Applicants should be:
- Self-identified as underrepresented or deaf/hard-of-hearing (D/HH)
- 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 COVID19, 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 $12/hr.
The deadline for submission, which includes transcripts, letters of recommendations, and application material, is December 31, 2020. Please gather three letters of recommendations (at least two from a science/math teacher), and have the recommenders directly email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Final decisions will be released by mid-March 2021. The summer program internship tentative start date is May 26, 2021, and the end date is July 10 to July 14, 2021. Please note that depending on your spring semester end date, your start date for the program may be early June.