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02/02 - Deadline to apply for the 2018 Young Innovators Program

posted Jan 2, 2018, 7:02 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Jan 2, 2018, 8:55 AM ]

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The Eshelman Institute and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Young Innovators Program!


What is the Young Innovators Program?

The Young Innovators Program is an eight-week paid summer internship for high school students offered by the Eshelman Institute for Innovation and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Interns work side-by-side with faculty on cutting-edge and innovative research in an immersive laboratory environment. Interns may work on developing new therapies to cure cancer, designing a virtual patient to enhance the education of health professionals, using 3D printing technology to deliver drugs that prevent the transmission of HIV, and so much more.


Why the Young Innovators Program? Beyond getting paid to gain hands-on laboratory and research experience, interns participate in various team building, career development and interdisciplinary activities. Interns will tour innovative spaces like Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and BeAM Makerspaces, participate in roundtable discussions with STEM professionals and explore the many academic and research opportunities available at UNC Chapel Hill.


How to Apply Students can submit an online application for the 2018 Young Innovators Program now through February 2, 2018. Please visit for more information on how to apply.

For more information on the Young Innovators Program, visit our website at You can also watch our program trailer at