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Manulife Kids Science

StAR Internship

The Student Advancement Research (StAR) program provides high school students who are of Black or Indigenous (First Nation, Inuk, Metis) heritage with a first-hand perspective of the research currently underway at SickKids. The goal of this program is to provide students with a unique work experience over six weeks in the summer.

Students are expected to work full-time, as part of this paid research internship program, and will have the opportunity to take on a small research project with the guidance of their research lab mentor(s). At the end of their internship, the students will have the opportunity to share what they have learned by presenting their research project at the Research Showcase at SickKids. As part of this program, students will also have access to other science career and research experiences through the Manulife Kids Science program.

Program eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • At least 16 years old by start date (July 3, 2018) and in high school grade 11 or 12
  • Must be of Black or Indigenous (First Nation, Inuk, Metis) heritage
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (must have a valid SIN card)
  • Must be able to complete an immunization form when accepted into the program

Key dates

  • Program date: July to mid-August 2018 (7 hours/day and 5 days/week)
  • Program location: SickKids labs, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning labs
  • Application available online: Early December 2017
  • Application due date: January 28, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

**Applications must be emailed to: kidsscience@sickkids.ca before 11:59 p.m. on January 28, 2018. A select number of students will be chosen for interviews at SickKids, and 8-10 students will be selected for the program by April 2018.**

Download the 2018 StAR Application Form (Note: This is a read-only form)