Paid Summer Scholar Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Children’s is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a 10-week paid summer internship. The program is for students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences. Students must have a strong background and interest in one of the following fields: biology, biochemistry, microbiology, neuroscience, mathematics, behavioral health, public health, or a related scientific field and currently enrolled (or will be enrolled) in an undergraduate, community, or technical college program. Ideal candidates will be interested in pursuing medical or graduate studies in a biomedical or public health field. Students will participate in authentic basic science, or clinical/translational research projects under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators. The program also includes professional development workshops and activities. Visit the program website (https://www.seattlechildrens.org/careers/office-for-teaching-education-and-research/scri-summer-scholars-program/) for more details and a complete list of the eligibility criteria.
Students will participate in authentic basic science, or clinical/translational research projects under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators. Students will learn to use lab equipment and relevant research techniques and attend career and professional training sessions on topics such as writing abstracts, résumé writing, cultivating interview skills, crafting an effective LinkedIn profile and more.
During this 10 week program students will:
- Earn $20/hour and receive transportation and food stipends
- Gain real-world lab experience, such as enrolling patients in studies, pipetting, using lab equipment, analyzing data and learning research methodologies
- Attend career and professional training sessions
- Build mentor relationships
- Shadow physicians and other health care professionals
- Write and publish an abstract
- Create and present a final research poster
- And much more!