Applicants should be:
- US Citizen or US Resident
- Self-identified as underrepresented or deaf/hard-of-hearing (D/HH)
- Rising college freshman or sophomore; accepted into an accredited college program in neuroscience
- Interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD in neurosciences field
- Demonstrate strong dedication and alignment to program values
- Committed to conducting 10-weeks of research for three summers
Students are selected for the program after a series of steps that include application screening, interviews, and invitation to participate based on the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a health screening, criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects. If we are not in a virtual environment due to COVID-19, housing will be provided by the program (dorm room or apartment style) and parking at the apartment will also be covered. This program is viewed as an educational-career enrichment experience however, scholars do receive a stipend currently $15/hr.
Scholars are reimbursed for one round-trip travel expenses from home of residence and Baltimore. Scholars are responsible for their meals. Scholars are required to attend all professional development training sessions and group meetings. Unexplained absences may result in dismissal from the program.
The deadline for applying, which includes transcripts, letters of recommendations, and application material, is February 1, 2023. Please request three letters of recommendations (at least two from a science/math teacher), and have the recommenders directly email it to Heather Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be contacted for interviews in February 2023. Final decisions will be released by mid-March 2023. The summer program internship will take place over 10 weeks from June 2023 – August 2023 and will be conducted in person in Baltimore City, MD.