Samuels Family Latino and African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP)

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LA-HIP Program

Samuels Family Latino and African-American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP)

LA-HIP is a biomedical summer research and college preparatory program for Latino and African American senior high school students who live or attend school in South or East Los Angeles. The goal of the program is to train students in the art of biomedical research and promote their careers to become future scientists or academic physicians.  

WHAT DO LA-HIP INTERNS DO IN THE LABORATORY?

Our interns work for seven weeks in biomedical research labs under the direction of scientists performing hands-on experiments relevant to childhood diseases, including cancer, bacterial or viral infection, cardiovascular diseases and many more. Students investigate how the fish heart regenerates after an injury, how cancer cells metastasize, how microscopic bugs invade and harm the brain of premature babies or figure out how the brain works. Everybody gets to do their own experiments that most undergraduate students only can dream about.


COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM

LA-HIP is also a college preparatory program and guides its interns through the complex college application process. Extra help with SAT and writing a personal statement as well as professional college and financial aid counseling strengthen the student’s college applications.
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WHO ARE THE INTERNS?

Our interns have an interest in science, human health and engineering. They tend to be curious. They want to figure out how things work and aren’t content to watch others doing the work.  

PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT

The Samuels Family LA-HIP is named in honor of longtime hospital supporters and philanthropists, Lori and Theodore R. “Ted” Samuels who have provided philanthropic support for LA-HIP. Ted Samuels currently serves as our board Co-Chair and member of the Board of Trustees.

 


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APPLY TO LA-HIP

To apply for LA-HIP (Latino & African-American High School Internship Program), students must:

  • Be a current high school junior.
  • Live or attend high school in South or East Los Angeles.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Have an interest in science as evidenced by courses taken.
  • Be committed to rigorous learning.


Application Process

Your Grade Point Average (GPA) isn’t the only thing we consider.  We look at the whole student.


Applications will be accepted on October 1, 2013 to February 2, 2014.

Letters of recommendation will be accepted from:

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • School Administrator


 

CONTACT US

LA-HIP
Mercedes Gonzalez
(Email)
Program Coordinator, LA-HIP
The Saban Research Institute
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #84
Los Angeles, CA  90027
Fax: 323-361-8054

323-361-8615 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP


Emil Bogenmann, PhD, EdD 

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