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The catalog of internships in scientific research and medicine is a resource developed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Undergraduate Research Program.  This catalog is of research internships offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students.  


Summer Research at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  Visit the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) website to learn more about the program, including eligibility criteria, compensation, travel and housing, and/or to submit an application.  An online application for the 2016 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2015. 

The SURP runs from Monday, June 13 Friday, August 12, 2016.  

The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 15, 2016.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 22, 2016


2016 Diversity Summer Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

We invite your students to apply for the 2016 Diversity Summer Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including applicants from underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged areas. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply including biology, chemistry, public health, environmental health science, health education/science, pre-med, and psychology.

This year’s program runs May 22-July 30, 2016. The application is open now through February 1, 2016.  More information is also available in the one page handout attached with this email and on our webpage .

Those who are interested in DSIP are welcome to schedule an informational phone interview, through January 15, 2016, to see if the program matches their academic and career goals.


The Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center

We are now accepting applications for The Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016. 

The UPN program seeks to cultivate student interest in research while helping them develop the skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. During the ten-week summer program, UPN students conduct full-time research, mentored by their lab Principal Investigator (PI) and team of postdocs, technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. In addition, students participate in weekly seminars and team-building activities focused on professional development and networking.

This year our program will run from June 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016, and requires a full time commitment from our students, who work on average of 40 hours per week. UPN students receive an academic fellowship (stipend) of up to $5000 for the summer.

Our program information and application can be found at the links listed below:

UPN Program Info:

UPN 2015 Application:



Research Opportunity for American Indian and Alaskan Native Undergraduates

Attached is a flyer inviting students studying in all areas of Environmental Science to participate in a summer program of field courses conducted through the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center.  There are two programs, UNDERC-East and UNDERC-West (done in sequence). To clarify, students do not have to participate in both programs (many understandably only do UNDERC-East because of other time commitments).  Questions: contact Dr. David Flagel, Assistant Director, West University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, Office Phone: 574-631-2612,


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

UNC is a national leader in research and training, ranking 7th among private and public universities for NIH research funding (FY13) and 9th in doctorates awarded in the life sciences (NSF, 2012).  Our summer research, postbacc, and graduate programs in the biomedical and biological sciences embrace diversity of both people and thought, and our trainees from underrepresented (UR) groups are successful leaders and researchers throughout the scientific enterprise.

·      PREP ­ ­ Through the NIH-funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), UR students spend one year at UNC enhancing their preparation for PhD training through cutting-edge research, graduate-level coursework, GRE preparation, and critical analysis and professional skills development.

·      SOLAR ­ ­ The Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR) is 10-week intensive research experience for UR junior and senior undergraduates that provides mentored research training, GRE preparation, and professional development opportunities designed to help them gain admission into top-tier PhD and MD-PhD programs at research-intensive universities, including UNC.

If you need additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 919-843-6960.


UCLA Summer Research Opportunities

There is incredible research going on at UCLA, as well as the resources in place to support both prospective graduate students and undergraduates looking.  There are many opportunities available for summer research at UCLA.  Further questions, contact Dr. Diana Azurdia, Associate Director for Recruitment and Diversity, Graduate Programs in Bioscience, University of California, Los Angeles

Email: Website:


Summer Research at Ohio State University

Part of our mission is: to provide exposure, to prepare, and to recruit high achieving historically underrepresented undergraduate students into graduate school here at OSU.  For more information refer to the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) informational flyer. Questions? Contact Jesse Goliath, Program Coordinator for the Office of Graduate Student Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives in The Graduate School at The Ohio State University (OSU), goliath.1s@osu.edu614-247-7659


The Border Latino & Native American Summer Exposure to Research Program (BLAISER) at The University of Arizona Health Sciences

BLAISER is again welcoming undergraduate junior and senior minority students—as well as those who have finished their Bachelor’s degrees---who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy, public health and nursing, or a biomedical research Ph.D.

This ten week summer research program provides students the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research, be mentored by top academic scientists at the Arizona Health Sciences, and learn about Minority Health Disparities research conducted by our faculty.  Because we believe that often upper-division students struggle with the decision of whether to go to medical or graduate school, BLAISER provides them with information on the entire application processes, rigorous MCAT and GRE preparation workshops, and instruction on how to prepare an outstanding application for medical or graduate school.   It also teaches students how to present their research orally and how to put a research poster together.  The summer culminates in a University-wide Poster Conference at which BLAISER students present their summer research orally and through a poster along with approximately 150 other undergraduate research students from throughout the country and Latin America.

Here is a link to the application, Attached please find a copy of the BLAISER brochure identifying the student eligibility criteria and describing program benefits.  Questions?  Contact Dr.Maria Teresa Velez, Ph.D., Director, BLAISER, College of Medicine, The University of Arizona,, (520) 621-3475


Summer 2016 research opportunities at MIT, University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston University

The Native Education Science Initiative is looking for N|8|V Scholars in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields for summer internships at a NESI partner school.

If accepted as a NESI scholar, we will: prescreen your application materials with the NESI Partner schools, help you with your application stages once the school indicates you have a good chance of success, support your visit to Boston with events with other N|8|V scholars and the Boston Indian Community.

To apply you must be:

1. enrolled in a degree granting university or college

2. tribally recognized

For more information or to apply, please visit: It takes less than 5 minutes to join our free preapplicant pool. Applicants will be accepted until November 1st, 2015. We encourage you to apply now!

NESI partner summer research internships provide:

● competitive summer stipend, travel, and lodging

● valuable research experience that will help expose and broaden your

interests, your resume, and network

● professional development workshops on scientific writing, graduate

school options, and applying and being accepted to graduate school

● a scholar community and support network to strengthen the American

Indian national voice

Apply NOW to the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Spring or Summer 2016

Must apply at December 31, 2015 for Spring term

Must apply at February 28, 2016 for Summer term

·         Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations, Political Science, Government, Policy, Risk Analysis, Science Writing, Public Affairs, and Computer Sciences

·         Stipend based on academic status – range from $529/week to $935/week for full-time; pro-rated for part-time

·         Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)

·         Professional development activities

·         Minimum GPA  - 3.0/4.0

·         Open to U.S. and Eligible International Citizenship

Visit contact ORNL Education Programs at for more information!


Pediatric Oncology Education Program St. Jude Research Hospital Memphis TN

We invite you to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-32) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.  Prior research experience is required for all applicants. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page <> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2016 application materials is February 1, 2016. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are required. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-36S2) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.