Educational programs

The Jackson Laboratory offers educational programs for scientists at various stages in their careers—from talented high school students investigating genetic diseases to experienced researchers defining the cutting edge of genomics research. Our new Clinical and Continuing Education Program expands the audience to include clinicians who are interested in incorporating genetics and genomics into their thinking and practices.


Clinical and Continuing Education Program

Educational programs and clinical tools designed for future and currently practicing health professionals.

JAX Postdoctoral Scholar Program

This selective program is an intellectually rigorous and challenging opportunity for early career scientists to become critical thinkers in preparation for scientific research, policy and entrepreneurial positions.

Cooperative Predoctoral Program

Our predoctoral training program offering opportunities for PhD research and training in diverse areas, in cooperation with degree-granting academic programs such as Tufts University and the University of Maine.

Academic year teacher's sabbatical

Teachers get a hands-on, in-depth year of learning and research to help them integrate their experience into their teaching.

Master of Science in Teaching program

This is a content-rich, research-based master’s program for secondary science and mathematics teachers offered in conjunction with the University of Maine Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research.

Summer Student program

Outstanding students from all walks of life conduct biomedical research as apprentices in the laboratories of scientists.

High school internship

This program offers local Maine students with a strong interest in science and mathematics an opportunity to work "at the bench" under the sponsorship of a scientist.

Undergraduate and Graduate internships

Students work full-time to gain familiarity with all aspects of a research project: designing the project, implementing the research plan, analyzing data, and reporting results.

Maine State Science Fair

The Jackson Laboratory coordinates the Maine State Science Fair.


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