HSCI Internship Program (HIP)

Projected Program Dates for HIP 2019
Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 16, 2019                                                                                                               

Location:                                                                                                                             HIP 2018 group photo
Harvard University, Cambridge & Boston, Massachusetts.                                          
Each intern is placed, at the discretion of the program administrators, in one of Harvard’s 11 affiliated hospitals and research centers (see maps of community)

Program Goals
The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP) provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. Interns are exposed to different professional options within the scientific arena through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Students present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium—a requirement of all program participants.

This is an UNDERGRADUATE internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who express a strong interest in stem cell biology. Candidates must be enrolled in a program in the natural sciences. Applicants may be from Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally.  Harvard University will sponsor the visas for international students who are selected for this program.

Previous research experience in a biological laboratory is highly desirable, but not required.

Applications will not be considered from those who have, or will receive, their baccalaureate degrees by December, 2019, or are currently in high school or graduate/medical school. Exceptions are made for international students enrolled, directly from high school, in one of the first five years of a six-or-seven-year medical program. Students who have previously participated in the HSCI summer internship program are also ineligible to reapply to the program.

To Apply (for summer, 2019)
THE APPLICATION CYCLE FOR HIP 2019 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE IN DECEMBER, 2018, WITH A DEADLINE OF EARLY FEBRUARY, 2019. The decisions of the Application Review Committee will be announced, via email, in late February/early March, 2019.  The program will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019.

A stipend of $4,500.00 will be provided, and this is intended to cover transportation and housing costs related to participation in this program. Students, especially international students with J-1 visa requirements, will require evidence of greater personal financial resources to support their time at Harvard. On-campus housing will likely be available at a cost to the participant of approximately $3,500.00. Kitchen facilities are NOT available during the summer. Participants may secure private housing (e.g., sublets) on their own.  Meal plans are not available for HIP participants.

Contact Maureen Herrmann, Administrative Director, maureen_herrmann@harvard.edu
With apologies, inquiries from ineligible high school or graduate students will not receive a response.

We are grateful for the pledged support of the following sponsors of HIP 2018:

Takeda logo   a global healthcare company        Thermo Fisher Scientific Logo          

If you, or your company, is interested in supporting HIP, please contact Maureen Herrmann at maureen_herrmann@harvard.edu