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Hepatitis B Foundation Student Research Intern Program

Mission Statement of the Hepatitis B Foundation The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community and the general public. Objectives of the Student Research Intern Program The Hepatitis B Foundation, in a partnership with the Drexel Institute for Biotechnology and Virology Research (DIBVR), provides a unique opportunity for junior and senior college students in its paid Student Research Internship Program. Eligible students spend 10 weeks in this innovative, educational program that give students that are considering graduate school, medical school or industrial research careers the possibility to gain a personal perspective on the scientific process from formulating and testing hypotheses, to working with a faculty advisor in a state-of-the-art research laboratory. By pairing a DVC student with HBF professionals, students will gain firsthand experience in professional research, other scholarly activities, or outreach services at the HBF and its IHVR. This unique experience allows participants the opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the entire scientific process: from formulating and testing hypotheses, to working with an advisor in a state-of-the-art research laboratory or outreach office. Expectations of the Student Research Intern A stipend of $3,500 is offered for the 10-week program. Students will be required to arrange their own housing and transportation to and from the research center. Interns are expected to participate in faculty supervised research projects as well as other scholarly activities at the Center, including attendance at seminars from professional scientists and research discussion groups. At the end of the program, students are required to prepare a project abstract summarizing their work and present their data to their peers and to HBF/IHVR advisors and staff.

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HEPATITIS B FOUNDATION CAUSE FOR A CURE 3805 Old Easton Road Doylestown, PA 18902

Email: Phone: (215) 489-4900 Fax: 215-489-4313

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