Summer Student Program

A program designed for students who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research.

What’s SSP All About?

The Summer Student Program is designed for students who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research. It emphasizes laboratory discovery, communication of knowledge, and professional growth.

Research that YOU can do

Students participate in an ongoing research program with the support of an experienced scientific mentor. They develop an independent project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report the results. At the end of the summer, they present their findings to researchers, other students, and parents.

Diversity in Science

Every year, a diverse group of 48 undergraduate and high school students are chosen from all over the United States. They are able to meet and connect with research-focused students from different backgrounds who quickly form a community of motivated science scholars.

One Program, Two Campuses

The Summer Student Program is available at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Outside the laboratory there is much to explore. Depending on the location, students can visit Boston, New York, or Acadia National Park.

Learn about the full history of the Summer Student Program and High Seas