HHMI-USE has funding to support summer internship opportunities for 5 high school students who have successfully completed the RTF workshop in the fall or the spring. The interns are given an opportunity to choose a lab, and work full-time for six weeks in the state-of-the-art Hunter scientific research laboratories, alongside experienced scientists, graduate and undergraduate students. At the end of the internship, the students report the results of their research projects to the Department of Biological Sciences using a PowerPoint presentation format. Several interns are usually invited to continue their project throughout the academic year, based on their performance during the summer. The RTFW interns earn a stipend of $1000 for the summer and each mentor receives $500 for small lab equipment and/or supplies.
Please click on ABS to view the abstract of the intern's work.