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Summer Student Program

summerstudent_opt 2The 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 2018 positions

Applications for 2018 summer student positions are now closed.  

Summer 2019 positions

The application process for summer 2019 will start at the end of Feb 2019.

More information

For more information on the Summer Student Program or other opportunities at the Legacy Research Institute, please contact: Melissa Dang, Project Specialist, Legacy Research Institute, (503) 413-5412, mmdang@lhs.org.