The Summer Student Program at the Legacy Research Institute offers college-level undergraduate students opportunities to further their education and training through meaningful exposure to basic science research in the laboratories of Legacy research scientists. The program is designed to help students understand the nature of bioscience research and emphasizes methods of discovery and communication of knowledge, not the mastery of established facts.
The Summer Student Program typically lasts 10-12 weeks, with some variance in time commitment based on students' schedules. The position is full-time (40 hours/week for the duration of the summer) and students receive a stipend derived either from the Legacy Good Samaritan Foundation's Wheeler Fund, or primary investigators' allocated grant funds.
Summer students will work with their mentors on established ongoing projects, or may have the opportunity to design an independent research project in line with the overall goals of the laboratory. At the end of the summer, students are expected to make a presentation to the research staff about their scientific experience and any findings made.
Summer 2020 positions
Unfortunately we are unable to offer any summer student positions in 2020. Please check back in Feb 2021.
Summer 2021 positions
The application process for summer 2021 will start at the end of Feb 2021.