Summer Internships and Programs

Opportunities for Undergraduates

APHA Internships
Applicants MUST be enrolled in school.  

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for unpaid APHA internships. The internships at APHA are extremely beneficial to those seeking to acquire practical work experience. Candidates should be working toward a bachelor's, graduate or postgraduate degree, and all majors are welcome.

Opportunities for internships are available year-round. Internships can be developed for a 3-4 month period, an academic quarter, an academic semester or a full year. To assure that the intern maximizes his/her experience, we prefer to have students commit a minimum of 20 hours a week to the internship, and for those students visiting for a semester, full-time, if possible.

APHA internships are unpaid.

Upon receipt, applications will be screened to determine which applicant best meets the needs of the application’s desired area of interest. APHA staff will then interview selected applicants for internship positions. Visit the online Internship Center if you are interested in applying for an internship. All candidates must submit their application online for consideration.

Application Deadlines: While internships are available year-round, students may also intern for a specific academic period or for the summer. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Applications and due dates vary.

Summer Research Fellowship Program at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine

The program:

  • Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a nine-week program.
  • Is designed to provide a research enrichment experience and some exposure to clinical or dental medicine.
  • Is for students who are interested in a career in medicine, dental medicine or biomedical research and for applicants who have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry).
  • Is devoted to approximately 32 hours per week of work on a research project and 8 hours per week to required clinical experiential.
  • Provides housing, meals, and a stipend.
  • March 1, 2018: Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission.

Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine

The program:

  • Is for rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a seven-week program.
  • Is designed to provide a clinical research and enrichment experience and an introduction to health disparities, cross cultural issues, principles of clinical medicine and skills for public health research and interventions and an overview of approaches to cultural definitions, public health issues and discussion of specific techniques for working with diverse populations in community settings.
  • Provides housing, meals and a stipend.
  • March 1, 2018: Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission.

Medical/ Dental Preparatory Program at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine

The program:

  • Is for college sophomores, juniors, seniors or recent graduates. Priority consideration will be given to pipeline participants.
  • Is a six-week summer program consisting of two tracks.
  • Track One MCAT/DAT Preparation Program is for students who will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admission Test (DAT). The program focuses on MCAT/DAT test preparation, clinical interaction with preceptors, introduction to team based learning through case studies, and professional development activities.
  • Track Two Basic Medical Science Program is for all other students not on Track One. This track consists of basic medical science courses emphasizing essential principals of cell and molecular biology correlated to problem based learning case studies. Clinical experiences, laboratories, and professional development exercises are presented.
  • Has two purposes (a) to facilitate the entry of these students into medical and dental schools by improving their performance on admissions tests and through professional development activities and (b) to increase the retention of successful matriculants to professional schools through early exposure to professional education.
  • Provides housing, meals and a stipend.
  • March 1, 2018: Submission date for all applications. All applications must be submitted by midnight March 1 to be considered for admission.

Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) Program

The Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) was established to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City.

Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS at Harvard University

FACETS (Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science) is a school-wide 6-week summer program.

The program provides participants with exposure to the range and applicability of public health.  Participants will receive introductory coursework in epidemiology and biostatistics, formal lectures from different faculty within the Harvard Chan School. Participants will also engage in a group research project with an assigned Harvard Chan School faculty member. These faculty members will be based in the Departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health, Nutrition, or  Global Heath & Population. Students have the opportunity to select areas of interest on the FACETS application.

Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program at Harvard University

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIRT/MHIRT) Program. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the world including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research site.

Program Objectives:

(1) To provide fellows with direct experience in population-based health research in developing countries.
(2) To enhance the research programs of junior faculty members through multidisciplinary collaborative research with colleagues in foreign institutions.
(3) To encourage expansion of cultural perspectives and international knowledge of students and faculty.

Financial Support Includes:

(1) Round-trip airfare to foreign institution
(2) Monthly stipend
(3) Foreign living expenses
(4) Health insurance

Program Eligibility:

(1) All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
(2) All students must be in at least their junior year at the time of the start of the fellowship and must be enrolled in a full-time degree program at the start of the application.
(3) Research and travel experience is not required, only a strong desire to participate in international health research work.

Summer Internships in Biological Sciences in Public Health at Harvard University

This intensive 8 week laboratory-based biological research program is for undergraduates during the summer following their sophomore or junior years. Up to 10 internships are awarded by a competitive process. The internship culminates with a Poster Session during the final week where the interns present data in regards to the project they have been working on during the summer.

Program Overview
The program goal is to expose college science students (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2018) to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. The overall mission of our program is to recruit qualified students for graduate-level training leading to research careers in the biological sciences. Interns apply state-of-the art technology in their own research projects under the direction of a Harvard faculty member. Research projects focus on biological science questions that are important to the prevention of disease. Disease areas include infections (tuberculosis, malaria, Chagas disease), cancer, lung diseases, multifactorial, multigenic and common diseases of aging, diabetes, obesity, etc.  Scientific approaches include regulation of cell growth and gene regulation, cellular metabolism, DNA modification, cellular signaling, structure-function analyses, etc.

Visit the Biological Sciences in Public Health faculty listing for more detailed information about program faculty and their research or review our Diseases page to faculty-disease affiliations. Note that an interest in a particular faculty member does NOT guarantee placement in his/her lab.

Program Dates:

The 2018 Summer Intern Program runs from Sunday, June 10th – Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

Eligibility:

To qualify for this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health sponsored program, applicants must meet the criteria below:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. (proof of permanent residency must be provided);
  • Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research, which includes: first generation college students (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree); students from an economically disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (requires additional supportive documentation); students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented, such as: Blacks or African-Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders;
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Applicants must have a basic science background and have taken several classes beyond intro level courses;
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public health, specifically laboratory research.

If you find that you are not eligible for our summer program, please review the HILS website for other summer programs for which you might be eligible.

Financial Support:

Financial support over the course of 8 weeks includes a stipend of $3,600, a travel allowance of up to $500 and free dormitory housing.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the 2018 Summer Intern Program is February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm EST.  All application materials must be in by this date and time. Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than early April.

Summer Program in Epidemiology at Harvard University

The 5 week Summer Program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics integrates mathematics and quantitative methods to provide students with an understanding of the skills and processes necessary to pursue a career in public health. Different areas of study in Epidemiology include:

  • Cancer and Cancer Prevention
  • Environmental and Occupational
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Aging
  • Infectious Disease (including mathematical modeling)
  • Molecular and Genetic
  • Neuro-Psychiatric
  • Nutritional
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric

The summer program curriculum consists of five parts: coursework(not for credit) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as an R bootcamp; formal lectures, which are provided by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members with different foci in Public Health; a group research project where students will investigate a question of public health provided by a Faculty/Postdoc Mentor; Kaplan GRE prep courses, where students will take diagnostics tests as well as work in small Kaplan led groups to improve test taking and scores; and Profession Development sessions led by Faculty/Staff on Admissions, Career Translation, Resume/Interview skills, etc. Students who participate in the program are able to meet with the Department of Epidemiology students and post-doctoral fellows at different networking events. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators individually, and explore the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. Participants receive summer stipends, and funded housing and travel from NIH grants, NSF grants, the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)/MIDAS, and from continued support by the Department of Epidemiology and their dedication to diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at Harvard University

The Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

2018 Summer Program:
June 11, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Accepting Applications:
November 2, 2017-February 1, 2018

Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018

Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program at Harvard Medical School

SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences.  SHURP presently has 475 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 35 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.

The application deadline is anticipated to be February 1, 2018.

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP)

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP) provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. Interns are exposed to different professional options within the scientific arena through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Students present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium—a requirement of all program participants.

The deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, February 2, 2018

Summer Program to Advance Research Careers (SPARC)

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Boston (UMB), is providing the Summer Program to Advance Research Careers (SPARC), a 12-week intensive research experience focused on emerging technologies (ET) in cancer and cancer disparities. Each year, 35 undergraduates who have just completed the first or second year will engage in full-time mentored cancer research experiences in research environments across DF/HCC and UMB.  SPARC students will be selected from UMB and its top feeder community colleges (Bunker Hill, Roxbury, and Mass Bay) and matched with mentors in research environments focused on cancer and cancer disparities research using emerging technologies.  SPARC will focus on three areas critical to the development of successful, innovative cancer researchers: 1) acquisition of scientific knowledge in the area of cancer and emerging technologies; 2) development of communication skills; and 3) individualized career preparation. Program activities in these three areas will provide the strong intellectual, technical and personal foundation essential for developing and implementing cutting edge research. SPARC students will not only gain confidence that they can successfully pursue a career in cancer research, but also begin constructing a practical road map for achieving that goal.

Program Features:

  • Extensive program orientation and scientific skills training
  • Mentored, hands-on summer cancer research experience at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center or UMB
  • Focus on emerging technologies in cancer research
  • Experience in composing an abstract and delivering an oral or poster presentation of your research
  • Networking with students in other research programs, and with research scientists
  • Seminars on research and professional development topics
  • Journal club meetings focused on understanding scientific articles
  • Opportunity to present research at local and/or national conferences
  • Summer stipends 

Program Start Date:  May 21, 2018

Application Due: February 2, 2018

Undergraduate Summer Internship in Systems Biology

Systems Biology Summer Internship The Systems Biology community at Harvard invites interested undergraduates to apply for a 10-week paid summer internship. Interns will work on research projects spanning many fields of science, from biology (including systems biology, biophysics, bioinformatics and genomics) to applied mathematics and computation. Interns will have the opportunity to learn a range of cutting-edge techniques in the exciting and dynamic research environment at the FAS Center for Systems Biology and the Department for Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Applicants from under-represented minority and economically disadvantaged groups are welcome.

Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP)

The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The FDSRP is in its 25th year, and has brought over 200 students to Boston during this time. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisers.

Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) at University of Michigan School of Public Health

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a CDC-funded program, designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is a 10-week residential summer program beginning on May 21st and runs through July 27th. Applications are now open and are due January 31, 2018. 

Public Health Sciences Institute - Public Health Leader Fellowship Program

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include Introduction to Public Health & Health Disparities, Introduction to Biostatistics, Introduction to Epidemiology, Scientific Writing, and Public Health Leadership. Students also receive 3 days of training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the remaining 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Public Health Sciences Institute - Project Imhotep

Project Imhotep is an eleven-week internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.

The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training in public health courses such as Public Health & Health Disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Scientifc Writing. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic information necessary to complete the program. During the following nine weeks, interns are paired in a one-on-one mentored relationship with experts at CDC, academic institutions, local and state agencies, or community based organizations to complete a public health research project. In addition, interns participate in a variety of seminars, workshops, educational initiatives and are required to complete 16 hours of community service.

Interns will culminate their experience by giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and public health professionals and develop a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientifc journal. Interns will receive a stipend, lodging on the campus of Morehouse College, course credit and travel expenses to and from their city of origin.

Summer Health Professions Education Program

SHPEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics.
  • Learning and study skills development, including  methods of individual and group learning.
  • Clinical exposure through small-group rotations in health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites.
  • Career development sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions, the admissions process, and the development of an individualized education plan.
  • A financial literacy and planning workshop that informs students of financial concepts and strategies.
  • A health policy seminar series  to expose scholars to a larger view of health care, health systems, and the social determinants of health.
  • An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.

Columbia University SPHSP Program

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP grant funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE).

The program is designed for undergraduates going into their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option. 

Application Open: November 1, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 @11:59 PM EST

Phone Interviews: March 12, 2018 -March 16, 2018

Students selected for program notified : March 23, 2018

John Hopkins Summer Internship Program (SIP)

John Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college.  The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.  The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided.  Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus; the University has a shuttle service that provides convenient transportation between the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutions (JHMI) and the undergraduate campus.  

The application for summer 2018 will open on November 1, 2017 - application deadline will be February 1, 2018.  The dates for summer 2018 are Sunday, May 27th through Saturday, August 4, 2018. 

Johns Hopkins Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP)

The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. For a printable one page handout about DSIP, click here. DSIP 2018 will take place May 27-Aug 3. 

Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment.

The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas. The application for summer 2018 is now open through February 1, 2018. DSIP shares an application with the School of Medicine's summer internship programs. In the application system, DSIP is listed as "Bloomberg School of Public Health" in the drop down menus in the "Research Opportunities" portion of the application. 

Kaiser Permanente University Connection

Internships and early career opportunities for college students and recent grads. Click the link to see numerous programs and options. Applications and due dates vary. 

Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership training to focus on elimination of health disparities and promotion of health equity. Grant funding for this program was awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a national consortium of institutions and universities built on the Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training framework and the previous CDC-funded RISE Program grant. Consortium partners include: (1) the Kennedy Krieger Institute partnering with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (2) University of South Dakota partnering with Tribal Serving Institutions, and (3) University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) MIND Institute partnering with UC-Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more equitable health system by introducing highly qualified diverse undergraduate scholars (juniors and seniors with a GPA 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale; and scholars who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) to the field of public health. All scholars interested in reducing health disparities and promoting social justice, especially scholars from underrepresented populations in the field of public health, are strongly encouraged to apply.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Air flight and housing for the CDC visit are paid by the program. Consortium site housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state scholars are also available. All program activities are contingent on CDC funding.

Applications are due and must be uploaded by January 31, 2018, 11:59 pm (EST).

Applications must be completed within one two-hour session. After two hours, the application system will time out and your information will NOT be saved!

2018 COLLEGE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE RESEARCH

We are pleased to announce the new NIH College Summer Opportunities to Advance Research (C-SOAR). The goal of the program is to encourage a diverse group of individuals to consider careers in the biomedical sciences (At the NIH "biomedical sciences" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). In addition to performing full-time research in a laboratory or on a project at the NIH, C-SOAR interns will meet each week as a group with students in the Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP). Together they will participate in workshops and courses focused on the development of academic and professional skills in preparation for careers in health care and in social, behavioral, and biomedical research.

TO APPLY

To apply, you must complete the standard SIP application and indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for C-SOAR.  The online application is now open. The C-SOAR application deadline is January 5, 2018. IMPORTANT: In item 9 on the SIP application SIP Subprogram Selection, please be certain to select C-SOAR.

2018 NIH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

We are pleased to announce the 2018 NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP). The purpose of this program is to increase the number of community college students who participate in the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). The long-term goal is to increase the number of community college students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities and consider careers in the biomedical sciences (At the NIH "biomedical sciences" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). In addition to performing full-time research in a laboratory or on a project at the NIH, CCSEP interns will meet each week as a group with students in the College Summer Opportunities to Advance Research (C-SOAR) program. Together they will participate in workshops and courses focused on the development of academic and professional skills in preparation for careers in health care and in social, behavioral, and biomedical research.

TO APPLY

To apply, you must complete the standard SIP application and indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for CCSEP.  The online application is now open. The CCSEP application deadline is January 12, 2018. IMPORTANT: In item 9 on the Summer Internship Program application, SIP Subprogram Selection, please be certain to select CCSEP.

2018 AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT NIH

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Amgen Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. Amgen Scholars at NIH will spend the summer working at NIH's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. During their internships at NIH, scholars will be matched with research mentors in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) where they will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational, and clinical research enterprise. (To get an idea of the types of research conducted in the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the NIH, visit http://www.nih.gov/icd/). 

Applicants should complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application and choose "AMGEN" in item 9. In addition, applicants must also complete a Supplementary Application. All documents (BOTH applications and two letters of recommendation) MUST be received by February 1, 2018.  Applicants should discuss three important elements in the application cover letter.

Occupational Health Internship Program

A Summer program that is designed as a field-based learning experience in occupational safety and
health. Students work with labor unions or community-based organizations on a variety of issues of
major importance to workers and the occupational safety and health professionals.
Students can apply to work in any of the following cities, regardless of where they now reside:
Berkeley/Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New York City. Supervision
and mentorship is provided by senior occupational health researchers from UC Berkeley, UCLA, San
Diego State University, CUNY, UMass Lowell, University of Maryland, University of Washington, and the
California Department of Public Health.
More information about the program, and how to apply, can be obtained at the OHIP website at
www.aoec.org/ohip.

Online Application Available Early January 2018

Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience (NeuroSURP)

Rutgers University is pleased to invite applications for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience (NeuroSURP) which is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase student knowledge and appreciation of basic Neuroscience research by providing a closely-mentored, hands-on graduate level research experience.
  • Increase student knowledge and interest in pursuing careers in research through career development and educational activities.

Click Here to access the application site.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 16, 2018.

Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2018.

The dates of the program are May 29 - August 3, 2018.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program


The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Applications are due January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

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.

SHPEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics.
  • Learning and study skills development, including  methods of individual and group learning.
  • Clinical exposure through small-group rotations in health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites.
  • Career development sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions, the admissions process, and the development of an individualized education plan.
  • A financial literacy and planning workshop that informs students of financial concepts and strategies.
  • A health policy seminar series  to expose scholars to a larger view of health care, health systems, and the social determinants of health.
  • An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 

Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)

The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program was developed to provide frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities.

The official dates for the SMART Program 2018 will begin May 29 and end on July 27. The move in date will be on May 28 and move out date will be on July 28.

The program offers:

  • Nine paid weeks of biomedically related research in a broad range of areas
  • Daily seminars designed for undergraduates
  • Free SMART GRE prep workshops
  • Career development activities
  • Designated housing near Baylor College of Medicine

Application deadline is Jan. 10.  Transcripts and letters of recommendation are due by Feb. 1. 

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has been offered at the Medical College of Wisconsin for over 30 years. During that time, SPUR has hosted hundreds of students who have since made significant contributions to science and humanity through their current positions as teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, industry professionals, government leaders and clinicians.

SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science.

Participation in SPUR is intended for students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies.

All application documentation (online form, letters of recommendation and transcript) must be submitted and/or postmarked by the application deadline. The application deadline for SPUR ‘18 is Thursday, February 1, 2018. Transcripts can be sent electronically via email to spur@mcw.edu or sent to the following address:

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) - UC Berkeley

Program Purpose: 
The Summer Research Opportunity Program at UC Berkeley promotes access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and who may not have exposure to the academic environment of a research university. The goal of this eight-week summer program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering Ph.D. programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Program Description: 
This program offers 8-week internships in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. The program is also able to accommodate students interested in applying to law school.
Program Benefits: 
Students will be awarded a $3,000 stipend. In addition to the stipend students will recieve room and board along with travel costs to and from the program.

 

University of Pennsylvania Program:

Today, one in every four Americans belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Yet despite tremendous advances in health science in recent decades, minorities still fall victim to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS in numbers far greater than whites.

Clearly, it's going to take more than medicine alone to change this fact. It will take health services researchers who can understand the political, social, economic and environmental realities that have created such deep disparities in health and healthcare between minorities and whites - researchers whose minority perspectives can shape a wider discussion.

To prepare top candidates to pursue careers in health services research, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School, and the VA Center of Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) are co-sponsoring a summer program for rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors from underrepresented minority groups, or anyone interested in exploring the field of health services research. The SUMR program provides students with an opportunity to receive a stipend to conduct health services research on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of Penn faculty.

SUMR Application Timeline:

Application Deadline: February 1
Applicant Interviews: March
Admission Notifications: April 

VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program

SAEP is an intensive, six-week inter-professional academic enrichment program located on the VCU Health Campus in Richmond, Va. The primary focus of SAEP is to provide students with an academically rigorous experience that simulates the first year of health professional school. Students may choose a concentration from among four disciplines: dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy.

Application available:
October 15, 2017 - February 1, 2018

Early Action: February 1, 2018

Regular Decision: March 15, 2018

UC Berkeley Undergraduates Only 

Haas Scholars Program

The Haas Scholars Program was founded in 1997 through the generous vision of Robert and Colleen Haas.  Each year, twenty highly qualified, academically talented undergraduates with financial need come together to build a supportive intellectual community during their final year at UC-Berkeley.  Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort.  (International students and undocumented students are welcome and encouraged to apply.)  Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a senior or honors thesis.  Once selected, Haas Scholars receive close mentoring from members of the UC-Berkeley faculty, seminars and workshops to assist them in the research and writing process, the opportunity to present their work at a professional conference, and up to $12,600 each in financial support.  Haas Scholar alumni have gone on to become leaders in their respective fields, including academia, medicine, law, industry, the arts, and public service.  You are invited to explore this website for an introduction to the community of Haas Scholars, and if qualified, we encourage you to apply to join us!

Deadline:  2/20/18

Health Leads Advocates 
Applications available in January 

Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Health Leads believes that UC-Berkeley undergraduates have what it takes to make real change for individual families and for our country's healthcare system. We are launching our first Health Leads Desk in the Bay Area in spring 2014! We are seeking students from UC-Berkeley who are passionate, diverse, committed, and social justice-minded to join our movement. Health Leads Advocates will: 1) Educate and Empower families to break through the barriers to accessing health care 2) Work directly with patients within the health care system 3)Explore the Bay Area community resources

To request an application, email bayarea@healthleadsusa.org with your name, email address, phone number 

Mellon Mays Undgraduate Fellowship Program

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences and potential for academic careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The program supports Fellows by providing mentorship and the environment and resources to strive for the highest academic goals. Berkeley’s MMUF program guides the intellectual and professional development of Fellows to realize their greatest potential as graduate students. The MMUF program prepares Fellows to become successful faculty members and role models for future generations.

More specifically Fellows are mentored by faculty and graduate students. Through regular workshops that feature speakers and skill development Fellows have opportunities for professional enrichment and preparation for graduate school. Fellows develop their research and analytical skills and apply them to the required senior thesis. Ultimately, the MMUF program at UC Berkeley prepares Fellows to enter graduate school and successfully earn a doctoral degree leading to faculty careers.

The 2017 MMUF application cycle is open.  The deadline is February 24, 2017.

QB3 Undergraduate Biotech Internships

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (QB3-Berkeley) partners with local biotech companies to offer hands-on summer internships to UC Berkeley undergraduates. QB3-Berkeley seeks top applicants for 10-week paid internship positions, where students will learn laboratory techniques and contribute to state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research projects. Interns become paid, full-time employees of the biotech company for the duration of the internship.

Interns will:

  • Acquire valuable, real-world research experience and training on a long-term project;
  • Work full-time and earn a competitive salary;
  • Explore career options and define direction for graduate studies;
  • Network with a variety of industry, QB3-Berkeley, and student researchers;
  • Work one-on-one with mentors and utilize advanced laboratory facilities;
  • Develop new technical, communication, time management, and leadership skills.

Deadline: January 26, 2018

SMART: Student Mentoring And Research Team

Administered by the Graduate Division, the SMART Program enables doctoral students to provide mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. This program is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral students and to foster research skills and paths to advanced studies for undergraduates. Undergraduate mentees will: develop expertise in discipline-specific research methods; gain exposure to advanced research to assist them  in choosing their future career paths; become more competitive candidates for admission into graduate programs. 

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST).

UC Berkeley Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT)

The Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship at UC Berkeley funds international summer research experiences for qualified Berkeley students. The program provides training in infectious disease research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.

The Global Health Disparities fellowship is funded through the Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) initiative at the National Institutes of Health. It aims to increase diversity in biomedical and behavioral science research and support research training for students who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities that exist among disadvantaged populations in the U.S. and in developing countries.This fellowship is open to minority students who are considered under-represented in the biomedical sciences and students from medically under-served communities.

This UC Berkeley program leverages infectious disease expertise across a range of disciplines, including integrative biology, molecular and cell biology, bioengineering,computational biology,computer science, biophysics, environmental biology, epidemiology, and economics. The focus of participating faculty members is emerging and neglected infectious diseases, defined broadly to include HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria (including emerging drug-resistant strains, which disproportionately impact low-income communities); emerging epidemics like avian influenza and SARS; as well as so-called “neglected” diseases, like dengue virus, schistosomiasis, and HCV. Infectious disease challenges do not recognize geographic boundaries, and thus form an important bridge between the wealthy world and the developing world.

 

Opportunities for College Graduates & Graduate Students

The Greenlining Institute Summer Associate Program

Greenlining Institute - Berkeley, CA

The Summer Associate program is an intensive, 10-week paid training program for young leaders who have completed at least their undergraduate degrees. Associates take on research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member.  Summer Associates participate in leadership skills workshops, attend meetings with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Associates are exposed to community leaders, new issues, and new methods of advocacy. Associates receive regular mentorship, professional and personal skill development, and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, testify at key policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders. Associates work 37.5 hours per week and earn a $4,300 total stipend for 10 weeks.

Summer Associate application deadline: January 14, 2018.

Fellowship application deadline: January 28, 2018.

HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program

The HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students and recent graduates interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions. All HSHPS fellows work along side a mentor, an experienced researcher or senior staff member; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars. The training programs are designed to:1) Enhance the trainee's research and professional development skills 2)Increase the trainee's knowledge about Hispanic and other minority health issues 3) Provide opportunities to network with other health professionals

 Friday, February 9th, 2018 @ 10am EST  

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