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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Young Innovators Program has been canceled for Summer 2020. As a dynamic internship program, YIP has many moving parts that will prohibit successful operation in any form given our current and predicted future circumstances.

The Young Innovators Program

The Young Innovators Program is developing the next generation of innovative thinkers by engaging exceptional high school students in hands-on laboratory research, encouraging them to explore STEM opportunities in pharmaceutical science research, and empowering them to discover new ways to improve the health of patients through the practice of pharmacy.


Why the Young Innovators Program?

The Young Innovators Program offers high school students the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty on cutting-edge and innovative research in an immersive laboratory environment. Interns could be working to develop new therapies to cure cancer, designing a virtual patient to enhance the education of health professionals, using 3D printing technology to deliver drugs that prevent the transmission of HIV, and so much more.

Beyond getting paid to gain hands-on experience, the Young Innovators Program prepares students for the next step in their academic and professional careers by incorporating various team building, career development, and interdisciplinary activities into the program.

Finally, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research. As the number one pharmacy school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UNC offers opportunities in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences that are simply not available anywhere else.


2020 Young Innovators Program

The 2020 Young Innovators Program will run from Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 14, 2020. The application opened on January 2, 2020. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.

Check out our video to learn more from past participants!