TEVA Pharmaceuticals Internship Program

 

Students in the Teva Program pose with Thierry and Florence Momplaisir

The Teva Pharmaceuticals Program is aimed at intellectually-curious Philadelphia High School students who have been directly affected by violence and want to make a difference in their communities.  Through a variety of educational programs, these students explore the impact of violence upon themselves and their communities, while improving their understanding of science, technology, and medicine.  The program focuses on three distinct but interconnected areas:

  • The pressures that create a culture of violence in our communities and schools.
  • The forensic tools used by police to solve and investigate violent crimes.
  • The deep sense of bereavement that affects those who have lost a loved one to violence.

Students gain an understanding of social justice while learning about careers in STEM in a safe, engaging environment. They also develop the tools necessary to prepare for their futures and address issues that directly affect their communities.

For more detailed information on past events and activities related to the Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship Program, see our Archive.

The Program is made possible through a generous grant from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is involved in the program?
What have past Teva interns accomplished during the program?
Who is eligible for the Teva Program?
How can a student apply?
When is enrollment?
How many students are accepted?
Are there any costs involved?
How can I find more information about the Program?

What is involved in the program?

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The program consists of two parts:

The first is a four-week summer internship that takes place through the month of July. During the summer, students meet four days a week (Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays) from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The second part is an after-school program that takes place once a week (weekday TBA) from 4 PM-6 PM through the 2016-2017 school year (September 2016-May 2017).

Most activities take place at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (19 South 22nd Street) with occasional off-site field trips. Transportation tokens to and from the College are be provided. Interns also receive a stipend for their attendance in the program.

Students work closely with College staff and experts from a variety of fields. Through a collaboration between the College’s Mütter Museum and forensic professionals, students will be trained to utilize the same tools and methods these professionals use in the field. Students will also meet with community organizers and other experts to explore the impact of violence in their communities as well as the social, cultural, and historical factors that contribute to a culture of violence and the sense of loss facing communities when loved ones fall prey to violence.

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What have past Teva interns accomplished during the program?

Teva interns take part in activities with Tieshka Smith at her installation, Racism is a Sickness

Students work together with local artists to create works of video, audio, and traditional art that communicate their thoughts about violence and loss faced by individuals and communities. Past interns have also developed materials to inform their communities of issues directly affecting them, such as personal hygiene and sexual health.

For more detailed information on past events and activities related to the Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship Program, see our Archive.

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Who is eligible for the Teva Program?

Any 10th or 11th grader currently enrolled at a school within the Philadelphia School District. Students from Philadelphia Charter Schools are also welcome to apply; however, students from private schools are NOT eligible to apply.

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How can a student apply?

Teva and Karabots students explore the Small Worlds Exhibit at the Wistar Institute

Each student must complete an application form. He/she must also provide a resume and a letter of recommendation from his/her school or after-school program. He/she must also obtain a work permit (information on obtaining a work permit can be found here). Applicants will also be required to submit a 1-2 page essay addressing how violence has affected his/her life or community. All students must obtain permission to participate in the program from a parent or guardian prior to starting the internship.

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When is enrollment?

Enrollment typically takes place in the Spring. We are not currently accepting applications. Please refer to CEPI@CPP for more information about the next enrollment period.

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How many students are accepted?

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Up to 15 students per year are accepted into the program.

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Are there any costs involved?

There are no costs to enroll or be enrolled in the program.

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How can I find out more information about the program?

For more information contact the Center for Education and Public Initiatives. For updates on the program and to learn more about the activities available to the students feel free to check the CEPI@CPP  blog  or follow CEPI on Twitter (@CEPIPrograms) and Instagram (@MutterHealth).

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