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How to Apply

Student nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences. The internship program begins June 2020 and will last for 8 weeks. No extended absences are allowed during the 8-week program. 

Nomination Procedure

Schools are encouraged to nominate 1-2 current juniors or seniors from backgrounds who are under-represented in STEM with strong academic records and an interest in science and/or medicine. All interns will undergo a health screening, criminal background check and training in the protection of human subjects prior to beginning their internship.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2020 to be considered.

What to Include

  1. A copy of the student’s resume (history of work, hobbies/research experience).
  2. Three sealed letters of recommendation (at least two from a science/math teacher or guidance counselor at the student’s school). Please include signature and contact information, including phone and email address.
  3. An official copy of the student’s transcript in a sealed envelope.
  4. A cover letter of no more than one page from the applicant containing their address, phone and email contact information. The letter should discuss why the student would like to participate in the program.

Where to Send

The nomination materials can be mailed together as one packet, or the applicant can email all materials at one time to If you choose to email, please have the recommenders email the letters of recommendation separately and include their contact information.

If mailing, please send all documents to:

Dr. Amanda Brown, PhD, Director, JHIBS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 6-181
Baltimore, MD 21287


For further information, please contact:


Phone: 410-614-2429

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