Summer Internships

Find great opportunities for summer research that fit your interests.

Suturing Skills

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.

  • 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.

    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. 

    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. 

  • 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

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

    For more information and to apply, click here.