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Stem Cell Program

Program Update:

We are now recruiting students for Cohort 10 of the CIRM Bridges program.  We will have an informational workshop in September.  Please see the Events page for more information.

What is the Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program?

The Bridges to the Stem Cell Research Program is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The Program, based at CSUSM and in partnership with MiraCosta and San Diego Miramar Colleges, will place ten (10) students per year in full 12-month internships with host laboratories throughout the region. The Program has established internship commitments with the leaders in stem cell research in academia.

  • Students will be working in internships full-time during their 12-month commitment as a Bridges intern.
  • Students will participate in patient activities through our partnership with RARE Science.
  • Students will participate in community engagement activities at local partnering schools.
  • Students will also be enrolled full-time (through a combination of internship credit and coursework) during their entire time as a Bridges intern.
  • Internship and tuition and fees during enrollment as a Bridges intern are financially supported by the Program.