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Update as of April 1, 2022: We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to all who applied to the program. All applicants will be notified with the results by April 8, 2022.

Student nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences (JHIBS). 

Qualifications

In-Person or Virtual Summer Experience

Schools (officials, teachers, guidance counselors) are encouraged to recommend 1 – 2 current juniors or seniors from backgrounds who are under-represented (UR) in health-related sciences on a national basis (Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity) with strong academic records and an interest in science and/or medicine. Interested students can also apply directly.

In-Person Research Training (8 weeks)

Training Dates: June 27, 2022 - August 5, 2022

Eligibility: Current juniors and seniors from backgrounds who are underrepresented (UR) attending schools in Baltimore City and the metropolitan area are eligible to apply for the 8-week in-person summer research experience. 

At least 2 letters of recommendation are required for all in-person applicants.

Review and selection process: Students called "interns" are selected for the in-person research program after a series of steps that include application screening, Zoom and in-person interviews, and the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a health screening (except in the case of a Virtual Experience), criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects. Interns will be matched with a scientist and will work on a research project in a laboratory setting. Interns will also participate with the virtual students in other program activities such as professional development workshops, college prep classes, mentorship training, scientific presentations, networking activities and more! Interns will receive an hourly stipend over 8 weeks. Transportation and housing is not provided.

Virtual Research Training (5 weeks)

Training Dates: July 5, 2022 - August 5, 2022

Eligibility: Current high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented populations in the United States are eligible to participate in the 5-week virtual summer research experience. 

Virtual applicants are required to submit at least 1 letter of recommendation.

Review and selection process: Students called "interns" are selected for the virtual research program after the program reviews all applications. The program can accommodate up to 30 virtual interns. Selected interns will participate in a virtual research program that includes professional development workshops, college prep classes, mentorship training, scientific presentations, laboratory techniques and experiments, networking activities and more! Virtual interns will receive a $500 honorarium for full participation in the 5-week program.

Note: If you are accepted, please be aware that extended absences during the 5-8-week program are not permitted. Do not apply knowing that you will not be able to commit to the program full time.

Recommendations Procedure

Prepared by the Student Applicant:

  1. A copy of the student’s resume (or history of work, hobbies/research experience).
  2. A copy of the student’s transcript (can be copy of unofficial transcript).
  3. A one-page cover letter from the student describing why they want to participate in the program that includes address, phone and email information.
  4. Email together and send to Ms. Heather Thomas at hthoma21@jhmi.edu
  5. Student asks guidance counselor to send copy of official transcript to hthoma21@jhmi.edu
  6. At least 2 letters of recommendation are required for in-person applicants and 1 letter is required for virtual applicants. (see instructions below for selected letter writers)

Prepared by the Letter Writer (Recommender):

  1. In your letter please give brief evaluation the student’s academic achievement and the key competencies you think the student possesses.
  2. Email your signed letter with contact information to Ms. Heather Thomas at hthoma21@jhmi.edu

Applications must be received by March 1, 2022 to be considered.

Update as of April 1, 2022: We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to all who applied to the program. All applicants will be notified with the results by April 8, 2022.

Contact

Heather Thomas, MBA
Program Manager
Email: hthoma21@jhmi.edu 

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