The Pinhead Internship

THE PINHEAD INTERNSHIP
ARE YOU MEANT FOR SOMETHING MORE?

FAQS

Founded in 2003, the Pinhead Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience in various scientific fields of study, including (but not limited to) math, physics, conservation, chemistry, biology, and much more. Pinhead internships provide experience and opportunities for students to work with people who have dedicated their lives to academic pursuits about which they are passionate.

This program affords high school students from Cortez, Montrose, Norwood, Nucla, Olathe, Ouray, Ridgway, and Telluride opportunities not available in our region, and it often is a life changing experience.

All interested high school juniors, please note the following requirements:

*You must have attended Pinhead Internship Presentation Night on October 11, 2017 or have an excused absence.

*Your application is due by 5:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Email to sarah@pinheadinstitute.org is the preferred method.

*Three letters of recommendation are due to be emailed by 5:00 PM to sarah@pinheadinstitute.org on Friday, Dec. 1 2017.
–one letter must be from a teacher
–one letter must be from your high school principal or guidance counselor
–one letter must be from an adult outside of school who knows you well and is not a relative

2018 PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION PROCESS

2018 PINHEAD INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

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FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IF I DIDN’T ATTEND PRESENTATION NIGHT OR HAVE AN EXCUSED ABSENCE?
You are ineligible to apply.

WHEN IS MY APPLICATION DUE?
Your application for the 2018 Pinhead Internship program should be emailed to Sarah Holbrooke at sarah@pinheadinstitute.org by 5pm on Friday, November 17, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

WHAT IF I CANNOT FILL IN THE APPLICATION ON LINE?
Print out the first two pages and fill them out by hand. Type your letter of intent and your resume. Scan and email them all together if possible. Please save your file with your first name, last name, and what the file is. For example, an application from Sarah Holbrooke would be saved as “Sarah Holbrooke Application”. A photo would read “Sarah Holbrooke Photo”. Save your files as PDFs if possible.

FROM WHOM SHOULD I GET LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (LOR)?
One letter from your high school counselor or principal, one from a teacher in your school, and one from an unrelated grown up who is outside of school and knows you well. Each person should email their letter directly to sarah@pinheadinstitute.org. The file should include your name, for example, “Sarah Holbrooke LOR”.

WHEN ARE THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (LOR) DUE?
While we would like to have all the LORs by November 17, we understand that many teachers are busy writing letters for colleges and that should be their priority. As long as we have all your LORs in by December 1 we are fine!

HOW DO I GET MY TRANSCRIPT TO YOU?
Ask your school administrator or principal to email sarah@pinheadinstitute.org with your transcript.

WHEN DO I HEAR BACK?
Pinhead will be in touch with each applicant in early December to set up in-school interviews during the first two weeks of December.

WHAT ARE THE INTERVIEWS LIKE?
A panel of three Pinhead staff and advisors will spend about 20 minutes with each student, talking about their interests and abilities.

HOW ARE PINTERNS CHOSEN?
We have five criteria, ranging from grades to recommendations to previous involvement with Pinhead. Our panel rates each student, and decides together which will be admitted to the 2018 Pintern class. We will inform all applicants of our decision by the first week in January.

HOW MUCH DOES THE INTERNSHIP COST?
The internship is free to participate, and we have a stipend of up to $1000 for travel and some food costs for those who need it. You and your family are responsible for any additional costs. In return, we expect all accepted Pinterns to volunteer ample time to Pinhead, and for their families to donate time as well as to make a financial contribution to the best of each family’s ability.

2017 PINHEAD INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP RECIPIENTS

If you are interested in participating in or supporting the Pinhead Internship Program please contact sarah@pinheadinstitute.org.

Adrian Scheibler, Telluride High School
Cancer Research, Northshore University Health System, Chicago

Alby Rolfs, Telluride Mountain School
Naval Architecture, Mystic Seaport, Conn.

Alexis Boots, Olathe High School
Medicine, Moorman Aesthetic Center, St. Croix

Angel Enrique, Olathe High School
Chemistry, University of California, San Diego

Chloe Antonson, Norwood High School
Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

Danita Miles, Montezuma-Cortez High School
Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

DJ Snow, Norwood High School
Orthodontics, Alexander Orthodontics, Montrose, Colo.

Elizabeth Williams, Ouray High School
Healthcare and Social Change, Rodham Institute, Washington, D.C.

Gabrielle Chamberlain, Telluride High School
Dentistry, Private Practice in Redding, Penn.

Hailey Byrom, Telluride High School
Veterinary Science and Animal Behavior, Washington State University, Pullman

Jared Gray, Montrose High School
Paleoclimatology, University of Arizona

Joey Hunt, Telluride High School
Medicine, The Ear, Nose, & Throat Institute, Atlanta

Kaden Gass, Telluride High School
Digital Editing and Engineering, Dirty Robber

Kitty Holbrooke, Telluride High School
Medicine, Moorman Aesthetic Center. St. Croix

Kody Shugars, Telluride High School
Archaeology, Skagafjordur Archaeological Settlement Survey, Iceland

Max Cantor, Milton Academy
Addiction and Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Center, La Jolla, Calif.

Morgan Bradley, Telluride Mountain School
Fly Fishing Engineering, Temple Fork Outfitters, Dallas.

Sarah Jackman, Telluride High School
Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Learning Center, Los Angeles

Soleil Gaylord, Telluride High School
Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder

Sydney Evans, Telluride High School
Astronomy, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Tomaz Remec, Telluride High School
Astrophysics, LASP, University of Colorado Boulder

Will James, Telluride High School
Climate Science, Woods Hole Research Center, Mass.

Will Plantz, Telluride High School
Addiction and Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Center, La Jolla, Calif.

 

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