The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program

The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program and Jobs
The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program offers high school students and undergraduate college students a summer opportunity to learn more about research in science. Students receive a stipend during the 10-week program and also get hands-on research experience in a number of scientific disciplines.

Areas of research include cancer biology research, research on aging, hematology, immunology, diseases and other areas of research. Students do independent research and are supervised by staff scientists. Students must be in grade 11 or 12, or have completed one semester as a full-time undergraduate college student. They must have a strong desire to do lab research work.


Students room with other students at Highseas, a 40-room mansion located at the edge of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. Meals are prepared by the in house chef, and interns also have time for recreational activities that include hiking, biking, visiting Acadia National Park, or walking to the town of Bar Harbor for shopping and restaurants. They can also enjoy white water rafting, camping, and mountain climbing.

Since 1951, more than 2,000 students have participated in the Summer Student Program. The Jackson Laboratory is a non-profit organization for research in genetics to find cures for diseases. The organization also works with scientists around the globe to share scientific resources and data.

The location is usually in MAINE.

To apply for an internship, visit:
education.jax.org/index.html

To apply for a job, visit:
www.jax.org/careers/

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