• We are pleased to announce the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) 2023 Summer Internship Program for High School Students.


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    This program provides current high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to participate in basic science or clinical research projects with the goal of interesting students in biomedical research as a potential career.

    Application is open to high school students interested in learning about biomedical research who are currently in their junior or senior year of high school (ie not “rising juniors”). Our previous experience has found that the summer after the junior year is an ideal time to provide students with exposure to biomedical research. They have had adequate background in math and science and are likely seeking experiences to help in decisions regarding interests for college. High school seniors are eligible to apply and participate in the program in the summer immediately following graduation.


    During the 4-week program (160 total hours) each student will have the opportunity to work on their own research project under the guidance of an investigator and their staff at MWRI or Magee-Womens Hospital.

    In addition, students will attend informal Lunch & Learn sessions, during which investigators will discuss biomedical science as a career from their personal perspectives and journeys in the field.


    At the end of the program, students present their research findings via a PowerPoint presentation to other participants as well as to the MWRI faculty and staff at the annual High School Internship Presentation Day.


    We will accept applications through February 8, 2023. All documents must be provided by the deadline in order for the application to be considered by the review committee.


    Application Process

    Applications must be submitted electronically (in a single PDF file saved as Last Name_First Name Application) to MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu[mailto:klazar@mwri.magee.edu)]) no later than February 8, 2023.  Please visit the MWRI 2023 High School Summer Internship website at https://mageewomens.org/education/high-school-summer-internship-program/ for link to application form and demographic information form.


    The application packet must include:

    ·         Application Form

    ·         Demographic Information Form

    • Cover letter including work history (if applicable). 
    • A one-page personal statement. We are looking for a compelling personal statement that conveys something distinctive about you or your life story and why you are interested in biomedical research and participation in the research program. Please also indicate if you have a preference for basic science or clinical research, or preference for any particular area(s) of research performed at MWRI.
    • High School Transcript


    Students are expected to start on June 26, 2023. Students will be paid an hourly minimum wage. Housing is not provided. Application packets must be complete to be considered. 

    Additional supporting documents must be emailed directly to the program coordinator from the provider (not the student) at: MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu.

    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from science or math teacher(s) and/or guidance counselor(s). Letters are to be emailed directly to the MWRI High School Program Coordinator at MWRHighSchoollinternships@mwri.magee.edu.

    All documents must be provided by the deadline in order for the application to be considered by the review committee.


    As in previous years, we anticipate the 2023 program to be highly competitive and less than 10 percent of the students who apply are chosen. 


    If you have any additional questions, please contact the program coordinator via MWRHighSchoolInternships@mwri.magee.edu