Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program

Mentors Needed!

This is a great opportunity to guide a student and stimulate their interest in science and research.

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.

Program Details

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 at http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/careers/student_programs/internships/SIP/Default.aspx 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 hartmanjb@mail.nih.gov or Dr. James Cherry at jim.cherry@nih.gov