Biomedical research internships available this fall; application deadline Sept. 2

Hawaii INBRE III (IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence) is soliciting applications for their Fall 2014 internship program! Application deadline is Tuesday September 2nd, 2014.

Each fall, spring and summer Hawai’i CC students are placed into a biomedical research lab to work 15-20 hours per week for a minimum 8 week internship. They are given a defined research project to complete and then sent to Oahu in the spring to present their results at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Internships are especially valuable to a student entering the sciences. The experience is not only great on resumes but students also make important connections to other students with similar interests and to UH faculty. These connections create a support structure around students, helping them to achieve their academic goals and creating additional opportunities for the future.

However, possibly the most important benefit is that students get to see the real-life applications of the theories and principles that they learn in the classroom. Science for many students can be overwhelming and it is very difficult for them to see why such information is important, often asking professors, “When will I ever use this information?” The realization of how scientific principles are applied leads to greater retention of the information and motivation throughout their academic life.

INFORMATION SESSION: Join us on Friday August 29, 2014 at 4:00pm in 388-101 (lower campus) to hear more about this amazing opportunity and answer questions you may have! TO APPLY: Contact the Hawai’i CC Campus Coordinator, Lisa Adams (lisaadam@hawaii.edu) for an application. Students must have a least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and completed at least 1 year of their program of study. ABOUT INBRE: IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is intended to expand and develop Hawaii’s competitive biomedical research capacity. It does this by increasing collaboration between the primary research departments at the University of Hawaii and other academic institutions, community colleges, and other biomedical research organizations within the State of Hawaii.

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