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Lead a Summer Journal Club

An opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff scientists to mentor and teach summer interns.

About this opportunity

By leading Summer Journal Club, graduate students, postdocs, and staff scientists have the opportunity to teach and mentor summer interns across a variety of scientific topics. Leaders set and co-manage the club schedule and format and teach interns how to evaluate scientific papers. Interns learn laboratory techniques and practice discussing science.

The OITE provides training for club leaders.


As leader of a Summer Journal Club, you are responsible for:

  • Selecting the articles that will be discussed before the start of your journal club.
  • Determining the format of your journal club.
  • Maintaining communication with interns throughout the duration of the journal club.
  • Sending articles to the interns at least one week in advance.
  • Communicating with the interns’ mentors to encourage them to attend your journal club.
  • Assisting OITE with the journal club evaluations from both interns and leaders.
  • Providing certificates to interns that attended 75% or more sessions.

Dates and schedule

Summer Journal Clubs will run for 5-6 weeks, between June 12th and July 28th.


The application is now closed.

The call for Journal Club Leaders goes out in early March, and applications are due early April.

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