2022 Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship Application
Opens Jan 12 2022 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Apr 7 2022 11:59 PM (PDT)
Description

The life science industry is a vital contributor to the economic prosperity of California, offering well-paying jobs and career growth for thousands of residents. The industry generates breakthrough solutions to address critical challenges in health care, industrial manufacturing, agriculture, environmental health, the food industry, and material science. Biocom California Institute believes that internships at one of California’s leading life science companies or research institutions is the best way to learn about and get started on a career in life sciences. Internships help students sharpen essential work skills, develop their career goals, and establish connections in the industry.

The Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship Program offers internships for students in San Diego County (sophomores to graduating seniors) who are interested in gaining experience in a life science company or research institution setting. Applicants must be a San Diego County resident and have completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County

This internship program features the following components:

  • Internship placement at a leading life science company or research institution
  • Virtual, hands-on experience and practice with technical workplace skills
  • Training in soft skills like communication, collaboration, teamwork and leadership
  • Exposure to the thousands of different types of career roles found in life sciences
  • Opportunities to participate in virtual meetings and industry events that build connections
  • Connections to mentors, a place to ask questions, receive direction, and absorb feedback

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES MAY BE VIRTUAL OR HYBRID FORMAT PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Participating Internship Partners

Program Description

The Salk Institute is proud to present the Heithoff-Brody High School Summers Scholars program this summer. The program is offered as part of a partnership with the Biocom Institute Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship program. The eight-week paid internship is an opportunity for high school students to gain real-life experience performing scientific research while developing skill sets needed for a career in a STEM field. Students will be mentored by Salk scientists and have the opportunity to work in a Salk lab.

Students will spend most of their time in the lab with their mentor while also being expected to participate virtually in seminars, workshops, data analysis projects and other enrichment activities. At the end of the program, students will present their research projects to an audience of their mentors, lab members and families.

Founded more than 40 years ago, the Heithoff-Brody High School Summer Scholars program at the Salk Institute fulfills Jonas Salk’s vision of introducing high school students to laboratory life and the possibility of a career in science.

Program Details:

The program is scheduled to take place from June 21st to August 12th. Students will be expected to dedicate hours 30-40 hours per week to the program. Students will spend approximately 25 hours working in a Salk lab with their assigned mentor. When not working in the lab, students will be expected to participate in virtual lab meetings, virtual seminars, and complete independent projects offsite.

Program Requirements:

  • Must be a San Diego County resident who has completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County
  • At least 16 years of age on or before June 27, 2022
  • Successfully completed at least one year each of high school level chemistry and biology
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.75*
  • Able to commit to 30 to 40 hours/week for the duration of the program with approximately 25 hours per week spent in the lab with the remaining hours completed virtually
  • Able to provide their own transportation**
  • Applicants under 18 must be able to obtain a work permit from their school upon notification of hire. More information on work permits can be found at your school counseling office.
  • The Salk Institute requires, with few exceptions, that all personnel be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Applicants are encouraged to contact Salk’s Human Resources at vaccinations@salk.edu with any questions or concerns about this policy.

*Exceptions for GPA’s lower than 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to be considered for a GPA exception, please contact education@salk.edu for more information.

**Transportation options, including public transit stipends, are available for students that are unable to secure reliable transportation to and from the Salk Institute campus.

Students will attend an unpaid pre-internship training course before beginning the 7-week paid internship program.

For any additional questions please visit the FAQ page,https://bit.ly/SalkVirtualProgramFAQ  or contact the Education Outreach department at education@salk.edu.

Salk COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
For the safety and well-being of the workplace and surrounding community, Salk Institute requires, with few exceptions, that all personnel be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In accordance with Salk’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all newly hired individuals must by fully vaccinated by their date of hire. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to submit verification of vaccination status during the pre-employment process unless the individual requests and receives an exemption from vaccination as an accommodation for a disability or medical condition, or based on a sincerely-held religious belief, practice, or observance. Applicants are encouraged to contact Salk’s Human Resources at vaccinations@salk.edu with any questions or concerns.

In the summer of 2022, Cibus will offer an internship program for talented high school students to help us to revolutionize plant breeding using our unique, patented RTDS®™ gene editing technologies.  Successful applicants will receive hourly compensation and join a functional team and work side-by-side with experienced scientists who will coach and guide students to learn new skills and help contribute to team objectives. The internship program will offer hands on experience with plant biotechnology applications either in the laboratory or in the greenhouse, depending on the student’s area of interest.  Applicants should have a desire to develop a long-term scientific career and interest in learning practical skills and knowledge for application of biotechnology in agriculture.  These internships offer an excellent opportunity for motivated high school students to grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team dedicated to developing new gene edited traits in agriculturally important crops.
  • Work side-by-side with experienced scientists who will act as a mentor and train you in laboratory and/or greenhouse skills to enable you to help the team complete tasks and objectives.
  • Dependent on your interest, work as part of a plant cell culture laboratory team or as part of a plant greenhouse team.
  • Record experimental protocols and results.
  • Participate in team meetings and other activities.

Applicant Requirements:

  • High school students 16+ year of age who have completed their junior or senior years with an interest in developing a long-term scientific career.  Prior laboratory experience through schoolwork is beneficial.
  • An interest to learn about plant biotechnology and its application in agriculture. 
  • A desire to gain practical hands-on understanding of scientific principles and experimental protocols.
  • Self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment.

The OPTIMUS and SPARK programs are two STEM-education program within UC San Diego geared towards underrepresented high school students. These two programs bring high school students up to the UC San Diego campus and integrates students into research labs, provides educational activities, allows students to shadow physicians seeing patients, and immerses students in community outreach projects. These two programs (OPTIMUS and SPARK) are similar, though OPTIMUS has an underlying focus on cancer research, whereas SPARK has an underlying focus on the field of regenerative medicine. The overall goal of OPTIMUS and SPARK are to enable and encourage students to attend college and pursue careers in health sciences. 

Program Details:

Both OPTIMUS and SPARK will run from June 20th through August 12th, and students will dedicate 35-40 hours a week within the programs. Students will be bussed from their local high schools daily to the UCSD campus. Students will spend the majority of time working on research in a research lab with an assigned mentor. Activities outside of lab will include participating in educational workshops with medical and graduate students, spending time in clinic working with physicians seeing patients, and working on community outreach projects.

Program Requirements:

  • Must reside within San Diego and attend Lincoln, Hoover, Crawford or Morse High Schools.
  • Applicants should identify with one or more of the following:
    • African American, Hispanic American, Native American/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent
    • Socioeconomically disadvantaged/low-income background (e.g., participated in the National School Lunch Program)
    • Neither parent/guardians graduated from a four-year US college or university
  • Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are welcome to apply
  • Students must be 16 years of age or older before the program commences
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • According to UCSD policy, accepted students must be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

In addition to completing the universal application, you will need to complete the following within the online application platform: 

  • Upload Resume
  • Submit requests for two teacher recommendations (You can submit a request to your teachers through this application platform)
  • Upload unofficial transcripts
  • Have your parent complete the Consent to Participate Form
  • Complete the Consent to Work with laboratory Animals Form

Questions: contactus@biocominstitute.org

The deadline to apply for these internships is April 7th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST. 

Website: www.biocominstitute.org


2022 Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship Application


The life science industry is a vital contributor to the economic prosperity of California, offering well-paying jobs and career growth for thousands of residents. The industry generates breakthrough solutions to address critical challenges in health care, industrial manufacturing, agriculture, environmental health, the food industry, and material science. Biocom California Institute believes that internships at one of California’s leading life science companies or research institutions is the best way to learn about and get started on a career in life sciences. Internships help students sharpen essential work skills, develop their career goals, and establish connections in the industry.

The Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship Program offers internships for students in San Diego County (sophomores to graduating seniors) who are interested in gaining experience in a life science company or research institution setting. Applicants must be a San Diego County resident and have completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County

This internship program features the following components:

  • Internship placement at a leading life science company or research institution
  • Virtual, hands-on experience and practice with technical workplace skills
  • Training in soft skills like communication, collaboration, teamwork and leadership
  • Exposure to the thousands of different types of career roles found in life sciences
  • Opportunities to participate in virtual meetings and industry events that build connections
  • Connections to mentors, a place to ask questions, receive direction, and absorb feedback

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES MAY BE VIRTUAL OR HYBRID FORMAT PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Participating Internship Partners

Program Description

The Salk Institute is proud to present the Heithoff-Brody High School Summers Scholars program this summer. The program is offered as part of a partnership with the Biocom Institute Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship program. The eight-week paid internship is an opportunity for high school students to gain real-life experience performing scientific research while developing skill sets needed for a career in a STEM field. Students will be mentored by Salk scientists and have the opportunity to work in a Salk lab.

Students will spend most of their time in the lab with their mentor while also being expected to participate virtually in seminars, workshops, data analysis projects and other enrichment activities. At the end of the program, students will present their research projects to an audience of their mentors, lab members and families.

Founded more than 40 years ago, the Heithoff-Brody High School Summer Scholars program at the Salk Institute fulfills Jonas Salk’s vision of introducing high school students to laboratory life and the possibility of a career in science.

Program Details:

The program is scheduled to take place from June 21st to August 12th. Students will be expected to dedicate hours 30-40 hours per week to the program. Students will spend approximately 25 hours working in a Salk lab with their assigned mentor. When not working in the lab, students will be expected to participate in virtual lab meetings, virtual seminars, and complete independent projects offsite.

Program Requirements:

  • Must be a San Diego County resident who has completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County
  • At least 16 years of age on or before June 27, 2022
  • Successfully completed at least one year each of high school level chemistry and biology
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.75*
  • Able to commit to 30 to 40 hours/week for the duration of the program with approximately 25 hours per week spent in the lab with the remaining hours completed virtually
  • Able to provide their own transportation**
  • Applicants under 18 must be able to obtain a work permit from their school upon notification of hire. More information on work permits can be found at your school counseling office.
  • The Salk Institute requires, with few exceptions, that all personnel be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Applicants are encouraged to contact Salk’s Human Resources at vaccinations@salk.edu with any questions or concerns about this policy.

*Exceptions for GPA’s lower than 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to be considered for a GPA exception, please contact education@salk.edu for more information.

**Transportation options, including public transit stipends, are available for students that are unable to secure reliable transportation to and from the Salk Institute campus.

Students will attend an unpaid pre-internship training course before beginning the 7-week paid internship program.

For any additional questions please visit the FAQ page,https://bit.ly/SalkVirtualProgramFAQ  or contact the Education Outreach department at education@salk.edu.

Salk COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
For the safety and well-being of the workplace and surrounding community, Salk Institute requires, with few exceptions, that all personnel be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In accordance with Salk’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all newly hired individuals must by fully vaccinated by their date of hire. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to submit verification of vaccination status during the pre-employment process unless the individual requests and receives an exemption from vaccination as an accommodation for a disability or medical condition, or based on a sincerely-held religious belief, practice, or observance. Applicants are encouraged to contact Salk’s Human Resources at vaccinations@salk.edu with any questions or concerns.

In the summer of 2022, Cibus will offer an internship program for talented high school students to help us to revolutionize plant breeding using our unique, patented RTDS®™ gene editing technologies.  Successful applicants will receive hourly compensation and join a functional team and work side-by-side with experienced scientists who will coach and guide students to learn new skills and help contribute to team objectives. The internship program will offer hands on experience with plant biotechnology applications either in the laboratory or in the greenhouse, depending on the student’s area of interest.  Applicants should have a desire to develop a long-term scientific career and interest in learning practical skills and knowledge for application of biotechnology in agriculture.  These internships offer an excellent opportunity for motivated high school students to grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team dedicated to developing new gene edited traits in agriculturally important crops.
  • Work side-by-side with experienced scientists who will act as a mentor and train you in laboratory and/or greenhouse skills to enable you to help the team complete tasks and objectives.
  • Dependent on your interest, work as part of a plant cell culture laboratory team or as part of a plant greenhouse team.
  • Record experimental protocols and results.
  • Participate in team meetings and other activities.

Applicant Requirements:

  • High school students 16+ year of age who have completed their junior or senior years with an interest in developing a long-term scientific career.  Prior laboratory experience through schoolwork is beneficial.
  • An interest to learn about plant biotechnology and its application in agriculture. 
  • A desire to gain practical hands-on understanding of scientific principles and experimental protocols.
  • Self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment.

The OPTIMUS and SPARK programs are two STEM-education program within UC San Diego geared towards underrepresented high school students. These two programs bring high school students up to the UC San Diego campus and integrates students into research labs, provides educational activities, allows students to shadow physicians seeing patients, and immerses students in community outreach projects. These two programs (OPTIMUS and SPARK) are similar, though OPTIMUS has an underlying focus on cancer research, whereas SPARK has an underlying focus on the field of regenerative medicine. The overall goal of OPTIMUS and SPARK are to enable and encourage students to attend college and pursue careers in health sciences. 

Program Details:

Both OPTIMUS and SPARK will run from June 20th through August 12th, and students will dedicate 35-40 hours a week within the programs. Students will be bussed from their local high schools daily to the UCSD campus. Students will spend the majority of time working on research in a research lab with an assigned mentor. Activities outside of lab will include participating in educational workshops with medical and graduate students, spending time in clinic working with physicians seeing patients, and working on community outreach projects.

Program Requirements:

  • Must reside within San Diego and attend Lincoln, Hoover, Crawford or Morse High Schools.
  • Applicants should identify with one or more of the following:
    • African American, Hispanic American, Native American/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent
    • Socioeconomically disadvantaged/low-income background (e.g., participated in the National School Lunch Program)
    • Neither parent/guardians graduated from a four-year US college or university
  • Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are welcome to apply
  • Students must be 16 years of age or older before the program commences
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • According to UCSD policy, accepted students must be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

In addition to completing the universal application, you will need to complete the following within the online application platform: 

  • Upload Resume
  • Submit requests for two teacher recommendations (You can submit a request to your teachers through this application platform)
  • Upload unofficial transcripts
  • Have your parent complete the Consent to Participate Form
  • Complete the Consent to Work with laboratory Animals Form

Questions: contactus@biocominstitute.org

The deadline to apply for these internships is April 7th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST. 

Website: www.biocominstitute.org


Opens
Jan 12 2022 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Apr 7 2022 11:59 PM (PDT)