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Marymount High School Internship Program

Summer 2013 Where scholarship meets curiosity, ingenuity and inquiry


Introduction The impact on a girl’s future made in high school when she is exposed to a mentor is unparalleled. Girls need to see and be encouraged by leaders and to have experience in “real world” settings as they seek to discover their future. As we say: “Girls have to see it to be it.” It is our pleasure to present to you these opportunities, which will take place at UCLA, a world-class research institution right across the street from us, and at other universities and centers throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Jacqueline Landry Head of School

Marymount will offer a number of internships in several different fields, ranging from Neuroscience to Art Conservation and Animation to Public Policy and Public Health, in sites throughout the Los Angeles area. Consider using this summer to deepen your knowledge of a field or to learn about something completely new. These internship opportunities are available to students who want to focus on a particular area of interest for approximately four weeks during the summer. Hands-on learning and access to professionals are at the center of this experience. A variety of fields of study are available to choose from as students undertake the application process for internships in Science, Humanities, Medicine, the Arts, Public Health and Public Policy.


Application Process

Identify one or several internship opportunities you are interested in and carefully complete the application form. Submit application to Ms. McQueen by Monday, March 18, 2013. Students who are selected as “Finalists� for the program will interview for prospective internships. Final decisions will be made by or prior to Friday, April 19, 2013.


Science & Medicine UCLA Medical School - Department of Neuroscience Multiple Sclerosis Program Mentor: Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl Dr. Voskuhl is a widely recognized expert in the study of the immunology of Multiple Sclerosis. Overview & Requirements: • Lab work with Dr. Voskuhl • Participation in lectures and patient rounds • Exposure to the many facets of medical research • Open to one student

UCLA Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Department of Neuroscience Multiple Sclerosis Program Mentor: Dr. Nancy L. Sicotte Dr. Sicotte is MS Program Director & Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Cedars-Sinai. She focuses her research on the mechanisms underlying the progression of multiple sclerosis and is the principal investigator on numerous MS clinical trials. Overview & Requirements: • Work closely in Dr. Sicotte’s lab and conduct patient intake for an ongoing clinical trial • Labwork at Cedars-Sinai • Interest in PRE MED • Five-week internship - mid/late June to mid/late July • Open to one student selected by Dr. Sicotte


Science & Medicine UCLA Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Mentor: Dr. Chris Cooper Dr. Cooper is Professor of Medicine and Physiology in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Overview & Requirements: • Work in a medical laboratory where studies are being conducted using human subjects in order to determine the most effective ways to treat pulmonary disease and to address lung function in different environments. • Work directly with other interns, college and medical students as well as fellows involved with work in Dr. Cooper’s lab at UCLA’s medical school. • Dates to be agreed upon with Dr. Cooper but are likely to be mid to late June to mid to late July four to five days a week - 25-30 hours per week. • Open to two students


Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles Mentor: Eileen Decker Ms. Decker is Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety. She formerly served as a federal prosecutor for 14 years, specializing in terrorism prosecutions as well as an attorney with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher focusing on business litigation in state and federal courts.

“The Conference is the annual meeting of local Homeland Security and emergency management professionals from the Nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It has become the best attended and most highly anticipated homeland security and emergency management conference of the year as it focuses on all emergency response disciplines at all levels of government.”

Overview & Requirements: • Assisting the National Homeland Security Association with the planning and hosting of the National Homeland Security Conference that takes place in early June as well as day-to-day operations allowing interns to gain an understanding of the operations of this department as it seeks to address myriad public safety and security issues in the greater Los Angeles area • Early June-June 30 • Open to four students


Public Health & Public Policy UCLA Women’s Health Education & Resource Center Mentor: Julie A. Friedman, MPH, CHES Ms. Friedman is Director of the Iris Cantor UCLA Women’s Health Education and Resource Center. She is very knowledgeable in the conception, planning, execution and evaluation of evidence-based community initiatives such as women’s health, child development and community health advocacy. Overview & Requirements: • Work on a project focused on women’s health and the environment • Assist in identifying patient and consumer education materials • Helping to prepare a structured format to get feedback on the materials from members of the community who come from diverse backgrounds • Assisting in the planning of a fall conference • Dates to be agreed upon with Julie Friedman but are likely to be mid June to late July and approximately 25 hours per week • Open to rising Juniors and Seniors

Clinica Oscar Romero Mentor: Dr. Maria Ayala “The management, staff, and Board of Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero are mission-driven to provide quality health care, health education, and community advocacy on behalf of the underserved men, women and children of Greater Los Angeles. Health care is a human right and Clinica Romero works to ensure access to it for all people regardless of their ability to pay. A majority of the administrative, clinical and counseling staff are from the ethnic communities served by Clinica Romero, which guarantees solidarity of purpose, ability to communicate and empathic care.” Overview & Requirements: • Experience will include daily contact with patients at Clinica Oscar Romero • Shadow doctors and provide direct service and care to patients • Must be fluent in Spanish or have a very strong command of the Spanish language to communicate with patients and staff at the clinic • A unique internship experience for students interested in medicine and the many challenges facing health care professionals in large cities such as Los Angeles • Six-week internship • Early to mid June until the end of July (could also be late June to mid August) • Open to one student


History UCLA Department of History Mentor: Dr. Brenda Stevenson Dr. Brenda Stevenson has been the Chair of the Department of History at UCLA and currently holds the position of Chair of the Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies at UCLA. Overview & Requirements: • A summer seminar course with Dr. Stevenson at UCLA with a focus on American History, specifically an examination of slavery using primary sources • The seminar will include research and research writing • Must be highly motivated and strong in the area of history and research • Mid June - late July • Open to two students


Arts Arts Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, Animation Department Mentor: José Garcia-Moreno, Animation Department Chair Mr. Garcia-Moreno is the Chair of the Department of Animation for Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. As a recipient of both a Fulbright Scholarship and a MacArthur Foundation Grant, he has created award-winning works recognized in the most important film festivals in the world. Overview & Requirements: • The opportunity to participate in an animation workshop working directly with José Garcia-Moreno • Learn the fundamentals of film animation including the creation of an animated short film • Basic knowledge of the “animation thinking” process • Mastery of the process applied to the production of a series of different storyboard projects • Use of the notions of character, setting and plot • Conceptualization of composition, camera shots and angles • Learn how to convey visual ideas in an aesthetically pleasing manner • Workshop held June 17 to July 12, three days a week, four hours a day • Open to ten students

The Getty Conservation Institute Mentor: Ms. Susan Macdonald, GCI Field Projects Head “The Getty Conservation Institute works to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. It serves the conservtion community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the Conservation Institute focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.” Overview & Requirements: • Experience work with Ms. Macdonald, the GCI Field Projects Head • Develop a project and/or area of focus based on the work that the Institute does and the student’s interests relative to this work • Four-week internship • Open to two students


Science Camps To apply for the Science Camps please read the information below.

UCLA Nano Science Camp The California Nano Science Institute (CNSI) An exclusive summer workshop for high school students who would like to further their knowledge in advance science and technology. The five-day program will include hands-on experiments developed by UCLA graduate and postdoctoral researchers. Student activities include lectures, scientific instrumentation training and science career mentorship along the unique opportunity to “explore science inquiries similar to those investigated by UCLA scientists in ongoing research projects and to perform experiments using vigorous scientific methodology and techniques.� To register please follow this link: http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/nanoscience/overview.htm

A FEE is associated with this Nano Science Lab Program and is the sole responsibility of the applicant. UCLA Neuroscience Camp The summer program is an instructional course for introducing basic neuroscience and related experiments, techniques, and analytical tools. Open to three selected high school students, ages 16 years or older, for a one-week internship. Further information including exact dates and registration deadlines are forth coming. Contact Ms. McQueen for updates.


Application Marymount High School Internship Program Application 2013 Application Due Date: MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 Submit your application via email to mmcqueen@mhs-la.org AND hard copy directly to Ms. MaryAnn McQueen. The Marymount High School Internship Program was established to provide outstanding high school students with opportunities to work closely with academic, medical and arts-related professionals over approximately four weeks during the summer. These internships will provide an opportunity for students to engage in hands-on learning in a variety of settings. To be eligible to apply for the program, students must be sixteen years of age (as of June 13, 2013) and a rising 11th or 12th grader at Marymount High School although some opportunites are available to rising 10th graders. See brochure for details. If you wish to become a candidate for one of the internship opportunities described in this brochure, you must complete the following: Indicate the programs you would like to be considered for an intern position: ____UCLA Medical School - Department of Neuroscience ____UCLA Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Department of Neuroscience ____UCLA Women’s Health Education & Resource Center ____UCLA Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care ____UCLA History Department ____La Clinica Oscar Romero ____Department of Homeland Security ____The Getty Conservation Institute ____Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television Personal Information Name ________________________________ Current Academic Year ________________________ Date of Birth __________________________ Email Address _______________________________ Home Address _________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number __________________________ Parent Names __________________________ _____________________________________________ Parent Numbers ________________________ _____________________________________________ Application page 1 of 4


Application Academic/Co-Curricular Information What is your major field of academic/career interest at this time? (More than one is acceptable.) __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Describe the academic project or achievemnet that you have found most interesting and noteworthy. __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ What co-curricular endeavor do you find the most rewarding and why? __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ What roles have you played on campus that illustrate your ability to work with others, function in “work� environments and fulfill specific responsibilites? (ie. ambassador, retreat team leader, ASB, club leadership) __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Indicate any honors or awards that you have received in high school. __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ What is your weighted GPA? _______________________________________________________________

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Application Personal Statement Please write a response of no more than 250 words that addresses the reasons why you wish to become involved in this intership program, what you hope to gain from the program and why you should be considered for the internships for which you are applying. Attach response to this application (or use space below.) __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Application page 3 of 4


Application References Please indicate two teachers and one club moderator and/or coach who can be considered as a reference. Teachers: _____________________________________

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Coach and/or Club Moderator: ______________________________________

Requirements include the following: • Orientation for internships will take place in May afterschool and/or during Preps and is MANDATORY for all participants. Dates TBD. • Parent information session will take place in May. Dates TBD.

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Submit your signed and completed application by Monday, March 18, 2013 to mmcqueen@mhs-la.org AND a hard copy directly to Ms. McQueen.

“This opportunity to immerse myself in the fascinating field of neuroscience solidified my interest in pursuing a career in math and science.” -Paula Mendoza, ‘15 Application page 4 of 4



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