The High School Student Research Program, a part of the Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI) Student Internship Program, has been developed to help increase awareness of the life science industry and related fields of research to students in the San Diego region. Students gain exposure to career options, hands-on laboratory experience, work readiness skills, and mentoring by a company or research scientists. Throughout the eight-week program, which includes one week of non-paid pre-internship training followed by a seven-week paid internship, students are involved with a full-time research project. The pre-internship Biotechnology "Boot Camp" training provides attendees with hands-on training in basic lab skills used in biomedical research At the end of the program, students present their research projects to their mentors, lab members and families. In addition, students will develop scientific posters reflecting on their summer experience and highlighting their research and future career goals.
More information on High School Internship opportunities may be found on MATSC's Internship pages at www.MATSC.org/Internships.htm.