week summer internship program. Select local (Tompkins County) High School students also participate in a similar internship program for 6 weeks. The internship program involves students in laboratory-based Plant Genome Research Projects (PGRP). By participating in PGRP summer internships, students gain a broader knowledge of plant genetics, take away a better understanding of genuine scientific research and connect with others that are interested in careers in science and research. Students in the internship program will have the opportunity to:
BRAVO! began in 1992 and grew out of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program. Since then more than 220 undergraduates have worked in laboratories in other countries under the auspices of BRAVO! Participants have worked in many different institutions in 34 countries. Both industrialized and developing countries are represented.
The program is designed to be part of the student's larger research experience. Students eligible to apply for support from BRAVO! are those who have had at least six months research experience on a project directly related to the project they will do in the foreign lab.
Generally the participant travels to work in the laboratory of one of his/her faculty sponsor's foreign collaborators. Students selected to participate must demonstrate maturity and reliability, and be well versed in the research project to be done abroad.
The fellowship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the Brazilian Ministry of Education's Office for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). The program is cosponsored in the United States by Wright State University and Central State University in Ohio and Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Brazilian partners are Federal University of Minas Gerais, University of São Paulo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and São Judas Tadeu University.
The purpose of the program is to train U.S. students in integrative biology and to strengthen interchange of cultural and scientific values to widen the horizons of participants. Emphasis is on increasing diversity in the sciences by including schools with large minority populations as partners.
The program is flexible for start dates. The plan is for a group of students to go together to Brazil for a one semester program. Program participants will receive financial support for housing and travel. Students will pay tuition at their home institution and will receive credit for the courses taken in Brazil. The fellowship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Students will pay tuition at their home institutions and receive credit for the courses taken in Brazil.
Student must be United State citizenship or be a permanent resident of the United States; status as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at one of the U.S. partn r schools; and completed at least one quarter or semester of Portuguese language training (POR 111: Essentials of Portuguese) or have equivalent proficiency. Under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.
Yale BioSTEP (Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program) provides intensive, a summer research training for undergraduates, especially students from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences at research-intensive universities. Trainees conduct research for 10 weeks ( beginning in the first week of June and ending in mid-August.) at Yale in laboratories and training sites at Yale School of Medicine and the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center. Each student works in the laboratory of a Yale faculty member who serves as a mentor. The program offers weekly seminars and workshops on topics relevant to biomedical science and their application to clinical medicine. All students present their research findings orally or in poster format at the end of the program. Research training opportunities are available in many basic and clinical research departments and and programs. Research Areas include: Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine, Vascular Biology and Transplantation, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Genetics and Developmental, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Immunobiology, and Pharmacology. BioSTEP participants attend weekly luncheon seminars with Yale faculty researchers. Students gain an in-depth view of the lives, careers, and scientific expertise of Yale's physician-scientists. Participants also meet with admissions representatives of the medical school and graduate school admissions offices. The Dean and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs meets individually with students to plan and discuss their specific career plans. On a limited basis, students may be assigned to shadowing experiences and clinical exposure at the Yale Medical Center hospital and clinic facilities.
Each participant receives a stipend of approximately $4500 and housing at no cost. Students live in single rooms in Edward S. Harkness Hall, the medical school dormitory located on the medical center campus. Travel (air, train, or automobile) to and from New Haven is fully paid for or reimbursed.
The application deadline is February 1, 2011 has passed. Please contact directly for 2012 Summer program
Applicants must be college undergraduates who have completed introductory college chemistry and biology. Students applying for or admitted to medical school or graduate programs are not eligible. Only United State citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this federally-funded program
Boehringer Ingelheim offers an extensive summer internship program for college students in a variety of areas. As an intern you'll be involved in business activities, work in a technical area, or conduct scientific research and development. During your assignment, you'll work with industry leaders on challenging assignments, and receive the necessary training and development for a successful and rewarding internship.
Research and Development
At Boehringer Ingelheim we pride ourselves on being a research driven organization. Each year we offer internships in biology and chemistry. Throughout the summer you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with top researchers in their field. We look for students in both undergraduate and graduate programs to assist with the research and development of pharmaceuticals that can improve the lives of the patients we serve.
Interns within our Information Technology groups work hands-on with internal clients to identify opportunities and solve problems through the strategic use of technology and computer applications. Boehringer Ingelheim interns assist on projects that have short and/or long term impact on the business. Interns are exposed to various functions within the organization, including areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Medical/Clinical Operations, Sales, Research and Development.
Safety is the most important aspect of any pharmaceutical product. Interns within our Medical department have the opportunity to assist on both early and late phase clinical trials. Whether the project entails enrolling participants into a clinical trial or measuring and analyzing trial results, interns work with leading doctors and researchers to assure that all Boehringer Ingelheim products meet the requirements set forth by the Food and Drug Administration.
To qualify for an internship, you must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in your major and earned a 3.2 overall grade point average. You must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field. It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts - plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams.
For additional enrichment programs in the field of health policy, see the National Institute of Health’s list of Student Programs and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online directory of health policy fellowship opportunities. Also see the section on Health Policy Topics in Issues in Healthcare on this website.
Last updated: December 4, 2013
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