Max Planck Florida Institute Summer Research Internships

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

  • $0

  • June 13 2016

  • New dates coming soon

  • 10th - 12th

  • No


Open to high school students preparing to enter their junior or senior year, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) Summer Research Internship offers aspiring scientists an immersive laboratory experience with MPFI researchers. This six-week internship is designed for students with an interest in brain structure, function and development, and the advanced imaging techniques and technologies used in neuroscience. Interns will participate in research projects alongside MPFI scientists, prepare a written scientific abstract based on their research project and deliver a short presentation at the end of the summer. Max Planck offers students the opportunity to take part in intensive neuroscience research in the laboratory. л_Students willл_gain experience doing hands-on _СТwet lab_Сќ techniques such as genetic engineering, microbiology preparations, histological staining, and microscopy. л_These techniques are a subset of methodologies used to answers basic research questions about the structure and function of neural circuits. Students with a strong background in biological and chemical sciences are well suited for this track. New imaging technologies used for probing the brain generate large volumes of complex data. To successfully analyze and interpret these data poses a unique challenge requiring skills from many disciplines. As a result, Max Planck offers students with a background in computer programming (particularly with Matlab and Java) the opportunity to work on projects developing software programs for use in image analysis. Students with a strong background in mathematics, physics, and programming are well suited for this track. Students interested in gaining knowledge in mechanical engineering and design, as well as obtaining experience with machining toolsл_may apply for an internship in our Mechanical Workshop. Interns are trained by expert machinists to design and create custom parts, using a CAD program called SolidWorks.л_ These parts are then used to enable cutting-edgeл_neuroscience research at the institute. All applications are to be completed online via the application link at the bottom of this page. The following are required forл_application (submit files in PDF format only): Digital files may be submitted via email toл_education at Files submitted via email should contain the applicant name and program title in the Subject line (e.g. Subject: Jane Doe _СР High School Research Internship) Question 1: In 500 words or less, please explain how participating in aл_summer research internship at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience will help you achieve your educational goals. Question 2: In 500 words or less, please describe your interest in one or two of theл_topics listed below:

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Jupiter, Florida


June 13 2016

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Grade Levels

10th / 11th / 12th

Last Updated on

August 9 2017

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Start Date

June 13 2016

End Date

July 22 2016

Deadline Date

New dates coming soon


No multiple sessions

Technology, Engineering and Math