Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences

Qualification and Application Material

Qualifications

In-Person or Virtual Summer Experience

Schools (officials, teachers, guidance counselors) 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.  Interested students can also apply directly.

Letters of recommendation are required for all applicants.

As of December 30, 2021 we do not know whether in-person activities for high schools students will be possible. We expect that by the beginning of February that further guidance will be available. Please check back at this website in February 2022.

Should in-person training be allowed, current juniors and seniors attending schools in Baltimore City and the metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Should a virtual summer experience occur, current juniors and seniors from any state in the United States would be eligible to participate.

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 (except in the case of a Virtual Experience), 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- to 8-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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