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CCOP Opportunities in Research Engagement (CORE) 

Our next research internship will run in Fall 2024! 

Program Goals

  1. To improve scientific training for community college students and enhance their practical knowledge of science and research.

  2. To bolster the scientific training of students who are passionate about science.

  3. To develop the first scientific community for the students via networking events.

  4. To enhance students’ understanding of further education in science and potential career paths. 

Program Description

CORE (CCOP Opportunities in Research Engagement) is a 10-week research internship program for community college students. Every year, our program runs three sessions, Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), and Fall (September to November). To support students’ financial needs, we provide a stipend based on Stanford’s salary range.
To accommodate students’ class schedules, the Spring and Fall sessions are designed to be 10 hours in-person lab time per week, while Summer sessions are a 40 hour per week commitment. Students in the program will be treated as valued colleagues and will be taught about science and how to conduct research by their laboratory mentor. During the program, students will be participating in two workshops on reading a scientific paper and on giving a talk. At the end of the program, students will present their projects at a research symposium. 

Who are we looking for? If you are: 

  • Someone who is curious about the world and especially about science 

  • Someone who enjoys problem solving

  • Someone who demonstrates independence/responsibility in areas of your life 

  • Someone who is proactive and willing to take on new tasks with instruction 

  • Someone who is interested in helping others

  • Someone who is flexible and open-minded about the future

  • Someone who has genuine interest in research and in Biology 

  • Someone who has adequate time to devote to the internship

For more information, please keep an eye on our application portal during each session (generally available about six weeks before each session starts).

End-of-Session Symposium

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