Summer Student Program

Important Dates and Details

  • 2024 Application season opens

    Late October 2023
  • 2024 Application deadline

    January 29, 2024 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST
  • Stipend

    $6,500, plus room, board and travel
  • Program duration

    June 1 – August 10, 2024 (10 weeks)
  • Two campuses

    Bar Harbor, Maine & Farmington, Conn. 

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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 2024 Summer Student Program on the Bar Harbor, ME and Farmington, CT campuses will open in late October 2023. The deadline is January 29, 2024 12:00pm (Noon, EST). Please visit the admission page to learn more.


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One Program, Two Campuses

SSP - Bar Harbor, Maine

SSP - Farmington, Connecticut

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