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The Monell Science Apprenticeship Program’s mission is to stimulate an interest in biomedical science or medicine as careers – particularly in groups typically underrepresented in science, including females, ethnic or racial minorities, and the economically disadvantaged. Our program is consistently listed in the 50 Best Pre-college Summer Science Programs for High School Students by Best College Reviews

With your support, our current summer program includes:

  • At least seven weeks of paid full-time structured research activity with a Monell scientist.
  • A public conference where apprentices present their research to scientific staff, family members, and friends.
  • Enrichment activities that include lectures on scientific topics; public speaking and written communication; and ethical principles guiding human and animal research.
  • Opportunities to learn about different careers in medicine and science.

Program Requirements

Students interested in applying to MSAP must:

  • Have a strong interest in science and research
  • Be currently enrolled in a high school or undergraduate institution
  • Be able to prove eligibility to work in the United States
  • Applicants need to be from the greater Philadelphia area, including Camden, NJ

For more information…

See the applicationprogram highlights, and FAQs.

Contact Information

Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to


Research Offering Type

Internship, Research Assistant



Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, LPS, Nursing, Wharton