Minors in Research

The Minors in Research initiative is a subset of the Research Internship Program and will contribute to bridging the gap between classroom education and real life experiences in an academic environment. The initiative is designed to provide an overview of biomedical research, access to faculty members as mentors, and an opportunity to develop and enhance skills for college and career readiness.

A limited number of paid research internship opportunities funded by Cedars-Sinai will be awarded to local high school students who are currently enrolled in the 11th grade (ages 16-18). For a period of seven weeks (June 10, 2019- Aug. 2, 2019; for a maximum of 40 hours per week),* each participant will be mentored by a Cedars-Sinai faculty member and exposed to a diverse spectrum of leading edge technology in multiple disciplines and projects. Internships may continue beyond the seven week period at the discretion of the faculty mentor and approvals from the Minors in Research committee and the Safety Office.

Research internship projects will provide broad exposure to research fundamentals and cover a wide range of topics which may include:

  • Principles and operations of academic research at an academic institution
  • Elements of the scientific process and project design
  • Basic biomedical research concepts and techniques
  • Overview and understanding of scholarly literature
  • Research discussions and presentation skills (lab meetings, journal clubs, etc.)
  • Safety regulations and requirements for working in laboratory and research areas

In addition to activities in the lab, all research interns will be expected to participate in the Knowledge Nosh speaker series designed for networking and exposure to varied topics in research. In addition, research interns and their mentors are asked to participate in and/or attend the annual Poster Day event scheduled for Aug. 2, 2019.

The application for the 2019 Minors in Research Program will be posted to this webpage in mid-late February. We will notify applicants of their status in May.

*Applicants accepted to the summer program must attend two full days of mandatory orientation on Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11, 2019.