Applications are now accepted to the the Research Internship for National High School Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), offered as a two-week or four-week programme for Qatari high school and college students passionate about science. The programme will earn participants 50 to 100 volunteer hours.

Applications are also open to the WCM-Q Research Internship for National College Students, offered as a four-week or eight-week programme and teaches laboratory and research management skills. Both internships are part of the WCM-Q Biomedical Research Training Programs for Nationals initiative.

WCM-Q Research Programmes

WCM-Q launched its biomedical research programme in 2009, focusing on diseases prevalent in the Arabian Gulf like diabetes and obesity. It has, since then, gone from strength to strength, with its researchers publishing over 1,000 scientific papers in some of the world’s leading research journals.

Qatari high school and college students are invited to apply for summer internships in the college’s laboratories as part of WCM-Q’s outreach programmes to increase the homegrown research capacity in Qatar, following the vision of Qatar Foundation. WCM-Q is part of Cornell University, an Ivy League school.

The training programmes offer students the chance to learn key research skills and to work alongside world-class professional scientists, tackling major real-life issues of high significance. These internships provide Qatari nationals with valuable opportunities to learn new skills and take the first step towards successful careers in science and research. The internships also give Qatari nationals the chance to be part of Qatar’s ongoing mission to diversify its economy, which has seen the country establish itself as a key regional scientific and educational hub in recent years.

Deadline for application for highschool and college students is on 26 May 2019. Click on this link for more information and to submit an application.