• Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students at Cincinnati Children's

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    February 07, 2017

    Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students 


    This nine‐week program from June 5 to August 4, 2017 offers a chance to learn, explore, and gain hands‐on experience in a Children’s Hospital Medical Center research laboratory environment for 5 to 7 minority students each summer. Click here for a letter announcing the program that is sent out to all Cincinnati Area High Schools. Each BRIMS intern will be paired with a research mentor to pursue a 9-week full time basic science, or clinical biomedical research project during the summer. All interns will give a 5-minute Powerpoint presentation of their research project to the group and are encouraged to present a poster at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Capstone poster competition at the end of the program.

    In addition to participating in SURF activities, BRIMS interns participate in weekly networking luncheons and shadowing opportunities with minority faculty in several areas of the hospital from surgery to administration. Participants may earn up to $2,916 ($8.10/hr) based on the number of hours they work in the laboratory. The BRIMS program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development at Cincinnati Children's.

    This program is open to high achieving graduating high school seniors and college freshmen from the Cincinnati tri-state area only. College students from other states who have outside funding (ie MARC awards) are also eligible to participate in the program. Please contact Dr. Cindy Bachurski directly about participating with outside funding.

    The BRIMS program is highly competitive. Students must be an identified minority underrepresented in biomedical science careers: African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or American Indian. Only US citizens, or green card holders are eligible to apply for the program.

    The BRIMS program targets high achieving students as they graduate from high school or finish the first year of college and have taken multiple science courses (rising Freshmen or Sophomores). We consider high school class rank, GPA, ACT or SAT scores (if available), number of science classes taken, leadership in extracurricular activities and recommendations to narrow the applications to 8-10 finalists. From those, the top five to seven will be matched with mentors based on their personal essays and interviews, depending on funding. All applicants must submit a one-page personal essay describing their career goals and what kind of research they are interested in doing at Cincinnati Children's.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Open to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen from the tri-state area (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Pacific Islander).

    Deadline: March 24

    Program June 6 to August 4, 2017

    Cindy Bachursky PhD
    513 6368918