Internship History

2016 JJ Vance Interns

Congratulations to the 2016 JJ Vance summer Interns: Gloria Alfonso – School for Advanced Studies, Genesis Dias – Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Michael Dorsey – School for Advanced Studies, Ryan Guillen – Ransom Everglades, Lordean Gustinvil – Coral Reef Senior High School, Mayra Martinez – Archimedean Upper Conservatory, Regina Monteavaro – G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, Nathalie Ramos – G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, Warren Sapp – Fort Lauderdale Senior High School, Paola Valinski – Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Michael Wei – Robert Morgan Educational Center.

Students spent an intense and educational eight weeks working alongside faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and staff in the labs, computing and analyzing data, and learning about genomics and genetics research.

The JJ Vance internship offers rising seniors from South Florida-area high schools a unique opportunity to be directly involved in scientific research. The interns were selected from an extremely competitive applicant pool. Nearly 120 students representing 40 different high schools applied to this year’s program. On August 12th, the 11 interns presented and shared their results at a research luncheon attended by approximately 60 of their friends, families, teachers, mentors, Hussman Institute staff members, and fellow interns.

The 2016 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internships have been made possible with support from the JJ Vance Foundation, the Hussman Foundation, and a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NINDS).