The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Application Due Date:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
$12.50 per hour
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site:
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship:
This is a highly competitive internship. Deadline for TGen is in August 2017 for the academic year internship, but you will need to submit the application to us in the Career and Transfer Center by August 7th. After revisions are made, the applicant will submit the application to TGen by the deadline. Helios Scholars at TGen is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to Arizona high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical school students. Interns work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease and cancer. At TGen North in Flagstaff, interns focus their summer research on public health and pathogens such as Valley Fever and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Internships are available in all areas of translational bioscience: laboratory and clinical research, computational biology and bioinformatics, mathematics and statistics, and research administration. As a part of the comprehensive program, Helios Scholars also: attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about bioscience career options, practice scientific writing, present their research, attend social networking events, and create a scientific poster. The program capstone is a formal research symposium where interns present their project results and reflect on what they have accomplished during their tenure at TGen. Several interns are nominated to deliver oral presentations at the event. Past interns boast an array of impressive accomplishments: published scientific abstracts and manuscripts, top national student rankings, acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools, and national awards and scholarships.
To be eligible, a 2017 applicant must (updated info not yet on website): Be at least 16 years of age by June 1, 2017; Be eligible to work in the United States;* Be a full-time student during the Fall 2017 semester; Attend a high school or college in Arizona, or have graduated from an Arizona high school and attend college out of state; and Be available to work 20 hours per week from August-December Students will first submit their coverletter (personal statement) and resume thru the EMCC application process. We will then match you with a STEM faculty member to assist you in the formal application process thru the company website which consists of the following: