Applications are open for Helios Scholars at TGen

Do you want to experience what it’s really like to be a scientist?

Helios Scholars at TGen is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to incoming and continuing undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students who have studied at an Arizona high school, college, or university. Interns work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease and cancer. At TGen North in Flagstaff, interns focus their summer research on public health and pathogens such as Valley Fever and antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Applications close Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Internships are available in all areas of translational bioscience: laboratory research, computational biology and bioinformatics, mathematics and statistics, and research administration.

As a part of the comprehensive program, Helios Scholars also: attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about bioscience career options, practice scientific writing, present their research, attend social networking events, and create a scientific poster.

The program capstone is a formal research symposium where interns present their project results and reflect on what they have accomplished during their tenure at TGen. Several interns are nominated to deliver oral presentations at the event.

Past interns boast an array of impressive accomplishments: published scientific abstracts and manuscripts, top national student rankings, acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools, and national awards and scholarships. 




To be eligible, a 2024 applicant must: 

  1. Be at least 16 years of age by June 10, 2024;
  2. Be eligible to work in the United States;*
  3. Be a full-time college/university student during the Fall 2024 semester (undergraduate, graduate and medical school students are all eligible);
  4. Be a graduate of an Arizona high school by June 10, 2024, OR currently attend a college/university in Arizona;** and
  5. Be available to work 40 hours per week (excluding weekends) from June 10 – August 2, 2024.

*TGen will not directly sponsor any visas. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire any required work authorization documentation before the start of the program.

**Current Arizona high school sophomores and juniors, please apply for TGen Bioscience Leadership Academy.


Posted in AZBio News.