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Manulife Kids Science

StAR Internship

The Student Advancement Research (StAR) program provides provides Black, Filipino, and Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) high school students with a first-hand perspective of the research underway at SickKids. The program takes place over six weeks in the summer.

Students will work full-time as part of this paid research internship program, and will take on a small research project with the guidance of their lab mentor(s). At the end of the internship, students will share what they have learned by presenting their projects 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 & Technology program.

Program eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • At least 16 years old by start date and in high school Grade 11 or 12
  • Must have previously taken Grade 11/12 Biology and Chemistry
  • Black, Filipino, or Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (must have a valid Social Insurance Number card)
  • Must be able to complete an immunization form when accepted into the program

Key dates

  • Program date: July to mid-August 2019 (7 hours/day and 5 days/week)
  • Program location: SickKids labs, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning labs
  • Application available online: January 2019
  • Application due date: February 24, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

**Please note: Applications are now closed for Summer 2019**

Download the 2019 StAR Application Form