Summer Student Program

Important Dates and Details

  • 2023 Application season opens

    November 1, 2022
  • 2023 Application deadline

    January 30, 2023 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Stipend

    $6,250, plus room, board and travel
  • Program duration

    10 weeks
  • Two campuses

    Bar Harbor, Maine & Farmington, Conn. 

Ready to join us?

Apply now!

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 approximately 40 undergraduate and high school students is 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 the sights of Boston, New York, or the trails and vistas of Acadia National Park.

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

I enjoy having a diverse community of fellow students who are all interested in different aspects of science and who share a common goal to achieve success.

Ready to Apply?

Applications for consideration in the 2023 Summer Student Program on the Bar Harbor, ME and Farmington, CT campuses will open in early November. The deadline is January 30, 2023. Please visit the admission page to learn more.

Questions?

Email us at summerstudents@jax.org or join us at 1 of 3 Open Information Sessions with Q&A:

Session 1: Tuesday December 13 at 3:00pm EST 

Session 2: Wednesday January 4 at 7:00pm EST

Session 3: Thursday January 12 at 10:00am EST

More Information on REUs

Sign up for What is an REU and How Do I Apply? A seminar hosted by CUR Conversation, January 9, 2023 2:00pm EST

 

One Program, Two Campuses

SSP - Bar Harbor, Maine

SSP - Farmington, Connecticut