Apply to be a TGen Helios Scholar
Posted on: January 8, 2013
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Do you want to experience what it's really like to be a scientist?
Helios Scholars at TGen is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to Arizona high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical school students. 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. At TGen North in Flagstaff, interns focus their summer research on public health and pathogens such as Valley Fever and antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Internships are available in all areas of translational bioscience: laboratory and clinical 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.
For more information:
- 2013 Program Dates
- Selection Process
- Tips for Applicants
- Tips for References
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Program Contact
- Past Summer Internships
Please read/print the 2013 application instructions before applying:
2013 Helios Scholars Application Instructions
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