Education and Training

External Training Links

Many other institutions besides MSI conduct research and education training programs in genomics and computational biology for high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and post-Ph.D. researchers. These links take you off the MSI website. This list of resources is organized by academic level.

All academic levels

NHGRI Minority Action Plan Portal and Research Tool

The Minority Action Plan (MAP) Portal and Research Tool is designed to serve as an entry portal for students interested in research careers in genome science and the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research. It is also designed to facilitate meaningful exchange between program coordinators and Principal Investigators (PI). The site is a clearinghouse of information about MAP and related programs.

NHGRI Training programs for minority scientists: Information on NHGRI sponsored intramural and extramural programs designed to encourage the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities into genome-related research. Opportunities are available at all career levels from high school to faculty.

HHMI Training programs: Search for training opportunities in programs supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Jackson Labs Post Doctoral Training Program: Training program in genomics and mammalian genetics at the Jackson Labs in Bar Harbor, Maine.


NSF IGERT Programs: Locations of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Traineeship programs around the country.


Summer Research Program in Genomics:  Internship program in Genomic Biology at the Broad Institute in Boston, MA.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: A fairly comprehensive list of research internships an co-ops in genomics and computational biology for undergraduates. This list includes summer programs and academic year programs. The site is created and maintained by Tom Frederick at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research:The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. NIH is located in Bethesda, MD.

NSF REU programs: Search for NSF sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs.

REUs in Mathematics: A list of  REU programs in pure and applied mathematics from the American Mathematical Society.

Jackson Lab High School Summer Internship Program: A residential program for high school students and undergraduates. Students are partnered with a Jackson Lab scientist and conduct research for 8 weeks during the summer. This is a paid internship position and students receive housing and meals for the entire session.

Internships at Sandia National Laboratory:Internships and co-ops available at the Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore,CA.

Internships at HHMI Janelia Farms: Paid internship opportunities  at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm in Auburn, Virginia.

Summer Undergraduate  Research Fellowships at Caltech:Summer research internships in genomics and systems biology at Caltech in Pasadena, CA.

Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships at Caltech (MURF):Summer research internships in genomics and systems biology at Caltech for minority students.

High School

Summer High School Apprenticeship Program (SHARP): Internships in nanoscience at UC Berkeley.

Stanford Medical Youth Summer Program: Restidential Internship Program for low income students who are interested in medicine.Located on the Stanford University Campus, Palo Alto.

CCIS Summer Internship, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

UCSF Biomedical and Health Science Internships, San Francisco, CA. Sposored by the department of Pediatric Medicine.

Sandia National Lab Internships: Internships is a wide variety of research areas at a National Lab in Livermore, Ca.


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