Training

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program provides undergraduate students with a focused, 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.

Program Dates for HIP 2020

Monday, June 8 – Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: 
Harvard University, Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts.

Each intern is placed, at the discretion of the program administrators, in one of Harvard’s 8 affiliated hospitals and research centers.

  • "The mentorship I received was amazing. Add to that all the biomedical infrastructure, and the connections between industry and the university and hospitals in the Boston area — it really sets it apart from other places. There is a strong focus on disease-oriented research at Harvard and HSCI, so for me it is a wonderful place to explore."

    Jorge Diego Martin Rufino
    2017 HIP intern
  • "The most valuable part of the experience is to be exposed to new challenges. I’ve been put in a lab where I had to learn new techniques, to adapt quickly, and to understand the scientific meaning of what I was doing. That opened my mind to how I approached science."

    Ange Uwimana
    2016 HIP Intern

HIP interns gain both mentorship and hands-on experience working in some of the world's top research laboratories. They form new connections in Boston's unique, multidisciplinary stem cell community and share unforgettable experiences with fellow HIP interns. With a full seminar series, training, and lectures from top researchers, the program provides unparalleled opportunities that shape careers and inspire the next generation of stem cell scientists.

The HSCI Medical Scientist Training Fellowship is awarded to Harvard Medical School students who demonstrate strong interest in stem cell research.

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