High school internship program

Part of The Jackson Laboratory's mission is to train and educate the next generation of scientists. The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island High Schools believe that education goes beyond the classroom. A partnership was formed between the three institutions offering students with a strong interest in science and mathematics an opportunity to work "at the bench" under the sponsorship of a research scientist.

The program runs from mid-September to mid-May and is open to local high school students.  All interns write a research proposal, learn techniques, and work on their project - gathering and interpreting data with guidance from their mentors. In the final month of the program, interns write a 10-15 page paper and prepare a 15 minute platform presentation. The platform presentations are given at the Annual Jackson Laboratory High School Internship Symposium in mid-May.

Please contact Don Grieco for an application

Don Grieco
Science Teacher
MDI High School
PO Box 180
Mt Desert, ME 04660
Ph: 207-288-5011 x314
Education Office
The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Ph: 207-288-6924