Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program places outstanding high school and college students in the world renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Since its inception in 1982, this program has provided over 200 aspiring scientists the opportunity to work alongside cutting edge arthritis researchers.

Through this internship students receive hands-on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Interns participate in either basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research. This exceptional internship program is designed to encourage these gifted young students to pursue a career in scientific study and research with an ultimate goal of inspiring them to focus their research potential on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Many graduates of the Summer Science Internship Program have gone on to pursue successful careers in the fields of medicine and/or scientific research.

The program changes annually.
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Keywords: Arthritis Foundation; science; intern; rheumatology and immunology; autoimmune diseases; basic laboratory (bench) research; clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research

http://www.arthritis.org/

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Location: 
Off-campus
Location Details: 
Stanford, CA or UC San Francisco
Program Time Period: 
Summer
Compensation: 
Stipend
Application Deadline: 
Late February
Contact Email: 
AFSummerScience2015@gmail.com
Program Goal(s): 

Through this internship students receive hands on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Interns participate in either basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research. This program is designed to encourage gifted students to pursue a career in scientific study and research with an ultimate goal of inspiring them to focus their research potential on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Many graduates of the Summer Science Internship Program have gone on to pursue successful careers in the fields of medicine and/or scientific research.

Major(s): 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology
Human Biology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Premedicine