The Apprenticeship Program
(for High School Students)
High School Students who are interested in learning advanced techniques in biotechnology and molecular biology may apply for this after-school program– see the Internship/Co-Op Program page for more details on ‘what to expect.’ Although high school students will be trained alongside college students, the curriculum is less involved and is primarily an instructional / shadowing experience. In some circumstances, depending on the advanced-level of the student, hands-on experience may be involved.
Science teachers, please contact us to schedule a tour of our lab with your students!
Curriculum Hours (please request early dismissal from your school):
(even) Wednesdays 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
Competency Lab Techniques (with a pizza break)
(odd) Wednesdays 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
Reading Scientific Articles & Playing Educational Bio/Chem Cards & Board Games (with a pizza break)
(every) Friday 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Journal Club (group presentations of scientific papers)
The Apprenticeship Program is a volunteer experience for students who are interested in STEM career fields. Students will receive an acknowledgment Award (Certificate of Credit-Hours Accomplished) every semester and/or summer for cumulative hours completed in the program.
Preferential consideration for acceptance into the Apprenticeship Program will be given to AP students with at least one Letter of Recommendation.
Orientation (on-boarding) starts on the second Saturday morning of January, June, or September (followed by a pizza lunch break). The program is a rolling application process, and candidates may be invited to start at other times under special circumstances.