2019 High School Internship Program

2019 HIP IMO High School Internship Program

Applications are invited for the 2019 High School Internship Program in Integrated Mathematical Oncology (HIP IMO) at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. The program will run for 8 weeks from June 10-August 2, 2019. 


HIP IMO is an integrated mathematical oncology centric internship program that delivers interdisciplinary team science research experiences for high school students aged 16 or older by the time of the internship. This mentored summer training program is designed for motivated aspiring scientists to help prepare them for interdisciplinary cancer research careers. Working under the direction and guidance of faculty/scientist mentors in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) department, interns are involved in activities designed to foster the development of life-long research skills. Students will be assigned individual research projects appropriate to their interests and abilities.

Successful interns will collaborate with an assigned mentor to create a research project with achievable goals in the time allotted, gain familiarity with standard methodologies in a safe environment, participate in scheduled lab meetings, acquire necessary data through experimentation, computation, surveys or other means, document findings in an appropriate format (laboratory journal, audiovisual recording or digital databases), review and discuss findings with research mentors, draw conclusions and make new plans, gain oral presentation experience, and write a scientific report at the end of the program.

HIP IMO students will receive a Richard O. Jacobson IMO Scholarship of $1,000. Out of town students may receive an additional up to $1,500 for travel and lodging expenses. HIP IMO participants will be namedRichard O. Jacobson IMO Scholars.

·        Application deadline: February 1, 2019

·        Application details: http://psoc.moffitt.org/education/internship-programs/hip-imo/ 

·        Contact: hipimo@moffitt.org