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Did i really get an internship?

iamamartainiamamartain 167 replies28 threads Junior Member
edited June 2010 in High School Life
So i got this summer "internship" program, at least that is what they are calling it, at a nation wide recognized cancer research center which happens to be in my city.

Would colleges really consider this a legit internship program because I am in high school and I have never heard of a high school student getting an internship?

I'm not doing this just so I can put it on my application, I genuinely want to learn about what goes on at the place, but how much more appetizing does this make my application to top tier colleges such as the Ivies?
edited June 2010
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  • iamamartainiamamartain 167 replies28 threads Junior Member
    Anyone know anything about this?
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  • toxic93toxic93 2563 replies121 threads Senior Member
    Well, my school has connections at major businesses and a few selected students get a paid internship at major businesses like Ernst & Young, Tiffany & Co, Metlife, etc. I'm happy I live in NYC for reasons like that. They did say it's not common for teens to get an internship because they must have connections. So yes, it can be legit and can make your application stand out a little. And, if you had a good experience it can make a nice essay topic.
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  • 082349082349 2143 replies85 threads Senior Member
    Are you doing research? If so, I would call it a research program instead.
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  • iamamartainiamamartain 167 replies28 threads Junior Member
    I guess i am going to be doing research but they're calling it an internship.
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  • IlikeyouIlikeyou 416 replies50 threads Junior Member
    What is this "nation wide recognized cancer research center"?
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