- translational bioscience
- laboratory research
- computational biology
- mathematics and statistics
- research administration.
Tips for Applicants
Use the information on this page to prepare a competitive application for the Helios Scholars at TGen summer internship program.
Personal Statement (600 words or less)
In 600 words or less, introduce yourself and explain why you should be a Helios Scholar. Your personal statement is the most important part of your application because it helps us get to know you in your own words. Do not write a narrative version of your resume.
To generate ideas for what you will write about, try asking yourself these questions:*
- Why do I want to participate in the program?
- Why might I be a stronger candidate than other applicants?
- What is unique and distinctive about me?
- What are my career goals?
- How would TGen benefit by selecting me?
*These are suggestions to help you get started. You are not required to answer them.
Before you submit your personal statement, ask someone (like your EMCC Faculty mentor) you trust to proofread it and provide feedback. Bad writing or typos overshadow a good message and make your work appear sloppy.
Requesting and Submitting Recommendation Letters
Choose references who can discuss your character and provide a positive evaluation of your academic and professional aptitude. A good letter writer will provide new insight and perspective about you.
This might be a teacher/professor, coach, counselor, religious leader, employer, or supervisor from an extracurricular activity, etc. At least one letter must come from a teacher/professor (any subject). Letters should not come from friends, parents, peers, relatives or TGen employees.
Give your references enough time to write and submit your letters by 5:00 p.m. Arizona time on February 4, 2019. It is your responsibility to ensure your letters are submitted to TGen via the electronic submission process.
Once you save the name and contact information for a reference on the application, a recommendation letter request is automatically generated via e-mail to each of your references, and notification is sent to you via email. The request e-mail contains instructions for submitting a letter electronically through a unique link that will attach their letter to your application. If your reference does not receive the e-mail, you have the ability to send it again. Simply log back into your account, view your application and click the "Resend Request" button. You can also change a reference or contact the same way. If they are still not receiving your email, please have them add firstname.lastname@example.org, and the IP address of 184.108.40.206 to their whitelist. It is your responsibility to notify your references of this process. TGen does not contact your references until you have submitted your final application.
- Be at least 16 years of age by June 10, 2019
- Be eligible to work in the United States;* Be a full-time student during the Fall 2019 semester
- Be a graduate of an Arizona high school by June 10, 2019 OR currently be attending an Arizona college or university.
- Be available to work 40 hours per week from June 10, 2019 to August 2, 2019 (excluding weekends)