We provide teaching resources for understanding scientific problems as well as opportunities for practical laboratory experiences. Internships and job shadows allow students to explore the practical aspects of biomedical research by participating in ongoing projects and observing or learning techniques.

In addition, they provide introduction to a network of research professionals to assist in the career development of the student. Job shadow and internships are arranged between the school, student, and Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and are crafted to meet the career exploration and scientific goals of the student.

View the video below for an indepth look at one student’s internship experience at MMCRI.

Summer Student Research Program (SSRP)

The Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) offers college students a unique opportunity to conduct educational research in diverse biomedical science fields.

During the ten-week summer internship period, students participate in mentored research projects either in our basic science laboratories or working with physicians at Maine Medical Center to impact patient care or treatment outcomes.  Students also attend a comprehensive series of lectures and workshops relating to basic science and clinical research, scientific presentation skills, and ongoing research topics of our scientists.

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Please contact Liz Bergst at bergse@mmc.org for more information about these opportunities.