Education at Banner Research

Banner Research knows the importance of educating and training the next generation of researchers, scientists and physicians. To that end, Banner Research has developed a comprehensive education program aimed at creating a pipeline for talented, motivated, goal-oriented students to volunteer conducting cutting-edge science at one of our world-renowned research institutes.

Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must be:

  • At least 17 years of age to volunteer at Banner Research;
  • A U.S. Citizen, hold a Green Card (Permanent Resident) or possess an appropriate visa;
  • Enrolled at an accredited U.S. academic institution, an accredited international academic institution or recently graduated from an accredited U.S. or international academic institution.

All education experiences are performed under the supervision of Banner Research personnel.

For an intern/ volunteer to have a productive and worthwhile experience, they are generally expected to spend a minimum 16-24 hours a week in the laboratory or clinic. Preference will be given to interns/volunteers who can devote full-time hours.

Interns/volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and experience:

  • Basic Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Research
  • Epidemiological Community Based Research
  • Computational Bioinformatics and Statistical Modeling
  • Research Design
  • Research Administration
  • Legal and Regulatory Affairs
  • Grant Writing and Research Funding

Selection

Interns/volunteers are admitted on an as needed ongoing basis. Students interested in pursuing an academic year internship must fill out an application, provide a CV/resume as well as a personal statement and a faculty letter of recommendation. The faculty recommender should be able to assess your personal initiative, motivation and suitability for the internship. The faculty recommendation must be written on professional letterhead and sent to the address below. Applications will be rejected unless all requirements are completed and submitted.

Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from faculty to: 

Banner Research
Internship Program
10515 W. Santa Fe Drive
Sun City, AZ 85351

If a suitable opening at Banner Research is available, we will contact the student directly for an interview.

Click here to fill out an application for the program.

Each year Banner Research hosts international volunteers and researchers from around the world. These volunteers are generally people who are working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship or a credentialed practitioner wishing to engage in research. In recent years our visitors have included students and researchers from almost every continent.

International visitors/volunteers must have a sponsoring organization underwriting their financial support while volunteering at Banner Research. Documentation of financial support is required during the application process. Visitors/volunteers must also acquire the appropriate international visa necessary to travel to the United States.

Documentation of visa status will be confirmed during the application process.

Because of the large number of applications we receive each year, applicants should prepare to apply early to accommodate processing times.

International visitors/volunteers will be responsible for travel, meals, housing and other incidental expenses related to participating in the program. Securing housing for the duration of your stay is the responsibility of the applicant. Assistance in locating appropriate housing may be provided upon request.

Selection

International Interns/volunteers are admitted on an as needed ongoing basis. Volunteers interested in pursuing an academic year internship must fill out an application, provide a CV/resume as well as a personal statement and a faculty letter of recommendation. The faculty recommender should be able to assess your personal initiative, motivation and suitability for the research experience. The faculty recommendation must be written on professional letterhead and sent to the address below. Applications will be rejected unless all requirements are completed and submitted.

Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from faculty to: 

Banner Research
Internship Program
10515 W. Santa Fe Drive
Sun City, AZ 85351

Click on this link to fill out an application for the international rotation program.