TSRI Summer Internship Program

Robin Goldsmith rgoldsmi at scripps.edu
Fri Mar 17 23:02:55 EST 1995

The Scripps Research Institute is pleased to announce and accept
applications for its Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program,
an intensive eight-week summer research experience open to talented
minority undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors in
biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics or computer science.

Funded by a grant from the BankAmerica Foundation, the program has
been created to expose students to a variety of contemporary issues
in basic biomedical research, motivate and prepare students for careers
in the biomedical sciences, and is committed to increasing the number of
underrepresented minority students enrolled in graduate programs leading
to a doctoral degree in science.

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) located in La Jolla, California,
is the nation's largest private, not-for-profit biomedical research
institution, with an international reputation in the areas of immunology,
molecular biology, chemistry, cell biology, autoimmune diseases, synthetic
vaccine development, and the neurosciences.  In addition to its longstanding
commitment to the training of postdoctoral fellows, the Institute has
established a graduate program leading to the conferral of doctoral
degrees in two areas; one in chemistry, the other in macromolecular and
cellular structure and chemistry.

Minority scholars with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 are assigned
to work with a mentor in a laboratory for the summer program.  The program
emphasizes the scientific process, bench experience, data analysis, and
experimental design.  In addition, students are expected to attend
specially designed programs during the summer, provide written reports
and oral presentations of their research projects, and attend many of the
regularly scheduled seminars and scientific symposia held on the TSRI


Research Internships are awarded on a competitive basis to United States
citizens or permanent residents who are juniors or seniors enrolled on
a full-time basis at a college or university, with a minimum grade-point
average of 3.0, and are African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian.
A limited number of scholarships may be available to non-minority students.


Students are awarded a $2,000 stipend for the eight-week program.  Students
who reside outside of the San Diego area are provided a modest housing allowance.

			Program Parameters

Students are expected to work in the laboratory for an eight-week period,
Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.  In addition to attending specially
designed programs during the summer, they are expected to:
	1.  Submit bi-weekly reports on their projects to their research mentors.
	2.  Submit a written technical report at the conclusion of the program.
	3.  Make an oral presentation at the conclusion of the program.

			Application Procedures

The following is required for an application to the TSRI Summer Research
Internship Program:
	1.  A completed and signed application form.
	2.  A personal statement.
	3.  A current academic transcript.
	4.  Two faculty letters of recommendation.


The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 1995.  Students will be
notified by May 1, 1995.


Robin Goldsmith
Director, Science Education Programs
Mail Code: TPC12
The Scripps Research Institute
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA  92037

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