Summer Scholars: High School
Training the next generation of researchers on aging
In accordance with the directives of the Presidential Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) campaign, the Buck Institute is providing summer internships to give local high school students the tools and mentorship necessary to excel in science and math. With 19 research labs participating, students will have the opportunity to explore research involving the aging process along with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, arthritis, stroke, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease, among others. Students are encouraged to read about the research being conducted at the Buck Institute by visiting faculty websites and indicate an area of interest when applying.
Summer Scholars will
- Complete a course on laboratory/radiation safety that teaches valuable skills and ensures safety while in the lab
- Participate in cutting edge research at the Buck Institute
- Attend weekly meetings to receive mentorship, review laboratory notebooks, discuss data and delineate goals and expectations
- Create a poster and participate in an end-of-summer research symposium
ELIGIBILITY: Marin and Sonoma County high school student in grades 10-11. Students completing 10th-11th grades are especially encouraged to apply.
PROGRAM: Internships are for 7 weeks from June 17 – Aug 9, 2013. NO EXCEPTIONS to the start and end dates. Students work from 30-40 hours a week depending on agreement with their supervisor. Days-off during the week of July 4th must be arranged with supervisor. Students MUST be able to obtain a school work permit and be ELIGIBLE to work. Student and parent/guardian must complete hiring and contract paperwork.
Students are expected to behave and dress appropriately for a professional environment. Students will develop soft skills as well as technical skills and participate as an employee. All interns are expected to complete a 10min Power Point presentation at the completion of the program. Poster presentations will then be created based on these Power Points and printed in large format by The Buck Institute. Detailed directions will be given for the presentation and poster in the Student Intern Binder. A Poster Presentation and Celebration for mentors, students, families, and teachers will be held during the week of Aug 9th (date to be determined) at the Buck Institute.
APPLICATION: We are accepting applications now. Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Resumé and complete the electronic Application Form by March 31, 2013. Applicants will be notified by April 30th or sooner and an orientation will be held for students and parents on June 10th at 6:00pm. Direct all questions Dr. Julie Mangada at email@example.com.
College undergraduate students are not included in the Summer Scholars program. Students interested in summer internships should research Buck Institute laboratories and query faculty directly, via e-mail, with a CV and letter of interest.
"Wells Fargo is proud to be a long-time supporter of the Buck Institute’s Summer Scholars Program. Deserving high school students get real laboratory experience that helps propel them into a great future. Some of these kids even get their names included in peer-reviewed scientific studies – it’s a joy to see them succeed."
Herbert H. Myers
Regional Business Banking President
San Francisco Bay Area Region
Wells Fargo Bank