Students & Scientists Environmental Scholarship Program
HBCAC’s Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program is a place for discovery, awareness and the exchange of ideas. Enter a bold and exciting new classroom and take an unprecedented journey, working beside world-renowned researchers at a national state-of-the-art facility and out in the community. Students & Scientists internship program is designed for highly motivated students with a proven interest and academic strength in biology and chemistry. Initiated by Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, The Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition program focuses on the importance of environmental research and the causation of diseases.
To date 40 students have graduated from our Students & Scientists Environmental Program. They have continued advancing their knowledge at Universities such as Columbia, Brown, Cornell, John Hopkins, and UC Davis.
The Students & Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program internships are specially designed programs for young adults. They are oriented for the highly motivated, independent-minded student with academic strength in science and communication, an integral but downplayed part of research.
These programs focus on health risks and the importance of environmental research providing a wealth of scientific knowledge related to the causation of all cancers and chronic diseases.
Research Internship – If selected for a laboratory or communication science program, the student is required to review 3– 4 studies conducted by the participating research lab before beginning the summer mentor program. Students will be placed for a designated time commitment based on their individualized program and work with the office on numerous creative projects.
Communication Science Internship- If selected for an office based internship, students will be required to attend office hours every week for 2 hours. They will be mentored in communication both in real-life and virtual platforms while learning important scientific health concepts. Their role is to translate science-based information in an easy to understand format by creating blog posts, social media posts, and work on numerous creative projects HBCAC is developing to increase capacity in environmental health research.
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