FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hepatitis B Foundation Offers Summer Internship Opportunity
DOYLESTOWN, PA (February 12, 2007) –Applications are now being accepted for the 2007 Hepatitis B Foundation Summer Internship Program, which provides an opportunity for outstanding college students in their junior or senior year to work with professional scientists. For 10 weeks, students will work in the labs of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research affiliate, the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, and the Drexel Institute of Drexel University College of Medicine, which are both located at the foundation’s new PA Biotech Center in Buckingham PA.
Valuable mentoring and supervision of individual projects is provided for each student. The Summer Student Internships Program has established an excellent record of accomplishment for the past six years. To date, there are 37 program alumni and 24 have completed their undergraduate studies. Of those who completed college, 10 have enrolled in either professional (medical or veterinary) or graduate school. Another 12 individuals have found employment in the biomedical field in either biopharma or in academia.
The program, which provides interns a weekly stipend, is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and a grant from the Merck & Co. Inc.’s West Point Charitable Contributions Committee. The 2007 Program is planned for June 4 through August 10. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two academic or professional references by March 30, 2007 to the Hepatitis B Foundation.
About the Hepatitis B Foundation
The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected with hepatitis B worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. It is located in the new Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County, which it created to accelerate its research mission. For more information, visit www.hepb.org or call (215) 489-4900.