Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences

Qualification and Application Material

Qualifications

In-Person or Virtual Summer Experience

Thank you for your patience. We are delighted to announce that we will host both an In-Person Program (June 22 to August 12, 2022) and a Virtual Program (July 5 to August 5, 2022). At this time we are able to host 5-6 students for the in-person program and 20 for the virtual program.

The following applies to the In-Person Research-Education-Mentoring Program:

Officials, teachers, guidance counselors at Baltimore City Schools, and schools in the surrounding Baltimore metropolitan area in are encouraged to recommend 1 – 2 current juniors or seniors from backgrounds who are under-represented (UR) in health-related sciences on a national basis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-053.html) with strong academic records and an interest in science and/or medicine. Two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation are required for all applicants.

Interested students from Baltimore City Schools, and schools in the surrounding Baltimore metropolitan fitting the criteria as given above can also apply directly.

Participants must be able to travel Monday thru Friday to and from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Campus (600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287).

Students are selected for the program after a series of steps that include application screening, interviews, and invitation to participate based on the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a health screening which includes review of vaccination status, criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects.

IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EXTENDED ABSENCES DURING THE 8-WEEK PROGRAM ARE NOT PERMITTED. DO NOT APPLY KNOWING THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO THE PROGRAM FULL-TIME.

The following applies to the Virtual Research-Education-Mentoring Program:

Current juniors and seniors from backgrounds who are under-represented (UR) in health-related sciences on a national basis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-053.html) with strong academic records and an interest in a career in science and/or medicine. Two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation are required for all applicants.

Students are selected for the program after a series of steps that include application screening, interviews, and invitation to participate based on the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects.

IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EXTENDED ABSENCES DURING THE 5-WEEK PROGRAM ARE NOT PERMITTED. DO NOT APPLY KNOWING THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO THE PROGRAM FULL-TIME.

Recommendations Procedure

Prepared by the Student Applicant:

  1. A copy of the student’s resume (or history of work, hobbies/research experience).
  2. A copy of the student’s transcript (can be copy of unofficial transcript).
  3. A one-page cover letter from the student describing why they want to participate in the program that includes address, phone and email information.
  4. Email together and send to Ms. Heather Thomas at hthoma21@jhmi.edu
  5. Student asks guidance counselor to send copy of official transcript to hthoma21@jhmi.edu

Prepared by the Letter Writer (Recommender):

  1. In your letter please give brief evaluation the student’s academic achievement and the key competencies you think the student possesses.
  2. Email your signed letter with contact information to Ms. Heather Thomas at hthoma21@jhmi.edu
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Amanda M. Brown, PhD

If needed the postal address is:

Amanda M. Brown, PhD
Director, JHIBS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
600 North Wolfe Street
Meyer 6-181
Baltimore, MD 21287

For Further Information Contact:

Heather Thomas, BS, MBA

Program Manager

Email: hthoma21@jhmi.edu

Amanda M. Brown, PhD

Program Director
Phone: 410-614-2429
Email: abrown76@jhmi.edu

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