Genomic Biology Internship Program for High School Students
Important Note: This program has been suspended until further notice.
The Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, CA offers
talented high school students from the San Francisco Bay Area a summer research and education
experience in genomics. MSI is committed to training, motivating
and mentoring future genomic scientists. Our Genomic Sciences
Internship Program provides local high school juniors
and seniors an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in
a genomics laboratory for eight weeks each summer. The 8-week
internships are open to students who are currently enrolled juniors or seniors
at the time of application
The internship combines research and coursework with activities
designed to enrich the students experience and awareness
of careers in science and how to train for a career. After
receiving a comprehensive introduction to genomics at MSI,
students will partner with an MSI scientist to complete a
research project. Eighty percent of a the time will be spent
at MSI doing research, attending supplemental classes in
genomics, bioinformatics, and mathematical biology, and learning
about the backgrounds of our research fellows during "Meet
the Scientist" sessions. Students meet as a group to
review their research during weekly group meetings and to
discuss current genomics research at weekly journal clubs.
Twenty percent of the time will be spent on MSI-sponsored
scientific enrichment activities and fieldtrips throughout
the Bay Area.
After completing the summer internship, students may also
take advantage of ongoing tutoring in science and mathematics
provided by MSI throughout the following school year. In
addition, MSI will fund SAT preparation courses for the students,
This program has been suspended until further notice.
This program is sponsored by a five-year renewable grant
from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
To learn about the talented students who have interned at
MSI in past summers, we provide links to the individual summer
internship websites. These contain information about each
student, a description of the summer research experience
and field trips and the student research presentations.
Interns: Scott Coyle, Jermaine Deckard, Jeremy
Gordon and Tyra Mcray
Interns: Christopher Chan, Omar Narvaez, Allison
Roberts, LaKeysha Renae Spears, Xiao-Yu Fu and Irene Wong
Interns: Michelle Chiu, Krystina Daniels, Ashly
Davis, Tonya Love , Bria Selhorst and Adeline Wong
2006 Interns: Nishant Bhat, Ana Carrera, Kenneth Lyons Jr., Jennifer Slotnick, Vi Vu. Tutor:Tonya Love
2007 Interns: Tori Anderson, Jessica Bersonda, Rachelle Hampton, Camille Stanton, Yang Yang.
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