The Forsyth Institute Educational Outreach/Scientific Scholars Program was created in 1993 to provide students with exposure to the exciting and rewarding world of scientific research. The program is intended to promote and encourage scientific careers and success in scientific research by young people. It provides opportunities for high school students from socio-economic backgrounds or population groups under-represented in the sciences to work side-by-side in the laboratory with world-renowned scientists engaged in cutting edge research.
The Scientific Scholars Program includes an eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students. The program pairs students with Forsyth researchers as mentors. Over the summer, the interns learn basic laboratory techniques and participate in ongoing research projects. At the end of the program, students present scientific posters describing their findings. Students may continue working on their projects during the academic year.
Student interns spend the summer in a productive and enriching environment. For these underrepresented youth, the Forsyth Program not only is often their first "real" job, but also may be their first step toward a future career path filled with challenges and achievements.
Applications must include a photocopy of most recent report card and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, preferrable science and math teachers.
ALL applications must be received by April 5, 2013. Notifications will be sent on April 26, 2013.