Summer Internships

Find great opportunities for summer research that fit your interests.

Internships are fantastic opportunities to get professional experience in a field that you think you may be interested in. Additionally, internships look great on applications to graduate school or a professional program.

  • Illinois College of Optometry Summer Program

    The Illinois College of Optometry will host its 11th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO faculty & staff, as well as practicing optometrists.

     

    There is no cost to participate in this program and room and board will be provided. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.

     

    Program Dates: Monday, June 11-Friday, June 15, 2018

     

    Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

     

    For eligibility and application information, click here.

  • MSUCOM SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Education & Research Program)

    The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine offers “SUPER”, a Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education & Research program, to undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue a career as a physician scientist. Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research, be exposed to clinical care and the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research program is a 10 week program that begins May 29, 2018 and concludes August 3, 2018. (Because of university housing availability, program dates are not to be changed).

     

    Up to six awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty in the biomedical sciences, shadow physicians in a clinical setting, and attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine. All students will be required to participate full-time (40 hours per week) in their research. Students will be required to  make a poster presentation at Mid-SURE (Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences) sponsored by Michigan State University and  to their fellow SUPER  participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program. 


     Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will be strongly encouraged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program and will receive early review.  The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 28, 2018Decisions will be made by March 15, 2018. For information, email Dr. Justin McCormick mccormi1@msu.edu or phone 517-353-7785 

    Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience.  Accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area. In order to participate in the clinical portion of the program (shadowing in physicians’ clinics) students are required to have their own vehicle for transportation off campus.

     

    Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore, or junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of two full semesters of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents, who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

     

    Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application that asks for a description of academic interests, career goals, and research experiences.  Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with research faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor) and an unofficial transcript from the student’s undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply. 

     

    The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.

  • Summer Academic Enrichment Program

    SAEP is an intensive, six-week inter-professional academic enrichment program located on the VCU Health Campus in Richmond, VA. Designed to prepare college junior and senior undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for admission into health professional programs, SAEP provides an academically rigorous experience that simulates the first year of health professional school.

    Participants are provided housing and a stipend to cover program expenses.

    Students choose a concentration from one of four disciplines to participate in on their application: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy. Requirements for admission to the program include:

    • Three complete years of college coursework
    • Organic Chemistry I & II
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Two letters of reference
    • SAT/ACT Scores
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Strong interest in attending health professions school at VCU

    The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2018.

    To find program dates and to apply, click here.

  • Summer Pharmacy Institute 2018--UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

    Summer Pharmacy Institute

    The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI). The SPI allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.

     

    Applicants must be:

    • Current undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
    • Students that have already completed their undergraduate degree
    • Recent college graduates
    • US Citizens/Permanent Residents 

     

    It is highly recommended that applicants have taken undergraduate level coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or anatomy & physiology, as well as have a strong interest in the pharmacy career field. 

     

    When:   June 4-8, 2018

     

    Location:

    UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

    1601 Parkview Ave

    Rockford, IL 61107

     

    Cost:  $125

    Because of the generous support of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) with support from the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Foundation, selected students from Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties will be charged $60 to attend the Summer Pharmacy Institute.

     

    Housing

    If you live more than 90 miles away from Rockford, then you will be eligible to receive partial funding for housing at a sponsored hotel thanks to the generosity of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

     

    Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018

     

    Application Link:

    https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/events-for-prospective-students/summer-pharmacy-institute

  • Summer Scholars Program at OU-HCOM-2018

    The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Scholars Program. The Summer Scholars program is a tremendous academic experience for underrepresented, or educationally or economically disadvantaged students to grow personally and be challenged professionally on the OU-HCOM campus.  The program replicates what will be experienced in the first year of medical school at OU-HCOM. Courses, taught by OU-HCOM faculty, include gross anatomy (with cadaver dissection), histology, immunology, biochemistry, integrated biomedical sciences, an introduction to case based learning (CBL), and workshops dealing with the admission process, time management and many other experiences relevant to the medical school experience.

     

    The Summer Scholars Program is five weeks in length and includes room and board, a living allowance, travel expenses, and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school. Detailed information, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be obtained by going to the Summer Scholars web site here.

     

    The deadline for application is March 4, 2018.

  • UAB: KURE

    Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE)

    The KURE participants engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor and attend a variety of seminars and workshops over the course of the 8 week program from May 31-July 27, 2018. Aside from time in the lab students will have professional development sessions and the opportunity to shadow some of UAB’s physicians in clinic. The KURE oral symposium, held at the close of the summer session is where students present their summer research.

    Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses.

    For more information and to apply, click here.

  • UAB: PARAdiGM

    P reparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)

    The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply.  The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

     

    The program runs for eight weeks from May 31-July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

     

    For more information and to apply, click here.

  • UAB: SIBS

    Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program

    The goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans.  Previous research experience is not required. UAB especially welcomes applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. SIBS accepts fifteen students per summer into this program. Applicants to SIBS are expected to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. They anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

    The program runs for eight weeks from May 31-July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

    For more information and to apply, click here.

  • UIC’s Summer Pharmacy Institute

    Summer Pharmacy Institute

    The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI). The SPI allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.

     

    Applicants must be:

    • Current undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
    • Students that have already completed their undergraduate degree
    • Recent college graduates
    • US Citizens/Permanent Residents 

     

    It is highly recommended that applicants have taken undergraduate level coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or anatomy & physiology, as well as have a strong interest in the pharmacy career field. 

     

    When:   June 4-8, 2018

     

    Location:

    UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

    1601 Parkview Ave

    Rockford, IL 61107

     

    Application Link:

    https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/events-for-prospective-students/summer-pharmacy-institute

     

    Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018