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The iCLEM application is now closed for the 2016 summer program. The iCLEM website will eventually be moving to the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology is an eight-week paid summer internship program for high-potential, low-income high school sophomores and juniors. Developed in partnership with UC Berkeley and the Joint BioEnergy Institute, the program seeks to broaden students' understanding of biotechnology and the careers available in this field. In addition to basic science and research, the program also exposes students to career exploration and preparation for the college application process, including field trips to local biotech companies, career talks with scientists and engineers, writing a college personal statement, meeting college admission and financial aid experts, and visiting college campuses. Students are paid a stipend of $2000 upon successful completion of the program.

While the application process is rigorous, we place primary importance on the student's application, the teachers' recommendation, and the student's strong desire to learn biotech research skills and work hard during the summer. The student's GPA is considered, but it is not a major factor in our selection process.

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ICLEM students, class of 2014: Berkeley Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, © 2014 The Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The iCLEM application is now closed for the 2016 summer program. The iCLEM website will eventually be moving to the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).

These eligibility requirements are not flexible. You must meet ALL requirements in order to apply for the program. If you do not, your application will not be reviewed.

To qualify for iCLEM, students must have a deep interest in science, technology, engineering or math, be a current high school sophomore or junior, reside and attend school in Alameda, San Francisco, or Contra Costa counties. Other eligibility requirements are as follows:

- GPA of 2.5 or higher on 4.0 scale

- Completed year of high school Biology and Algebra 1 by June 2016 (with Chemistry and Geometry recommended)

- be a US citizen or permanent US resident (with green card)

- be 16 years of age or older by June 1, 2016

- be from a family whose total household income is $75,000 or less

The program will require a training on Tuesday, June 21, and runs from June 27 - August 11.

For questions or additional information, please contact Rochelle Urban, JBEI Education Program Manager.