HSCI Internship Program (HIP)
Program Dates for HIP 2013
Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 16, 2013
Cambridge and Boston, MA – Harvard University and the 11 Harvard-affiliated hospitals and research centers
The goal of the HSCI Internship Program (HIP) is to provide undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory, and to expose them to different professional options within the scientific arena. This is accomplished through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Interns will present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium - a requirement of all program participants.
This program represents an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in stem cell research while working in a Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) laboratory under the supervision of an experienced researcher. Internships will be for a period of ten (10) weeks (or longer, by agreement with the mentor and Principal Investigator) during the summer of 2013. Interns are expected to work full time in the host laboratory for the duration of the internship, attend the weekly seminar and stem cell companion course. A stipend of $4,320.00 will be provided, and this is intended to cover transportation and housing costs related to participation in this program. On-campus housing may be provided, at cost (~$3200 for the ten weeks), though students may also secure housing on their own through sub-lets and other options. After acceptance into the program, students will discuss specific project details with their mentor.
This is an UNDERGRADUATE internship program open to Harvard undergraduates as well as undergraduates from colleges and universities across the US and internationally.
Applicants who will receive their baccalaureate degrees by September, 2013, or are currently in high school or graduate/medical school, are ineligible and their applications will not be considered. Exceptions are made for international students in six- or seven-year 'medical programs'.
International students, once accepted to the program, are responsible for obtaining a valid J-1 student visa. The Harvard International Office will sponsor the visa application.
Some background in biological science is essential. This should preferably include (for applicants from Harvard) Harvard courses LS1A and LS1AB (for freshmen) and SCRB10, MCB52 and/or MCB54 (sophomores and juniors).
Previous research lab experience is highly desirable.
Applicants must express a strong interest in stem cell biology.
Students who have previously participated in the HSCI summer internship program are ineligible to reapply for the program.
Please check back to this page in late November, 2013 for the application for summer, 2014.
Questions? Contact Maureen Herrmann,
Program and Administrative Manager,
The Harvard Stem Cell Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following sponsors for HIP 2013: Biogen Idec, EMD Millipore, GSK, and Novartis