Internship opportunities

Nov. 30, 2005, midnight | By Merlyn Deng | 15 years, 10 months ago

Silver Chips Online's guide to internship programs

Looking for something to do during the summer but don't know what? Silver Chips Online has compiled information about a variety of internships and student testimonials to help you out.

Check back here for more internship opportunities as the section is revised.

Upcoming internship opportunities:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Institutes of Health/Montgomery County Public Schools Student Intern Program (HHMI/NIH/MCPS)


  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Excellent attendance record
  • 16th birthday on or before July 1 of the internship year
  • U.S. citizenship or valid Green Card holder
  • Timely in producing high-quality assignments
  • Interest in biomedical research career
  • Academic pre/co-requisites:
    Algebra II

Quick Facts:
  • $1600 paid in two stipends
  • Summer internship
  • Will take up to 20 MCPS juniors/seniors
  • 1 credit received with grade
  • Students who finish the summer program continue their internship during the school year and can earn two more credits per semester
  • Half-day schedule for in-school internship

Application: Online Application

Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2005

Information compiled from Student Teacher Internship Program.
Contact: (301) 215-8500

The HHMI/NIH/MCPS offers a selective internship program annually for 20 MCPS juniors and seniors interested in biomedical research. Each school may submit up to four student-applications. If more than four students apply per school, the principal has the freedom to choose the four applications to be submitted. Students who are selected work for the summer at an NIH laboratory.

The selected students begin their research immediately after school ends. In the first week of their internship, they are introduced to NIH and the biotechnology that they will be working with, students choose biomedical laboratories to research in. The summer internship pays a total of $1600 in two installments.

If interns successfully complete the summer program, they earn one graded credit and are welcome back for further laboratory research during the school year. Students who are eligible for the school-year program must devote four afternoons a week (for 16 hours of laboratory time). Every Friday, any Blazer who participates in this program would meet with Blair's internship coordinator, Robert Hopkins.

In addition to the 16-hour minimum requirement of laboratory work, HHMI/NIH/MCPS encourages that the students who participate in this program to enroll in only four courses each semester. Students will not be able to participate in after-school activities. Although any student enrolled in the HHMI/NIH/MCPS program will have to sacrifice a significant amount of school-time, the program offers a total of five intern credits during the 12-month period.

Merlyn Deng. Merlyn (Mer - LEEN) has an unhealthy fixation on Silver Chips Online, the Silver Chips Manifesto, red pens and serial commas. When not editing stories and racking her brain for SCO and its readers, she may be found haunting Blair's hallways or downtown Silver Spring. … More »

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