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2013 Summer Research Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

Undergraduates of Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland Baltimore County are invited to apply for exclusive internship positions with researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI).

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) is dedicated to defeating the disease that kills an estimated 655,000 people every yea; 86% are children under 5 years of age.1   Each year more than 216 million malaria cases occur world-wide.  More than 3 billion people are at risk of malaria. Are you ready to play a part in breaking the vicious cycle of this disease?

Internship opportunities include the advancement of these key research priorities:
•    Creating next-generation antimalarial drugs
•    Exploring new approaches to vaccines
•    Developing new diagnostic techniques
•    Creating new strategies for mosquito control
•    Mapping the mosquito and the disease in endemic countries

Visit for more on the Institute and a list of JHMRI faculty and their research programs.

Internship description:
•    Students will be matched with a Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute faculty mentor and research project
•    The internship period will be 10 weeks, May 28 - Aug 2. 
•    Student interns will be paid a competitive stipend and housing/commuting allowance, $4,000 total.
•    Interns will be invited to participate in lab meetings, journal clubs, JHMRI seminars and events.
•    Interns will participate in the JHSOM/JHSPH poster sessions, the week of August 1.

•    Students must be continuing their undergraduate studies during the 2013 Fall semester at the Johns Hopkins University or the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
•    Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
•    Prior research experience and courses in the basic biological sciences are a plus.  Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in science, medicine or public health are encouraged to apply.

Application materials click here
•    NIH Biographical Sketch and Personal Statement form
                Personal statement should address:
                1) your interest in scientific research and 
                2) how this experience will complement your career path
•    Supplemental Information Form
•    Unofficial transcript
•    Two (2) recommendation letters addressed to Selection Committee*
•    CV/Resume (optional)

Deadline: January 15, 2013

*Letters of recommendation addressed to "Selection Committee" should be submitted via or:

Summer Research Internship Program Selection Committee
c/o Genevieve Nixon Williams
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., E5141
Baltimore, MD 21205

Applicants are strongly encouraged to requesting Letters of Recommendation in advance to meet deadline.

1 WHO World Malaria Report 2011


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