Applicants should be:
- 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 our values
- Committed to conducting 10-weeks of research during the summer
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 scholars are reimbursed for travel expenses. This program is viewed as an educational-career enrichment experience however, scholars do receive a stipend currently $15/hr.
The deadline for applying, which includes transcripts, letters of recommendations, and application material, is January 15, 2022. 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 2022. Final decisions will be released by mid-March 2022. The summer program internship will take place over 10 weeks from June 2022 – August 2022 and will be conducted in person in Baltimore, MD.