Post-Bac Eligibility & Application

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Post-Bac Internship Program Must:
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (proof of permanent residency must be provided).
• Carry health insurance during the 3 months of the internship. No exceptions.
• Be one or more of the following:

‣ A member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander or Multiracial/Biracial)
‣ A first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
‣ A low-income student as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
‣ A disabled student according to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Ideal Applicants for the Summer Program Should:
Have earned a bachelor’s degree by the start of the internship program
• Be interested in or have plans to attend a graduate degree program in biostatistics
• Have a strong background and interest in quantitative subjects such as mathematics, statistics, or computer science
• Be in good academic standing with a strong GPA, and have completed coursework in calculus

Application Requirements

• Completed Application Form
• Resume
• Official Transcript(s)
• Two Letters of Recommendation, preferably from faculty members who can attest to the applicant’s overall suitability for research, motivation, and classroom performance
A Personal Statement describing background, experience and reason for interest in the program (1,000 words or less)

Application Procedure

A completed electronic application form and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, are reviewed on a rolling basis (ideally by February 1); however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible to strengthen your chances of being selected. The program typically accepts 2-3 participants. You will be asked to upload PDF files of your resume, personal statement, transcripts from all colleges attended, and a scanned copy of your medical insurance card, if currently insured.

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