The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) is an innovative institute that aims to transform and fully integrate clinical and translational research. A collaboration between Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute, STSI promotes cutting-edge translational research, in large part focused on the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic correlates of human health and disease. This voluntary summer internship at STSI provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduates to work with and learn from a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, who include internationally-renowned investigators in the areas of genomics, bioinformatics and translational science. The primary aim of our internship program is to train and prepare young scientists to become future leaders in the realm of translational science. The STSI is a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium.
Based on the intern’s individual interests, he or she will be assigned a primary mentor. It is the mentor’s responsibility to advise and guide the intern with respect to achieving the aims and requirements of the program. The mentor may also, to the degree appropriate, provide information and insights regarding future academic and career development issues. Although each intern will work with their individual mentor to achieve the requirements of the internship, interns are highly encouraged to engage in scientific dialogue with other investigators at STSI.
Most of our interns work in a dry-lab setting, however we do have a limited number of wet-lab positions available. Your preference should be specified within your statement of purpose. If you would like to work in the wet-lab, please be aware that a letter stating that you will obtain course credit from an academic institute is required.
Highly motivated students in high school, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and medical students may apply. The main criterion for admission is a strong interest in genomics and translational research. Please note that high school students must be at least 16 years of age before the start of their internship.
Unfortunately, due to funding restrictions, internships are volunteer positions. As such, STSI will be unable to provide a stipend or living expenses for the intern.
Scripps Translational Science Institute
Attn: Internship Coordinator
3344 North Torrey Pines Court, Suite 300
La Jolla, CA 92037 USA
Applications are accepted year-round, however those interested in pursuing a summer internship are required to apply by: Monday April 14th, 2014.
Notification for the summer internship will be sent by: Friday May 9th, 2014.
Applicants will be asked to specify their dates of availability within the application.
Once application is submitted online, it will not be available to applicant. Thus, applicant should complete the form in one session.
Other required materials should be emailed to [email protected] and/or faxed to 858-546-9283.
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