Minors in Research

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Minors in Research Program has been canceled. Instead of on-campus activities, we will be offering a virtual week-long program. Please check back in March 2021 for more details.

The Minors in Research initiative is a subset of the Research Internship Program which provides high school students enrolled in the 11th grade (ages 16-18) with an overview of biomedical research, access to faculty members as mentors and an opportunity to develop and enhance skills for greater college and career readiness. 

There are a limited number of paid summer internships funded by Cedars-Sinai available to local high school students currently enrolled in 11th grade (ages 16–18). 

From June 22 to Aug. 7, 2020, participants will be mentored by a Cedars-Sinai faculty member and exposed to a range of leading-edge technology in multiple disciplines and projects. Students participate a maximum of 40 hours a week.

Program Overview

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

  • 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 laboratory and research work
  • Principles and operations of academic research 
How to Apply

Late applications or applications missing documents will not be considered.

Applicants accepted to the summer program must attend a mandatory orientation on June 22 and June 23, 2020.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you have questions or would like more information about our Research Internship Programs at Cedars-Sinai.

Liztrelle Mangompit
Program Coordinator

Torie Gonsalves
Program Manager

Daniela Garay
Program Administrator