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2014 Center for Causal Consequences of Variation Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

The lab of George Church (Department of Genetics) at Harvard Medical School is offering paid, 10-week summer undergraduate research internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genome sciences. Research Interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation (CCV), a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), focused on the development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research.  CCV is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and funding for these internships is through the Diversity Action Plan  (formerly Minority Action Plan) of the CCV.

The summer program provides unique opportunities to gain research experience in the following areas of genome science research:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics and Development
  • Cellular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • High Throughput Sequencing
  • and other areas of bioengineering and the biological sciences

By participating in CCV summer internships, students will gain a broader knowledge of genomics and the biological sciences, and experience outstanding scientific research. Research Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Work on a supervised independent project with a mentor
  • Attend lab meetings, analyze, and discuss recent literature related to their research
  • Attend seminars given by scientists and researchers from Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute, and other research institutions
  • Present research to other students, scientists, and mentors
  • Participate in academic, social, and professional development programs

 Duration:  10-week internships will begin in mid-June 2014.  All interns are expected to devote 40 hours per week.

Housing:  Undergraduate interns who are not residents of the metropolitan Boston area will receive assistance in securing free housing in the vicinity of the Medical School.

Stipend:  $4,000

 Eligibility:  Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a four-year degree granting college or university. Please note that students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (Green Card holder) from one of these underrepresented minority groups:  Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, or Native American Samoan/Guamanian. 

Please review this link for more details:
2014 Harvard Medical School internship ad




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