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Our graduates pursue study in a variety of disciplines. In addition to fundamental skills necessary for success in any career, our Center focuses on leadership, ethical behavior patterns, and real-world challenges.


As a culminating activity, students are required to complete an unpaid internship during the second semester of their senior year. The goal for the internship is two fold: to give the students a meaningful, hands-on experience in a career area of personal interest and to examine the leadership styles exhibited at this particular business.



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Internship Objectives:


  • Provide students with hands-on experiences

  • Expose students to possible career goals and paths

  • Facilitate networking opportunities in the field and community

  • Demonstrate real-life leadership models and styles

  • Offer opportunities for students to practice the skills learned in Leadership classes

  • Mentor and offer guidance to students via relationships with internship hosts



 "I had no idea what to expect as a high school intern in a molecular genetics research lab at the Massey Cancer Center. I hardly knew anything about cancer biology, and I thought it would take me awhile to learn the ropes. But on the first day I jumped right in and learned pipetting techniques, how to pass cells, and how to run DNA gels. It was more than I could have asked for; it put me ahead of some of my peers at Johns Hopkins University and helped me land a spot in Dr. Denis Wirtz’s lab in the spring of my freshman year.



Matthew Williams, Graduate




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