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Internship Partners

Are you interested in hosting a
TRAINED HIGH SCHOOL INTERN
this summer at no cost?

HYPOTHEkids believes that the sooner we prepare underrepresented students for a STEAM career the better. Our programs keep them on track with their more advantaged peers so that they can successfully compete for college entry and well-paying jobs.  

 

Through NY Bioforce, we provide motivated high school students with 100 hours of in-depth science research and professional skills training. After training, they are placed in summer internships at academic and industry labs and health care institutions. HYPOTHEkids provides all students with internship stipends and we cover internship-related costs (e.g., additional lab supplies and lab membership fees), so hosts incur no expense.

OUR PROCESS

We carefully match students to mentors, taking the time to learn about student interests and mentor preferences and requirements. We check in weekly with both parties to offer support and to help ensure that the internship is a mutually rewarding experience.

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OUR HOSTS

We are currently seeking internship hosts who meet the following criteria:

  • Practicing scientist or engineer (including principal investigators and Ph.D. /graduate students), or health care professional

  • Can mentor (or delegate a mentor) to 1-2 high school students during 6 weeks in July and August for 25 hours/week

  • Can provide student(s) with meaningful research work or direct patient care that culminates in a final poster presentation by the student(s)

  • Willing to complete two brief and virtual required trainings:           Protection of Minors & NY Bioforce Mentor​​

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OUR STUDENTS

Are chosen through a selective citywide application process

  • Juniors and seniors in high school (at least 16 years old at the start of the internship)

  • Come from under-resourced schools and/or low-income families

  • Have backgrounds underrepresented in STEAM (e.g., Black and Latinx, first generation college-bound, LGBTQ+, etc.) 

  • Chosen through a highly selective citywide application process

  • Very motivated to pursue a STEAM field in college and career

  • Successfully completed...

    • the NY Bioforce science research/professional skills training program

    • the Columbia Lab Safety Training

  • Well-versed in basic lab skills, including micro pipetting, conducting dilution series, cell culture, etc. 

Spread The News!

If you know of any academic, start-up, or industry laboratory who would be a supportive host and added asset to our program, feel free to download and share our flyer below. We believe in the power of quality STEAM education to give every student the opportunity to succeed in a high-tech economy.

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Internship Research

At the conclusion of our program, every students has the opportunity to share their research experience and hard work to the public in a poster session at the American Museum of Natural History. Below are examples of student poster presentations. 

Join The List!

We are always adding new labs and organizations to our list of internship providers to ensure the best possible experience for our students. Here are some of the labs and organizations where we've placed our NY Bioforce students:

School of Engineering

and Applied Science

  • Electrical Engineering Lab

  • Chemical Engineering Lab

  • Biomedical Engineering Lab

  • Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Weill Cornell 
Medicine  

  • High School Catalyst Program

  • Meyer Cancer Center Summer Internship Program

School of Engineering and Applied Science

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New York

Proton Center

The New York Proton Center is creating the gold standard for proton therapy, giving patients new hope in their fight against cancer.

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Schrödinger

Schrödinger is the scientific leader in developing state-of-the-art chemical simulation software for drug discovery and material science.

NEW YORK

GENOME CENTER

The NYGC is a nonprofit academic research institution focused on furthering genomic research for neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychiatric disease, and cancer.

ROVER DIAGNOSTICS

Rover Diagnostics is a cutting-edge medical diagnostics start-up that specializes in developing advanced PCR tests for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. 

NEW YORK

GENOME CENTER

The NYGC is a nonprofit academic research institution focused on furthering genomic research for neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychiatric disease, and cancer.

Columbia Systems Biology

The Columbia University Dept. of Systems Biology strives to advance the integration of quantitative and experimental research methods in the biological / biomedical sciences. 

Irving Medical Center

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is a clinical, research, and educational enterprise located on a campus in northern Manhattan.

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ROVER DIAGNOSTICS

Rover Diagnostics is a cutting-edge medical diagnostics start-up that specializes in developing advanced PCR tests for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. 

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