Biomedical Sciences Internships List
Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
Brief description: Undergraduates students interested in careers in scientific research are paired with labs in the Baylor College of Medicine to learn research skills, taste the life of biomedical research, and prepare for the challenges that face someone who chooses the research science route. Program is an intense 9 weeks long.
Eligibility: Current enrollment as an undergraduate; intellectually curious and up to an academic challenge; previous research experience is only required of first-year students.
Location: Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.
Stipend: $4,000 for 9 weeks; travel and housing may be reimbursable based on grant sources.
Deadlines: Application postmarked by January 10; letters of recommendation and transcripts by February 1.
Web Address: https://www.bcm.edu/.
Harvard School of Public Health Undergraduate Summer Internship Program
Brief description: The program aims to expose college science students to the rewards of laboratory research directed towards solving important public health problems. During a 9-week laboratory-based biological research program, interns pursue their own research projects under the direction of a Harvard faculty member. Research must focus on a biological science question related to the prevention of disease. Twelve internships are offered; program is very competitive.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; rising junior or senior; member of an ethnic group underrepresented in science (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander or Multiracial/Biracial) OR first-generation college student OR a low-income student.
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Stipend: At least $3,460 plus travel allowance up to $475 and free dormitory housing.
Deadline(s): February 1, 2013.
Web Address: https://apps.sph.harvard.edu.
Institut Pasteur Summer Internship
Brief description: Located in the heart of Paris, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world’s leading biomedical research organizations. With more than 130 laboratories and 2,500 people on campus, it is a vibrant, international community devoted to basic scientific research primarily in the area of infectious disease. This 11-week summer internship program is designed to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose the to an international laboratory experience. During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to immerse themselves in a different culture and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris.
Eligibility: Undergraduates with a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is recommended); completed two full years (4 semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; have not yet received their undergraduate degree at the time of application; knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable.
Stipend: $400 per week; up to a $4,000 maximum; travel and housing are not provided, but there is a $300 subsidy for travel and insurance costs available.
Deadline(s): December 16, 2012.
Web Address: www.pasteurfoundation.org.
Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program Scholarships
Brief description: The laboratory, an internationally known center for mammalian genetic research, is a NIH-designated cancer research center; this is a 10-week program of independent research in collaboration with a staff scientist; project is tailored to the student’s background and interest. Research at the lab focuses on molecular, developmental, genetic, biochemical, and immunological mechanisms related to normal growth and development and human disease.
Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduates; U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Location: Bar Harbor, Maine.
Stipend: Room, board, and $4400 for those who start May 27 or $3600 for those who start June 10.
Deadline(s): February 2, 2013.
Web Address: education.jax.org.
Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Brief description: Under the Mayo Graduate School, SURF students in this 10-week program participate in the broad range of research conducted at the Mayo Clinic; fellows work on their own projects or as part of an ongoing research effort, participate in a weekly seminar series, and join a journal club to study a topic in-depth.
Eligibility: Sophomores or juniors with at least 3.0 GPA who are seriously considering a career in medical research.
Location: 60-70 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; another 10 or so at facilities in Jacksonville, FL and Scottsdale, AZ.
Stipend: $5,000 (students responsible for travel, housing, meals); most students live together in a convenient summer student housing area which costs about $140/week.
Deadline(s): February 1.
Web Address: www.mayo.edu.
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Brief description: Successful applicants join an NIH research laboratory for a minimum of 8 weeks in the summer. Students receive hands-on experience while working with leading scientists in the Federal Government’s primary agency for support of biomedical research. Many types of research opportunities available; acceptance to the program will produce options for a match of the applicant’s interests to the appropriate research center.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen; must be enrolled at least part-time; interests, background appropriate to the institute or center.
Location: In Baltimore/Washington area mostly; also participating research laboratories in Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; and Phoenix, AZ.
Stipend: Ranges from $2,000 to $2,200 per month for college undergraduates; participants pay for and arrange own housing and travel.
Deadline(s): March 1.
Web Address: www.training.nih.gov.
Other Summer Programs at The National Institutes of Health
Brief description: Brief description: Programs include: Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program, Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC), Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program (Frederick, MD), Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program, Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research for Veterinary Medical Students, Diversity in Vision Research & Opthalmology (DIVRO), NIDDK Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) Summer Internship Program, NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award, Office of Research Facilities Summer Intern Program (opportunities in trades, architecture, and physical sciences), and the Recruitment and Training for Under-represented Populations (RTURP) Program (NIDA, Baltimore, MD)
Eligibility: Various, see individual opportunities
Location: Various, but located at NIH research sites mostly on the Atlantic coast. see individual opportunities.
Stipend: Varies by education level, from $1,000 per month for high school students to $2,000 per month for med or grad students; participants are responsible for travel and housing.
Deadline(s): March 1.
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov .
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Brief description: The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine provide opportunities for roughly 12 students to participate in a 10-week summer research experience. Applicants specify their interest in laboratory research, clinical research, or population-based research, as well as identifying the specific cancer type of interest to them.
Eligibility: Undergraduate, premedical students, and medical students.
Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.
Deadline: March 1.
Web Address: http://www.fhcrc.org.
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Brief description: The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.
Eligibility: Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college, Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5, Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Must not have previously participated in the program.
Location: Prestigious medical schools around the country. (see sites at: http://www.shpep.org/sites/)
Stipend: No stipend, but participation in the program covers tuition, housing, and meals.
Deadline(s): March 1.
Web Address: http://www.shpep.org.
Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research
Brief description: The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program for students between their junior and senior years. Participants receive financial support for their involvement with a 9-week research project under the guidance of a faculty member.
Stipend: $4000; housing can be provided at a cost of about $1300 for 9 weeks.
Deadline: January 11, 2010.
Web Address: www.fhcrc.org.
List of Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine
Brief Description: This is a list of Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine that is maintained by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This list features a variety of opportunities focused on biomedical research.
Web Address: https://www.fredhutch.org/content/dam/public/education/surp/internships.pdf