Qatari high school and college students with passion for science are invited to apply for internship at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q).

WCM-Q launched its biomedical research programme in 2009, focusing on diseases prevalent in the Arabian Gulf like diabetes and obesity. It has gone from strength to strength, with its researchers publishing more than 800 scientific papers in some of the world’s leading journals.

Qatari high school and college students are invited to apply for summer internship, part of WCM-Q’s outreach programme to increase the local homegrown research capacity in Qatar.

Yassir Hussain, Assistant Director of Research Training and Outreach at WCM-Q, said that these internships are a great opportunity for young people considering a career in the sciences.

The training programmes offer students the chance to learn key research skills and to work alongside professional scientists to tackle major real-life issues. WCM-Q is part of Cornell University, an Ivy League school, and for Qatari nationals these internships are a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and take the first step towards a career as scientists.’

WCM-Q’s Research Internship for National High School Students is offered as a two-week or four-week programme that earns participants 50 to 100 volunteer hours.

The Research Internship for National College Students runs both laboratory skills and research management skills. Both internships are part of the Biomedical Research Training Programmes for Qataris.

Dr Khaled Machaca, Associate Dean for Research at WCM-Q, said that these programme offers valuable work experience.

Qatar aims to diversify its economy away from a dependence on hydrocarbons towards a sustainable, knowledge-based economy. The country is fast-becoming a scientific and educational hub in the region and Weill Cornell is contributing significantly to these efforts in the biomedical sciences, by sharing our expertise and creating the next generation of physicians and researchers.

Check this link for more information about the Research Internship for National High School Students or the Research Internship for National College Students.