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BioBus College Junior Scientist Internship

Summer 2023 Application is open!

BioBus is seeking college students with a passion for science and an interest in gaining science communication and outreach experience. Jr. Scientists will receive training and mentorship by research scientists and science outreach experts. They will also gain teaching and leadership experience by serving as co-instructors in our summer programs. As part of their internship, interns will visit research labs at leading institutions in NYC and network with research scientists. Junior Scientists will be paid $18 / hour. 

Internship Dates: June 20th – August 12th, 2023*

*Pending updates, 8-weeks guaranteed.

Intern Alumni, Ruby Gumenick and Desiree Obaji ’19, presenting their game “Going Viral!” at the 2020 CUNY Games Conference.

Want to join BioBus?

BioBus is a host site for the LifeSci NYC Internship Program! College students who live or go to school in NYC can apply directly to LifeSci and choose BioBus as a host site. Click to the LifeSci NYC site, create a profile, and find BioBus as an employer. Also – apply to other great opportunities while you’re there.

Position 1 – Teaching and Research Junior Scientist

Internship participants will:

  • Assist BioBus scientists in teaching mobile and community lab programs
  • Mentor high school students in science research programs
  • Receive science communication, mentorship and pedagogy training
  • Generate curriculum or curriculum/support material to be used in BioBus programs

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Demonstrated engagement with STEM (science major, STEM work-study, lab research, participation in community science)
  • Attend school in or live in New York City
  • Desire to develop leadership, mentorship and teaching skills
  • Have a genuine interest in scientific discovery and have an interest in working with younger students to cultivate their scientific curiosity
  • Experience working with younger children is a plus

Position 2 – Teaching and Development Junior Scientist

Internship participants will:

  • Undergo science communication and teaching training
  • Teach in BioBus summer programs and public events for classes and communities in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx.
  • Work on an adaption of a research science journal article that makes the findings accessible to middle school-aged students.
  • Write and format student stories, while reflecting student voice, for inclusion in grants, mass emails, social media, the annual report, and more
  • Research and assess corporate and foundation grant and funding opportunities
  • Review BioBus’ most recent annual report to identify and execute needed updates in format, layout, and content, both written and photographic
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Manager to establish processes for maintaining up-to-date organizational data to be included in future reports

Requirements:

  • Interest in and commitment to BioBus mission
  • Interest in STEM, education, or nonprofit management
  • Knowledge of and comfort working within Google Suite
  • Ability to teach in person both in our lab space and at partner locations
  • Adobe InDesign, Canva, or other graphic design experience

Video filmed and produced by intern alumna, Jane Rhee ’19

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our priority, and we are closely monitoring the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we hope to return to fully in-person programs, it is possible that the College Internship will include remote components.


Questions?
Contact rob@biobus.org


Additional Opportunities for College Students:

LifeSci NYC Internship Placement

Columbia Biostats Epidemiology Summer Training Program

Columbia Bridge to PhD 2-year program

Columbia Black Undergraduate Mentorship Program in the Biological Sciences (BUMP Biology)

Columbia Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics Summer Program

Columbia Summer Health Professionals Education Program

Feinstein Institute Summer Research Program

MSKCC QSURE Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Weill Cornell/Memorial/Rockefeller Tri-I MD-PhD exposure

Weill Community Leader Fellowship NYC

Rockefeller University SURF

SEA-PHAGES Virus Identification Program (Multi-site)

NYU Courant Mathematics – SURE. NYU Courant – SURE

NYU SURP Biology

NYU Langone SURP

Harvard Forestry

Underrepresented Student Internship Program with the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (22 sites including NY Genome Center)

Junior Scientist Internships

Are you a high school student in NYC with a passion for science exploration and an interest in gaining research and teaching experience? In the BioBus Junior Scientist Programs, Junior Scientists receive training and mentorship from research scientists, while developing their own independent projects and co-teaching BioBus programs to younger students!

Junior Scientists are paid by the hour! Our internships are housed in Harlem (available to students city-wide), and the Lower East Side (available to Lower East Side and Chinatown students).


BioBus Junior Scientist Programs



The health and safety of our students and staff is always our priority, and we are closely monitoring the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we hope to return to a fully in-person internship, it is possible that the Junior Scientist Program will include remote components.


Questions?
Harlem Programs: contact Tessa@biobus.org

Lower East Side programs: contact Grace@biobus.org

College programs: contact Rob@biobus.org


Other Programs to Apply For:

For High School Students:

Harlem Educational Activities Fund (Grades 6-12)
https://heaf.org/apply/

The DNA Learning Center
https://www.dnalc.org/programs/

American Museum of Natural History
Lang Science Program
https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/children-and-families/amnh-lang-science-program

American Museum of Natural History
BridgeUp: STEM
https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/bridgeup-stem

HK Maker Lab at Columbia
Summer-long project building
https://www.hypothekids.org/hk-maker-lab-application-info-page

Columbia SHAPE (Summer HS Academic Program for Engineers)
HS Engineering – 3 week program
https://outreach.engineering.columbia.edu/content/shape-summer-high-school-academic-program-engineers

Cooper Union Engineering Camp
Summer Program
http://cooper.edu/engineering/summer-stem

Wave Hill Internships
multiple
https://www.wavehill.org/education/youth-internships

The Rockefeller University
https://www.rockefeller.edu/outreach/

Columbia University
BRAINYAC
https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/brainyac

American Museum of Natural History
Science Research Mentoring Program
https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/science-research-mentoring-program

NYSci (NY Hall of Science)
Explainer Training Program
https://nysci.org/learninglab/youth-development/science-career-ladder/

GenSpace
https://www.genspace.org/high-school-students/
BioRocket (Feb-May after school, Summer) – Closes January
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcCMUV8nw0IQq2HZtWWr1j0pAoVc_kmpG5EI5i8HPfprez5g/viewform

NYU
The Aspire Program
https://www.sps.nyu.edu/high-school-academy/aspire.html

Weill Cornell Youth Summer Program
4 week summer research
https://diversity.weill.cornell.edu/opportunities/weill-cornell-youth-scholars-program

Code with Klossy
Summer
https://www.kodewithklossy.com/

The River Project
Marine Biology Internship Program
https://www.riverprojectnyc.org/internship-opportunities

Weill Cornell Catalyst Program
Summer Research
https://gradschool.weill.cornell.edu/about-us/science-outreach

MSKCC Summer Programs
Summer Research – HS/College
https://www.mskcc.org/education-training/high-school-college

Minds Matter at Columbia
College Prep
https://mindsmatternyc.org/student/howto/

SMRI (Minds Matter) at Columbia
Research in Minds Matter
https://smri.neuroscience.columbia.edu/content/smri-application-guidelines

Mount Sinai MedDocs
Medicine
https://webcommons.mssm.edu/meddocs/programs-schedule/

Medical Lecture Series
MSSM-Lennox Hill
https://www.brainterns.com/

MedAchieve Scholars at Touro College
Medicine program – lecture and lab
https://tourocom.touro.edu/in-the-community/pre-med-pathways/med-achieve/

MSKCC HOPP (Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program)
HS Research
https://www.mskcc.org/education-training/high-school-college/hopp-summer-student

Intrepid Youth STEM Programs
Naval programming, open and free
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/education/teen-events

For College Students:

LifeSci NYC Internship Placement

Columbia Biostats Epidemiology Summer Training Program

Columbia Bridge to PhD 2-year program

Columbia Black Undergraduate Mentorship Program in the Biological Sciences (BUMP Biology)

Columbia Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics Summer Program

Columbia Summer Health Professionals Education Program

Feinstein Institute Summer Research Program

MSKCC QSURE Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Weill Cornell/Memorial/Rockefeller Tri-I MD-PhD exposure

Weill Community Leader Fellowship NYC

SEA-PHAGES Virus Identification Program (Multi-site)

NYU Courant Mathematics – SURE. NYU Courant – SURE

NYU SURP Biology

NYU Langone SURP

Harvard Forestry

Underrepresented Student Internship Program with the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (22 sites including NY Genome Center)