Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program
This is a great opportunity to guide a student and stimulate their interest in science
The Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program (WHK SIP) has provided talented high
school seniors with an opportunity to work at the NCI-Frederick while encouraging
them to pursue a career in biomedical research. This program is designed to expose
high school seniors to “hands-on” laboratory experience.
The WHK SIP is a year-long program (June-May). Students apply in their junior year
of high school and begin work in June (eight consecutive weeks @ 40 hours a week)
under the NCI Summer Cancer Research Training Award (SCRTA). The SCRTA stipend is
FUNDED by the Office of Scientific Operations, NCI-Frederick. When school resumes
at the end of August, students are transferred to the NCI Special Volunteer Program
(at no stipend). Students are required to work three hours each school day during
the school year.
Mentors develop a project or training plan for their student and provide guidance
and supervision to the student throughout the research project.
Past mentors have found this to be an extremely rewarding experience. Help train
our future scientists and give back to the Community.
If you are interested in mentoring a student, please access the WHK SIP web site
and register by December 15th.
NOTE: CURRENT WHK SIP SPONSORS/MENTORS WHO PLAN TO CONTINUE WITH THE PROGRAM
NEXT YEAR (2012-2013) MUST REGISTER AS WELL.
If you have any questions regarding the WHK SIP or the required information, please
contact Julie Hartman at email@example.com
or Dr. James Cherry at firstname.lastname@example.org