Helios Scholars at TGen

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Faculty Name: 
Jennifer Jenkin
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

To be eligible, a 2019 applicant must:
* Be at least 16 years of age by June 10, 2019;
* Be eligible to work in the United States;*
* Be a full-time college/university student during the Fall 2019 semester (undergraduate, graduate and medical school students are all eligible);
* Be a graduate of an Arizona high school by June 10, 2019, OR currently attend a college/university in Arizona;** and
* Be available to work 40 hours per week (excluding weekends) from June 10 - August 2, 2019.
*TGen will not directly sponsor any visas. It is the student's responsibility to acquire any required work authorization documentation before the start of the program.

Closing Date: 
February 4, 2019
Location or Campus: 
Phoenix, AZ
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

Do you want to experience what it's really like to be a scientist? This full time, 8 week paid summer internship is a launch pad for academic and career excellence in a variety of biomedical fields. Interns work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease and cancer.

Internships are available in all areas of translational bioscience:

  • laboratory research
  • computational biology and bioinformatics
  • mathematics and statistics
  • research administration

Internships are available in all areas of translational bioscience: laboratory research, computational biology and bioinformatics, mathematics and statistics, and research administration.

As a part of the comprehensive program, Helios Scholars also: attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about bioscience career options, practice scientific writing, present their research, attend social networking events, and create a scientific poster.

The program capstone is a formal research symposium where interns present their project results and reflect on what they have accomplished during their tenure at TGen. Several interns are nominated to deliver oral presentations at the event. Past interns boast an array of impressive accomplishments: published scientific abstracts and manuscripts, top national student rankings, acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools, and national awards and scholarships.

NOTE: Attend an information session for Barrett students on January 10, 2019 from 4-5 p.m. in the Barrett Student Center.

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Applications open December 17 and close on February 4, 2019. More info and the application is at tgen.org/intern