Our Student Intern Program involves students in specific, competitively awarded placements in actual scientific laboratory settings under the direction of private sector, university or government scientists. Students participate in real-life laboratory science with the opportunity to design and implement their own scientific research. Among participants in the courses the Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program coordinated through the facilities of the National Cancer Institute — Frederick,and USAMRIID, Ft. Detrick. Students earn one credit each term for a two-block experience, or two credits each term for a four-block experience. Students generally are granted an Administrative Attendance Waiver releasing them from classroom time for a portion of the school day.