Posted on February 18, 2020

Qatari high school and college students with a love of science are invited to apply for a summer research internship at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), a leading biomedical research institution.

Applications are now open for the WCM-Q Research Internship for National High School Students, which is offered as a two-week or four-week program that earns participants 50 to 100 volunteer hours. Applications are also open for the WCM-Q Research Internship for National College Students, which is offered as a four-week or eight-week program and teaches both laboratory skills and research management skills. Both internships are part of WCM-Q’s Biomedical Research Training Programs for Nationals initiative.

WCM-Q launched its biomedical research program in 2009, with a stated focus on diseases that are prevalent in Qatar and the region, like diabetes and obesity. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, with its researchers publishing more than 1,000 scientific papers in some of the world’s leading research journals. Qatari high school and college students are invited to apply for the summer internships in the college’s laboratories as part of WCM-Q’s outreach programs and its ambition, under the Qatar Foundation umbrella, to increase local, homegrown research capacity in Qatar. WCM-Q is an overseas location of Cornell University, an Ivy League school.

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The training programs offer students the chance to learn key research skills and to work alongside world-class professional scientists to tackle major scientific problems of high significance. These internships provide Qatari nationals with valuable opportunities to learn new skills and take the first step towards successful careers in science and research. The internships also give Qatari nationals the chance to be a part of Qatar’s ongoing mission to diversify its economy, which has seen the country establish itself as a key regional scientific and educational hub in recent years. This training program is supported by the Biomedical Research Program, which is funded by Qatar Foundation.

The deadline to apply for both the Research Internship for National High School Students and the Research Internship for National College Students is Thursday, May 7, 2020.

For more information and to submit an application, visit https://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/research/research-training-programs/overview.

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