JEG Internship

JEG Health Career Internship Program for Latino Students at the University of Arizona

The Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia Lab in the University of Arizona College of Medicine offers a unique opportunity to high school students of Hispanic/Latino decent. Students in the Joe G.N. Garcia and Elda D. Garcia (JEG) Internship spend seven weeks at the University learning how to conduct medical-based research from UA research professionals. They’ll learn basic translational research techniques, how to communicate scientific concepts and develop life-long relationships with fellow participants and mentors.  After seven weeks immersed in this rigorous program, the students come away with a new passion for research and a community of fellow researchers that will help with future endeavors in the form of advising and counseling.

During their time on campus, the students are exposed to a rigorous training and research schedule, which includes learning lab basics and techniques, working on a research project specific to the lab, and attending weekly seminars. At the conclusion of the program, the students present on their projects and are awarded a completion certificate. Each student leaves the program with a vast amount of new skills, information and knowledge in medical research. After the program ends, the student will have continued interaction with the Garcia Lab, Dr. Garcia and the program team to assist with college plans and advising.

Be a part of this worthy tradition.


After careful consideration and extensive consultation with our office of youth safety and program mentors, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2022 JEG Summer Program due to COVID-19. This difficult decision was made with your safety along with the safety of everyone involved in the program in mind. 

For more information, please contact Becki Nunn (

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