The Next-Gen summer high school internship is designed for rising juniors and seniors who have a
budding interest in STEM and medicine. Students will choose and present a research project, hear health science lectures from physician scientist, Dr. Ken Snyder MD/PhD, attend career presentations from nurses, therapists, and researchers, observe live medical procedures and more. This two-week experience allows students to discover new career pathways, and increase their confidence and knowledge in STEM.
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Interns will work at the Jacobs Institute, which is located on the 5th Floor of the Gates Vascular Institute, 875 Ellicott St.
The Jacobs Institute (JI) is a non-profit medical device innovation center in Buffalo, NY specializing in the treatment of heart attack, stroke, and other vascular diseases. The JI is uniquely located between a state-of-the-art hospital and a world-class university research center. As such, we have access to first-rate physicians and hi-tech research and clinical facilities. The programs and services we offer to global medical device companies and smaller biotech startups allow interns to interact with physicians, sales representatives, engineers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. As an active member of the Western New York Community, we run programs and interact with Buffalo’s students to teach them about heart attacks and strokes.
If you have additional questions regarding the summer internship program, please contact Heather Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.888.4818.
"This internship helped me so much and motivated me even more to pursue a career in STEM"
We encourage students who are eligible for the Erie County Summer Youth Employment Program to apply to the 8-week program.
The selection process is competitive. Applicants must submit a complete application via the Submissions section on the Internships page.
Your application must illustrate qualifications, character, and an interest in working at the Jacobs Institute. A complete application includes:
Applications Accepted Beginning: March 1st, 2023, 12:00am EST
Application Deadline: April 11th, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Start Date: July 10, 2023 (2-week), July 7th (8-week)
End Date: July 21th (2 -week), August 25, 2023 (8-week)
*We will notify all applicants if they are no longer considered for the internship program.
“I gained loads on knowledge on careers that some I didn't even know existed. I learned so much about STEM and am confident about going into the field.”
Heather Campbell is the Education Coordinator at the Jacobs Institute. Heather is responsible for organizing JI’s educational outreach programs including the college and high school summer internships and the Brain Boot Camps, which teach students about vascular disease and careers in STEM.
Prior to the Jacobs institute, Heather worked as...
Each response should be no more 250 words in length.
Yes, all application materials must be submitted on or before the application deadline. Application materials will not be accepted after the due date. See Next Gen Internship Timeline for details.
Yes, see Eligibility Requirements for details
No. Please upload your application materials through this web page. If needed, we will provide you with a Dropbox link, please email Heather Campbell email@example.com for assistance.
We are happy to complete any paperwork so that you my receive Work Base Learning hours for Career and Technical Education students.
Students who are eligible may apply for the Erie County Summer Youth Employment Program to be paid. Only students who are accepted into the programs will be paid.
See Next Gen Internship Timeline for details.
“100% [would recommend to my peers] because it was so worth it, I don’t think I’ve had such exposure before and it was a whole other experience.”