Field trips: Tour the Ragon Institute labs at Charlestown and attend a presentation with a Ragon researcher or faculty member. This half-day field trip gives a glimpse of HIV research in action and encourages careers in science.
Research: High school students linked to Project Success at Harvard or other schools can apply for an 8-12 week summer program internship. Projects will be limited to work that does not involve infectious agents according to MGH guidelines for work done by minors. 1 or 2 positions are open each summer.
As part of the 8-10 week Summer Program along with an independent part- time research project during the school year, undergraduate students are encouraged in independent research toward the fulfillment of an undergraduate thesis.
Masters students from US or foreign universities can apply for an 8-month (or more) research project at the Ragon Institute under the mentorship of a Ragon faculty member. Upon completion, a 30-page report and oral presentation of the work are usually required by the university from which the student will graduate.
Ph.D. or Medical Students
U.S. Ph.D. and international medical students affiliated with local programs such as Harvard BBS, Virology, Immunology and HST Ph.D., or other MD/Ph.D. programs and any other HMS, HSPH or MIT or other local university Ph.D. programs can apply for a rotation or longer training.
International students need to be affiliated with a university that allows Ph.D. training in the U.S. and can apply for a Ph. D. training. Ph.D. students from University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) need to coordinate their training in Boston with their supervisor in Durban and co-mentor in Boston.
Open International Positions
Masters Applications for Systems Biology Research | K-RITH (South Africa) | description (pdf) | apply here
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, K-RITH (South Africa) | description (pdf) | apply here