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Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Internship

Welcome to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Homepage! 

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has faculty involved in many relevant, interesting research areas with state-of-the art labs and equipment.  The SABR Program is an excellent educational opportunity, with a commitment to fostering its intern's desire for science and research.  Our program is intended for undergraduate students or current graduates who wish to gain more research experience before entering graduate school. 

The SABR program will introduce its interns to a full-time work schedule, which can be a first-time experience for many. During these 10 weeks, our interns will be exposed to the life of a graduate student, as well as learn to become more independent and self-autonomous.  Along the way, interns will be helped by their mentor, graduate students, other lab staff members, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' administration.

This opportunity is open to US residents only at this time. 

Before you commit to joining the 2018 SABR Program, please review the guidelines below.

Guidelines for the SABR paid internship:

1. A full stipend is predicated on the 10-week period; payment dates are July 1st and August 1st. The SABR Program typically begins the first week in June and ends the first week of August.  The stipend for this 10-week program is $3800.

2. A typical workweek will consist of at least 40 hours – sometimes more, if your experiments require. (Night or weekend hours may be necessary). You will work with your mentor to create a daily/weekly schedule to support your experiments and research. Your lunch hour should not exceed 60 minutes. Anytime you are going to be 30+ minutes late or are sick, you must to notify the GSBS office (806-743-2556) and your mentor or lab.

3. Due to the large amount of time spent in the lab each week, students will be unable to concurrently take summer school classes or work a second job.

4. Orientation, Safety Training, and Tuesday/Thursday seminars are REQUIRED Attendance; NO EXCEPTIONS. You may access the SABR schedule at any time online.  Any time you will not be attending due to sickness, you must notify the GSBS office prior to the event. (Please try to arrive a few minutes early so we may start all functions on time).

5. The SABR Program is designed to complete your research project in a 10-week timeframe. Working on your own research project will be an immersing experience for the entire duration. Time off during the 10 weeks is only approved by GSBS in emergency situations.

6. You are required to attend and participate in the entire Final Research Symposium. Travel plans are to be made accordingly.  (Interns will prepare an abstract during the 10-week program and present their findings at this symposium).

7. Most importantly, our SABR Program is for you to learn new ideas, learn new techniques, meet new friends, grow independently and to have a great summer!

You will be richly rewarded for your dedication and hard work, and we hope to have you join us this summer! 

The Summer 2018 application is open and will close February 15th, 2018. Apply online at

Rather than selecting SABR for the academic program of interest for your account, select the eventual graduate program of interest (for example, Biomedical Sciences PhD). Then after your account is complete, you can select the Summer Internships application for SABR.



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