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					        RECOMMENDED INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
               FOR GHP STUDENTS
The internships that appear on this list are likely (but not guaranteed) to satisfy the GHP summer
research requirement, provided that the research topic and/or area of study is health-related. Students
wishing to fulfill the GHP summer research requirement through completion of an internship on this list
must still obtain program approval in order to receive credit for the internship.

Students are also welcome and encouraged to pursue opportunities outside of those that appear on this
list, or to engage in an independent research project (preferably under the guidance of a faculty
member). As with all work intended to fulfill the GHP summer research requirement, students must
obtain program approval in order to receive credit for their projects.
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                             List of Recommended Internship Programs

RISE at Rutgers/UMDNJ: Research in Science & Engineering                                             1
Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience for Students from NJ                           2
University of Cincinnati: Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship                                       3
National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates                                 4
St. Vincent’s Medical Center and College: Research Associates Program                                5
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Biomedical Careers Program                                       6
National Institutes of Health: Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research                      7
Columbia University/Barnard College Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program                           8
Penn Medicine: Undergraduate Student Scholars Program                                                9
University of Iowa: Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program                                      10
Case Western Reserve University: The Chester Summer Scholars Program                                11
Baylor College of Medicine: Summer Medical and Research Training Program                            12
Pasteur Foundation: Paul W. Zuccaire Internship Program                                             13
Mount Sinai: Summer Research Fellowship Program                                                     14
Child Family Health International: Biomedical Research                                              15
Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Fellowship                                                16
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                                                          17
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University: Summer Undergraduate Research Program    18
NYU School of Medicine: Summer Undergraduate Research Program                                       19
Rockefeller University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship                                    20
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Undergraduate Research Program                                       21
SUNY at Buffalo: Summer Research Institute for Biomedical Materials Science & Engineering (RIBSE)   22
Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine: Undergraduate Summer Research Program                23
Mayo Clinic: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship                                               24
Washington University in St. Louis: Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program                      25
University of Texas, San Antonio: Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for
non-Biology Majors                                                                                  26
University of Texas, San Antonio: Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program     27
University of Texas, San Antonio: Physiology Undergraduate Research Experience                      28
University of Texas, San Antonio: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program in Molecular
Medicine at the Institute of Biotechnology                                                          29
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Graduate Studies: Summer Undergraduate Research Program     30
National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program                 31
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR): Summer Scientific Research Program              32
Novartis Diagnostics Research and Development: Summer Internship Program                            33
Unite For Sight: Global Impact Lab                                                                  34
CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)                                               35
                   RISE at Rutgers/UMDNJ: Research In Science & Engineering
                                     http://rise.rutgers.edu/

Description:
        RISE is jointly sponsored by two of the nation's leading public research institutions -- Rutgers,
the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
(UMDNJ). We have a vibrant campus, conveniently located only an hour from New York City and
Philadelphia. We choose 20-25 outstanding college undergraduates to participate in cutting edge
research in the sciences, math, and engineering under the guidance of prominent faculty mentors. We
invite your input into matching you with a faculty mentor, and we take your requests seriously.
        You will participate in highly successful academic/professional enrichment seminars, where you
hone oral and written presentation skills, prepare for the GREs, and learn to navigate the graduate school
admissions process. The majority of RISE scholars present their work at national conferences or
professional society meetings; and each year our students have won awards for poster and oral
presentations. You will also have the opportunity to network with scientists from New Jersey’s
pharmaceutical and technology industries. You earn a substantial stipend and live in free on-campus
housing. Admission to RISE is highly competitive.

Who can apply?
        Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply. You are especially encouraged to apply if
you are: from an economically/educationally disadvantaged background, from groups traditionally
underrepresented in the sciences, a first generation college student, a student who does not have
opportunities for intensive research at your home university, or someone who has followed a non-
traditional path to college. Priority will be given to applicants who will have completed at least the
sophomore year. Under unusual circumstances, we consider current first-years with outstanding
credentials. Minimum GPA of B (3.0/4.0) is required, although exceptions may be granted. Admission
is highly selective and successful applicants have strong credentials.

Program Location: New Brunswick, NJ & Piscataway, NJ

Program Dates: There is an 8-week program as well as a 10-week program. See the website for exact
dates.

Stipend: Stipend provided ($3,200 for 8 weeks or $4,000 for 10 weeks); free on-campus housing is also
provided; Travel reimbursement for up to $500.

Application deadline: See website for deadline, as it changes year to year.

Required application components: See website.


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                         Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
                             in Neuroscience for Students from New Jersey
                       http://www2.umdnj.edu/neuroweb/summer_prog/index.htm

Description:
        Outstanding applicants will be selected to join a research laboratory on the UMDNJ or Rutgers
campus for a 10 week program, where they will engage in hands-on experimentation. In collaboration
with their mentors, students will be expected to design and implement individual research projects
during this period. This involves formulating a hypothesis, and learning laboratory skills, data collection
and documentation. Areas of research involve a broad range of topics in developmental and adult
neurobiology, including studies in: gene expression and regulation; molecular genetics; ion channel,
receptor and enzyme function; hormone, cytokine and growth factor actions; cytoskeletal function;
membrane structure; cell fate specification; spinal cord injury; behavior and learning. Model systems
include mammalian, lower vertebrate, and invertebrate organisms. Research will be performed in
accordance with all university and NIH guidelines.
        As part of the program, students will read published research articles pertaining to their projects,
participate in laboratory meetings with their faculty advisors, and attend weekly luncheons with other
summer students and faculty where invited guests speak about their career choices. Past guests have
included representatives from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ/Rutgers Graduate
schools, local pharmaceutical companies, and various other careers pursued by individuals with
undergraduate science backgrounds. At the end of the program, students will write a summary report of
their research project and present their findings in a public seminar attended by members of the research
community, sponsors of the program, and other guests.

Who can apply?
       The program is open to all undergraduates who are permanent residents of New Jersey but attend
universities throughout the country.

Program Location: Piscataway, NJ

Program Dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Housing will be provided in a Rutgers dormitory and students will be encouraged to live in the
dorm to foster a sense of community where they can share experiences in their individual laboratories on
an informal basis. In addition, students will be provided with a stipend of $2500.

Application deadline: Check website.

Required application components: Cover sheet (download and fill-in), Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Brief
statement (2 paragraphs) explaining your interest in basic research, Official college transcript, and Two
letters of recommendation


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                 University of Cincinnati: Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship
                                       www.med.uc.edu/surf/

Description:
       The intent of this program is to offer you a singular experience in a medical research lab under
the supervision of a principal investigator in a funded research project. We are providing you a first
hand experience in what a career in biomedical research will be like.
       *Please see the website for more information on the program.

Who can apply?
        Undergraduate student participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
or its possessions. An undergraduate student is one who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or
full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. High school graduates who have not yet
enrolled, and students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as
undergraduates, are not eligible.
        Sophomores and Juniors at U.S. Colleges and Universities, who are majoring in the sciences
(e.g.: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, etc.) may be
considered for summer fellowships in the College of Medicine. Previous research experience is
beneficial; it makes you more competitive for a spot in a lab and it helps us know where to place you.
Seniors who are about to graduate but intend to take a year off afterwards to prepare for graduate or
medical school are eligible to apply to the RGE SURF program.
        Students who have completed a year each in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and
Physics, are preferred. If you have done any research at all I encourage you to discuss it in your
application in as much detail as possible. Also, be as specific as possible about your research interests
and how you plan to use research in your future career.

Program Location: Cincinnati, OH

Program Dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates; you will be expected to participate in
laboratory work (or other program related activities) about 8 hours a day, five days a week during the 10
week period.

Stipend: Summer research assistants in SURF/RGE will receive around $4,000 for the 10-week
internship. This should cover room and board with enough left over to enjoy the summer in Cincinnati.

Application deadline: Applications for summer research programs will be accepted until March 1. Along
with your application, ALL required supporting documents resume, transcript(s), and letter(s) of
recommendation must ALSO be received by this date for your application to be considered. We strongly
encourage you to apply before the March 1 deadline for greatest consideration as many programs will
begin filling positions on February 1.

Required application components: Online application and Official transcripts from all colleges attended;
Letters of Recommendation will be requested from the two contacts you supply on the online
application.


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          National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
                  www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&from=fund

Description:
        The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research
participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science
Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in
research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms
for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct
projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or
academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent
intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the
Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may
be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals
for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.

Who can apply? Undergraduate student participants in either Sites or Supplements must be citizens or
permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Program Location: Various locations, depends on the site/area of study you choose.

Program Dates: See website for more details.

Stipend: This program provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. To
inquire about possible funding opportunities, please contact the organizations that have received awards.
(Do not contact NSF.) A directory of active REU Sites, along with contact information, can be found on
the Web at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: See website.


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              St. Vincent’s Medical Center and College: Research Associates Program
                                  www.raprogram.com/index.html

Description:
        This is an opportunity that specifically involves a large amount of direct contact with patients
presenting with the variety of illnesses seen in the emergency department. We are looking for college
students who are discerning their career goals in the health care professions to be in our program. These
RAs commit to serve a minimum of one 4-hour session each week for an academic semester in the St.
Vincent's Medical Center Emergency Department. They become focused experts on the particulars of
each research project enrolling subjects during a given semester.
        There is also the potential for greater participation in the study for students who wish to become
even more involved. Faculty and resident researchers need RAs to participate in all aspects of producing
the research. Skills such as research methodology and searching the medical literature can be developed
by those RAs who extend themselves.

Who can apply? College students or graduates interested in going to medical school or other health
professional school.

Program Location: Bridgeport, CT

Program Dates: See website for specific dates

Stipend: No stipend is provided; RAs are graded on every shift by clinicians from the Department of
Emergency Medicine. As part of a one-credit course, Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine, offered
through St. Vincent's College, these grades are compiled into a letter of evaluation that reflects the
supervision of their research activities and their performance. If you are motivated, additional work on
specific projects could result in more responsibility all the way to inclusion as an author on publication.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Program application and Immunization form (both can be found on
the website), letter from their health professions advisor, and a non-refundable application fee.


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                Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Biomedical Careers Program
                http://www2.umdnj.edu/osaaweb/biomedical_careers_program/index.htm

Description:
        The Program is sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (a division of the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), Rutgers University (New Brunswick campus), and the New
Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund. Designed to increase the academic preparedness and facilitate the
entry of students into medical or other health professional schools, BCP offers an academic program
with three levels and six different curricula designed for students at various stages of their undergraduate
education. The academic component consists of science courses, relevant laboratory, research, and
clinical experiences as well as cognitive skills seminars and MCAT prep for medical school admissions.
The support component consists of career counseling and seminar series which include some of the
following topics, applying to health professional schools, interviewing for health professional schools,
financial aid, cultural competency, professionalism, healthy living, stress management, legal, civic and
social responsibility. The program also includes recruitment fair and panel discussions with students
and health professionals. *Note: Only the Level III curriculum is approved for the GHP program.

Who can apply? Level III is designed for students who are at or near the point of applying to pre-
professional school and have completed nearly all pre-professional science requirements. Minimum
requirements for the program as a whole are: one year of college, one semester of introduction to
biology, and one semester of introduction to math.

Program Location: Piscataway, NJ

Program Dates: 6-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Non-EOF students must pay for housing, insurance and course credit; EOF students will
receive funding to cover out of pocket expenses; there is no charge to attend BCP

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Online application, official transcripts, two letters of
recommendation from college professors only (at least one must be from a science professor)


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        National Institutes of Health: Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
                                  www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/

Description:
        Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a
summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment
devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the new 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield
Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD
as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT;
and Detroit, MI.
        For trainees on the main campus, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide
range of summer activities including a lecture series featuring distinguished NIH investigators, informal
lunchtime talks on training for research careers, and a trainee poster day. The office also makes available
information about housing in the area. The NIH provides additional opportunities such as the Science in
the Cinema series.

Who can apply?
        Students sixteen years of age or older who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are
currently enrolled at least half-time in high school, an accredited U.S. college or university or an
accredited U.S. medical/dental school are eligible to apply. Students who have been accepted into a
college or university may also apply.

Program Location: various locations

Program Dates: 8-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly, with supplements for prior experience. For
details, see the website.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Prospective candidates must apply online. Applications are accepted
from mid-November to March 1. The electronic application requires submission of a curriculum vitae or
resume, a list of the applicant's publications, a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests
and career goals, and the names and contact information for two references. Candidates are asked to
specify the scientific methodologies or disease/organ systems that interest them.


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       Columbia University/Barnard College Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program
                           www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/amgen/

Description:
       Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard
College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students
who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance
to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the
challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the
Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.

Who can apply?
        You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior,
or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other
US territory. No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to
apply. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the program, so participation is not
compatible with attending summer school or working at another job.

Program Location: New York

Program Dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Participants receive a stipend of $4000 and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia
University.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Online application, two letters of recommendation (will be requested
via email from the contacts that you provide on your application), and official transcript.


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                     Penn Medicine: Undergraduate Student Scholars Programs
                           www.med.upenn.edu/molecular/undergrad.shtml

Description:
       Thank you for your interest in the Undergraduate Student Scholars Program in the NIH Center
for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania, an organized
program of summer lectures and presentations combined with basic research experience in the
laboratory of an expert investigator. During the program, students attend weekly seminars on
introductory topics in biomedical research. At the end of the course, all participants present their
research to members of the Division of Gastroenterology in a focused seminar and receive a certificate
recognizing their completion of the program. For the research experience, students are paired with
individual mentors. The research program is thus individualized to each student and each laboratory.

Who can apply?
       This program is open to students from the University of Pennsylvania as well as outside of the
university, and the curriculum is designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in
biomedical research, with the eventual goal of MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees. Applications from
women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

Program Location: Philadelphia, PA

Program Dates: See website

Stipend: Stipends are provided by the individual investigator or are available through several national
organizations; it varies year to year, but is between $3,000 and $4,000.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Online application, official transcript, letters of recommendation (at
least one by a college dean or professor, as well as a letter from a prior research mentor if you have prior
research experience)


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              University of Iowa: Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program
                   www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/mstp/New/mstp/summer/index.htm

Description:
        The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates
interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides
students with experience in research laboratories and exposure to clinical medicine and medically-
relevant research. The 8-week SUMR program features research conducted in the laboratory of a faculty
member in the biomedical sciences, shadowing of physician-scientists in a clinical setting, Emergency
Room shadowing, weekly seminars presenting patient-based discussions emphasizing the intersection of
science and medicine, career development seminars, and clinical case-based learning sessions.

Who can apply?
        Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed their junior
year toward a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences by the summer of planned
participation.

Program Location: Iowa City, IA

Program Dates: 8-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000 stipend; lodging in University housing facility; travel allowance for transportation
to/from Iowa City

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Application form, official transcript, and two letters of
recommendation (if you have had prior research experience, at least one letter needs to come from your
research mentor)


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            Case Western Reserve University: The Chester Summer Scholars Program
                         www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=289&fr=true

Description:
        The Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program awards fifteen collegiate
undergraduate students the opportunity to spend ten weeks over the summer in clinical laboratory
research settings at MetroHealth Medical Center. Established in 1981, The Chester Summer Scholars
Program is an opportunity for pre-medical and scientifically-oriented students to explore the potential
for a career in medical research or academic medicine. The program has become nationally recognized.
Students from over forty colleges and universities across the United States have participated in this
innovative program.
        Scholars are assigned to a MetroHealth medical staff researcher who has developed the project
on which the Scholar will work and who will supervise the progress of the Scholar's learning experience.
Scholars spend the better part of each weekday participating directly in the research project activity.
There are also opportunities for observation of surgery, hospital rounds, and other experiences at
MetroHealth that are an integral part of the program. At the end of the ten-week experience, the Scholars
are required to prepare a project report for presentation.

Who can apply?
        The student must have completed the second year of undergraduate studies in premedical or
scientific studies. The student must also be a resident of Ohio or attend an Ohio college or university.

Program Location: Cleveland, OH

Program Dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Each recipient will receive a stipend award of $2,000. Supplies and equipment are provided by
MetroHealth Medical Center. Parking is provided by The MetroHealth Foundation. If housing is
required for the summer, the Foundation will assist students in finding low cost off-site housing at Case
Western Reserve University. Housing will be at each student's expense, but is generally no more than
$10.00 per night.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: A typed application and one copy (including additional sheets),
official school transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation from individuals with academic or previous
scientific work connections


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    Baylor College of Medicine: Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
                                    www.bcm.edu/smart/

Description:
        The SMART Program was developed to provide frontier-level, biomedically related summer
research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational
activities tailored for each individual. Our program offers a unique daily seminar series created just for
program participants, evening movies or talks by patients that provide a "human face" to the cutting
edge science you learn in the seminar series. Career development events, like the exciting "Graduate
School Night," help you learn about career options and make connections with others who have faced
the decisions that you are considering. Our program has gained nationwide recognition from students,
their advisors and granting agencies as one of the most successful ever created due to our incomparable
resources in the Texas Medical Center and people who truly believe in opening doors of opportunity to
college students.

Who can apply?
        Undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research can apply.
We encourage Ph.D.-oriented candidates to apply. All applicants must currently be attending a
university and returning to the college/university to complete their undergraduate degree. Applicants
must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants who graduate before or during the program will not be
eligible. No previous research experience is required except of first-year students (Freshman status in
college). Applications from first-year students without previous research experience will not be
accepted. We welcome students from all science and math majors and even non-science majors with
appropriate background and interest.

Program Location: Houston, TX

Program Dates: 9-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Compensation package of approximately $4,000 for the nine weeks; depending on funding
source, your compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or
travel.

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: Skills assessment sheet/application, letters of recommendation, and
essays


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                     Pasteur Foundation: Paul W. Zuccaire Internship Program
                              www.pasteurfoundation.org/zuccaire.html

Description:
        The Pasteur Foundation of New York offers its Zuccaire Internship Program to U.S.
undergraduates to conduct 10-week summer internships at the Institut Pasteur. Our goal is to encourage
students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
Descriptions of participating labs may be found in the application PDF. During the internships, interns
will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to immerse in a different
culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris.

Who can apply?
         Applicants must 1) be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in
biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); 2) have completed
two full years (4 semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; and 3) not yet
have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Knowledge of French or desire to
learn it is advisable. Open to U.S. citizens only.

Program Location: Paris, France

Program Dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible.
Interns will receive a living allowance of $400/week for a total maximum of $4,000. Travel and housing
are not paid by this program, but a $300 subsidy is provided and intended to defray cost of travel and
requisite insurance.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Two recommendation forms/letters, completed application, resume,
official transcript, and two passport-sized photographs


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                        Mount Sinai: Summer Research Fellowship Program
                        www.mssm.edu/cmca/programs/summer_research.shtml

Description:
        The Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) is designed to increase research
opportunities for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged undergraduate students pursuing a career
in medicine. By working on current research issues under the close supervision of Mount Sinai faculty,
students become knowledgeable in issues pertaining to minority health issues and disparities in health
care delivery, while learning new skills. Research opportunities include basic science research, clinical
research, public health, and health services research.
        The research experience is complemented by weekly academic seminars, which focus on both
basic and clinical science. Topics such as cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and
hypertension are covered. All presentations emphasize both basic science as well as clinical science and
the impact of these topics on medically underserved and diverse communities.

Who can apply?
       The program is designed for under-represented minority and disadvantaged undergraduate
students pursuing a career in medicine. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Program Location: New York

Program Dates: 8-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: Stipend is provided; see website for more information.

Application deadline: See website.

Required application components: Application form, current resume, two letters of recommendation
(one must be from an advisor), personal statement, a short writing sample on a science-related topic,
current transcript, and a complete medical certification form


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                      Child Family Health International: Biomedical Research
                          www.cfhi.org/web/index.php/program/show/id/222

Description:
       This project will bring medical researchers from around the world into contact with researchers
working at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua. The goal of this program is to
advance scientific research and scientific education in Nicaragua by conducting research on infectious
disease (with an emphasis on Chagas disease) and on other health and environmental problems.

Who can apply?
        Open to students who possess minimal, conversant, or fluent Spanish. Applicants for this
program must have hands-on experience with, and the ability to independently perform, the following
technical skills: basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques including growth and selection of
microorganisms, PCR, restriction enzyme analysis, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, qPCR, cDNA
cloning, immunoblotting, small scale protein expression and purification. Applicants should also have
basic bioinformatics skills including the ability to access and effectively use various online biology,
DNA sequence, and literature databases. Knowledge of one or more of the following areas would be a
plus: molecular epidemiology, infectious diseases, molecular population genetics, and/or
bioremediation/bioprospecting.
        This program is open to participants who are 21 or over at the time of participation. The
preferred candidate will at least 23 years old with some relevant experience in the field. We accept
students of all nationalities with interest in international health and relevant educational background.
Participants may be at a Graduate level in biological sciences, or post-doctoral level in biological
sciences. If you do not fit into one of these categories, please contact us (students@cfhi.org) to see if
you would be eligible to apply.

Program Location: Managua, Nicaragua

Program dates: 8-12 weeks

Stipend: There is no stipend provided for this program, so students should seek funding elsewhere; there
is also a program fee for this internship—see the website for more information

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: online application, current resume/CV, short written statement
highlighting your proposed goals for the research experience


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                    Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Fellowship
      www.harthosp.org/ResidenciesFellowships/SummerStudentResearchFellowship/default.aspx

Description:
        The fellowship is designed exclusively for pre-medical students completing either their junior or
senior year in college. It offers the student an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment,
and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a
large community teaching hospital. Students selected for the program engage in an assigned clinically-
related investigative project within a department division suited to their medical and scientific interests
and educational qualifications. At the conclusion of the ten-week period, each student must submit a
printed report of the completed project and present an oral ten-minute condensed summary of the
investigation.
        Two students each week share in the development and organization of one seminar which may
include recruitment of local resource speakers. These weekly seminars afford an opportunity to evaluate
physician/hospital related social, ethical, legal and economic issues and to provide a general introduction
to the physician’s role in relation to the patient, hospital and community. Each student is given the
opportunity to observe ambulatory and inpatient diagnosis and treatment procedures in a variety of
specialty settings, to be exposed to different physician specialist role models and to interact with medical
students and residents.

Who can apply?
      Pre-medical college students completing their junior or senior year by May.

Program Location: Hartford, CT

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $1500; housing and parking is provided as needed

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: Application form with essay, official transcript, two confidential
letters of recommendation, and a 2x2 passport-type photo


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                            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
                             www.cdc.gov/employment/studentjobs.htm

Students should use the above link to identify summer jobs/internships with the CDC, some of which
may fulfill the GHP requirement.


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                     Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University:
                        Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
                               www.aecom.yu.edu/phd/index.asp?surp

Description:
        The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers 50 college students each summer
an exceptional opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking
scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science
who are considering a research career.
        SURP students arrive at Einstein in mid-June and spend nine weeks working in a laboratory.
Students are matched to a laboratory in the area of interest they indicate on their application. At the end
of the program, students present their research in a poster session.

Who can apply?
        Outstanding undergraduates with a strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry,
chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.); students who are completing their
junior year. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science backgrounds and/or strong research
backgrounds may be considered.

Program Location: New York

Program dates: 9-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000; free housing in the student residence complex on the Einstein campus; up to $500 in
transportation assistance (for students who live outside the New York City metropolitan area only)

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: Online application, official transcript, and letters of recommendation


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          NYU School of Medicine: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
                        www.med.nyu.edu/sackler/programs/summer.html

Description:
        The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of New York University's School of
Medicine offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for qualified sophomores and
juniors who are interested in pursuing research careers as PhD or MD/PhD candidates. Students may
work with faculty in various disciplines.
        In most instances, students are matched with an investigator of their choice. Otherwise they are
placed in a laboratory working in an area of the student's stated interest. Each student is given his/her
own project and is expected to perform as a graduate student. Students will present their research at a
Poster Session at the end of the summer. Those students who are interested in having a Physician
Mentor may request assignment to a physician in an area of medicine of the student's choice. This
student will meet weekly with the physician, attend Grand Rounds and Clinical Conferences, and where
applicable, be able to observe the physician with patients.
        There is a cultural component to the program, which includes dinners at various ethnic
restaurants, Broadway shows, museum tours, and a variety of other local cultural events. New York City
is an exciting place to spend the summer and we encourage all participants to take full advantage of the
many opportunities available here!

Who can apply?
        The program is designed for mature, well-qualified undergraduates who have completed their
sophomore or junior year of college. Qualified applicants should have a 3.4 GPA or better and at least 1
full semester of bench laboratory research.

Program Location: New York

Program dates: 9-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000; free housing in an NYU facility; round trip travel expenses to NYC

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: Online application, personal essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and
an official transcript


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               Rockefeller University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
                             www.rockefeller.edu/SURF/overview.php

Description:
        The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work
with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and
chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology;
neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology. Placement in laboratories is centralized through the
Dean's Office. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and
work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate
students.
        Each year, students are chosen from a wide variety of applicants with diverse scientific
backgrounds and training. Annually, more than 500 students apply for admission into the SURF
Program and approximately 15 are accepted. SURF students are strongly encouraged to return during
their college recesses to complete and/or extend summer research projects. This can result in the
development of beneficial long-term professional relationships with Rockefeller faculty. In order to fully
experience the world of scientific research, SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific
publications at weekly Journal Club meetings. This exposure allows participants to familiarize
themselves with speaking to a scientific audience. SURF students also attend a special lecture series
where Rockefeller faculty discuss their research and the evolution of their scientific interests. At the end
of the program, SURF students will present their research results to fellow students and mentors at a
poster session.

Who can apply?
      College sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for an internship position.

Program Location: New York

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000; free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: online application form; two-page summary statement describing
applicant’s academic background, etc; official transcript; two letters of recommendation


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                Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Undergraduate Research Program
                                www.cshl.edu/URP/program.html

Description:
        The summer Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
(CSHL) was established in 1959. It provides a unique opportunity for young people from around the
world to learn first-hand about genetics, cell biology, neurobiology, and molecular biology by working
and living in a scientific community that is renowned for its research and educational programs. The
fundamental objective of the URP program is to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate
research. Participants learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles, and
scientific communication.
Approximately 20-25 students from around the world are accepted to the 10-week program each
summer. Students work with Laboratory staff on independent research projects in the mentor's field of
expertise -- specifically in the areas of cancer biology, neurobiology, plant biology, cell biology,
genetics, molecular and structural biology, or computational biology.
        In addition to their research, URPs attend a series of seminars and special events designed
specifically for them by members of the Laboratory's senior staff. At the URP Symposium, held at the
end of each summer, students present a summary of their research to their peers and advisors. Each URP
also writes a final report, similar to a scientific abstract, to describe his or her project. In addition, URPs
are encouraged to attend advanced postdoctoral courses at CSHL, organized by leading scientists from
many countries. In these courses, undergraduate students have an unparalleled opportunity to learn the
latest experimental techniques in different fields and to seek advice about their future schooling and
research.

Who can apply?
       Any matriculated college sophomore or junior with strong academic background may apply.
The program is open to all legitimate applicants irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, or creed.

Program Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $4000; housing and meals are provided

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: application form with a personal statement; official transcripts are
not required; two letters of recommendation


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                          SUNY at Buffalo: Summer Research Institute for
                        Biomedical Materials Science & Engineering (RIBSE)
                           www.ribse.buffalo.edu/programDescription.shtml

Description:
        The Summer Research Institute in Biomedical Materials Science and Engineering (RIBSE) is an
intensive, 12-week program combining didactic teaching (lectures, seminars, research ethics and
laboratory demonstrations) with team-based laboratory research to introduce undergraduates to facets of
interdisciplinary research that require going beyond the disciplinary-based approaches in which all
students are grounded.
        The program begins with a 5-week advanced course integrating topics in the chemistry of tissue
engineering. This course combines innovative pedagogical approaches with an independent laboratory
research project related to some aspect of the complex problems facing biomaterials surface chemistry,
such as chemistry of polymeric membrane materials, surface chemistry, the molecular biology of cell
adhesion and growth and the in-vitro cell and tissue biology applicable for study of synthetic materials,
molecular diagnostics of protein and growth factor structure and function, etc.
        Participants will gain hands-on experience with interdisciplinary methodologies and will engage
in independent as well as team-based research. The research program will focus on synthetic polymer
materials surface chemistry based on molecular biological principles of cell and tissue growth. This
work centers around the development of polymer surface chemistries that derive their structure and
function from fundamentals of molecular biology such as cytokine and growth factor based competitive
tissue growth and integrin cell adhesion mechanisms.

Who can apply?
        Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents, or lawfully admitted into the US for the
purpose of academic study. They must have earned no fewer than 45 credits toward a baccalaureate
degree, and must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate program at a college or university accredited
by a DoE-recognized accrediting agency. They must be in good academic standing, having a 3.0 GPA or
better. They must also have expressed interest in biomedical research as demonstrated by coursework
and participation in extracurricular research.

Program Location: Buffalo, NY

Program dates: 12-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000 stipend; tuition and research costs will be paid by the program; students will receive 3
academic credits; if participants choose to live on-campus during the program, housing costs will be
paid by the program

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: Application form, official transcript, two letters of recommendation,
resume, and a 1-page personal statement


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    Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine: Undergraduate Summer Research Program
           www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/DeptWebs/microbio/SUMMER/SUMMER.HTM

Description:
        Our Undergraduate Summer Research Program is sponsored by the faculty and Department of
Microbiology and Immunology of Loyola University Chicago. The program is designed to provide a
stimulating "hands on" research experience for students who are considering graduate education in
molecular Microbiology or Immunology.
        Under the guidance of a selected faculty member, the student will actively participate in an
ongoing research project. He or she will learn basic research skills, attend various scientific seminars
and journal clubs, participate in a series of special summer workshops and present his or her results to
the department. Students will learn many modern research techniques, such as: maintaining cell cultures,
gel electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, and protein and nucleic acid
molecular biology. We invite undergraduate college students who have demonstrated outstanding
scientific aptitude to join us and explore their interests in biomedical research.

Who can apply?
         Only US citizens and permanent residents may apply. The program is offered to college students
who are interested in biomedical research. Preference is given to students who are currently college
sophomores or juniors. Disabled students, minority students, and students from smaller liberal arts
institutions where comparable research facilities are unavailable are particularly encouraged to apply.

Program Location: Maywood, IL

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000 stipend; lodging and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the student

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: application form, official transcript, and two letters of
recommendation; items must arrive together in a single envelope


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                     Mayo Clinic: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
                                   www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html

Description:
        The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, sponsored by Mayo
Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward
research. The SURF Program gives you more than just work experience in a lab. As a SURF fellow you
will: conduct your own small research project or work on part of an ongoing research investigation for
10 weeks; develop your technical skills; and participate in a special weekly seminar series that
introduces you to rapidly progressing research areas.

Who can apply?
       You can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program if you: are
a student currently in your sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university, have a grade point
average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale), and are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D.
or M.D.-Ph.D. International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.

Program Location: Rochester, MN

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $5000 (minus taxes); students are responsible for their own housing, travel, and meals

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: online application, one or two-page personal statement, a current
transcript, and two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate professors


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         Washington University in St. Louis: Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program
http://biomedrap.wustl.edu/dbbs/website.nsf/ced4aeca9da0585a86257000006095ec/206c12732eafe0138
                                 6257000006167b3?OpenDocument

Description:
        The BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMed RAP) is a 10-week summer
research program for exceptional students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers. The
program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-
quality Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences. As a BioMedRAP participant, you
will: conduct independent research with outstanding faculty mentors; work in a cutting edge science and
technology environment; gain exposure to some of the nation's finest biomedical investigators and an
extensive variety of research topics; receive individualized career counseling and develop your career
interests; participate in workshops, seminars and journal clubs; build a social network with student peers
and faculty; and prepare to apply to the best Ph.D. and M.D. /Ph.D. programs in the United States.

Who can apply?
        We encourage applications from individuals who come from rural or inner-city areas and
individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research — specifically African
Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women and those with
disabilities. Applications also are encouraged from international students currently pursuing a bachelor’s
degree in the United States. Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree and students who are
not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution are not eligible to apply. Priority consideration will be given
to applicants with at least one year of research experience.

Program Location: St. Louis, MO

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: generous stipend is provided; on-campus housing and travel to/from St. Louis are covered at no
cost to the student; BioMedRAP will also pay for each student to invite a guest to attend the final
research symposium; participants will also receive travel funds to present their research at scientific
meetings after successfully completing the program

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: online application; see website for additional components


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                            University of Texas, San Antonio:
        Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for Non-Biology Majors
                                 http://b-sure.uthscsa.edu/

Description:
        This program offers summer support to students currently in engineering, mathematics,
computer, physical, or chemical science tracks to explore the wealth of opportunities provided in the
biomedical sciences. Candidates may choose to work with any of the approximately thirty mentors in
eight departments within the Health Science Center. There are various research areas represented
among the mentors of the program.
        The program will primarily focus on an in-depth research experience in a host lab where the
candidate will work on their own defined research project in collaboration with post-docs and graduate
students trained in various biomedical fields. There will also be several enrichment experiences
incorporated into the program, including: short courses on current topics in biotechnology and
biomedical applications; a seminar series geared toward career opportunities; and field trips to local
research facilities that illustrate the multiple applications of biomedical research.

Who can apply?
       This program is only for non-biology sophomores and juniors with an interest in the life
sciences. Applicants must be US citizens or have permanent resident status.

Program Location: San Antonio, TX

Program dates: 10-week program

Stipend: $3000-$4000; additional allowance for travel and housing costs for non-local students

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: application form; see website for additional components


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                              University of Texas, San Antonio:
               Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
                             www.uthscsa.edu/outreach/summer.asp

Description:
        This 10-week program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to work with faculty,
postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in an on-going research project. The students will give an
oral presentation of their research results at the end of their summer experience. Students will also attend
a weekly class and the graduate student journal club.

Who can apply?
      Preference will be given to students who are considering applying to a PhD program in
pharmacology or biomedical sciences.

Program Location: San Antonio, TX

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: a stipend is provided—see website for more information

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: See website

*Inquiries may be directed to Veronica Sprayberry, graduate program coordinator, at
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        University of Texas, San Antonio: Physiology Undergraduate Research Experience
                 www.physiology.uthscsa.edu/teaching/undergrad_sum_program.asp

Description:
        This is a two-month research program designed for highly motivated college undergraduate
students with a genuine interest in experimental research careers in biomedical science. Undergraduates
will have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in on-going research projects under the
direction of a faculty member as well as work with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Other
opportunities include an informal “Faculty Profiles” weekly luncheon session in which faculty members
will give a brief presentation encompassing their overarching research objectives and a mini-biography
of how they came to be where they are now, and an informal “Contemporary Issues in Physiology”
weekly luncheon journal club led by Physiology senior graduate students. At the conclusion of the
summer, students will showcase the fruits of their labors to the department at a poster session.

Who can apply?
        Students in an undergraduate science degree program and who will be returning for at least one
term following the summer are eligible. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an
undergraduate degree program to include at least general biology and/or introductory chemistry.
Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. All interested individuals are encouraged to
apply; preference will be given to students who are considering applying to a Ph.D. program in the
Biomedical Sciences.

Program Location: San Antonio, TX

Program dates: 8-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3000, to be divided into two payments; students will be responsible for travel, meals, housing,
and other incidental expenses

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: application form, two letters of recommendation from academic
faculty, brief personal statement, and official transcript


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   University of Texas, San Antonio: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program in
                       Molecular Medicine at the Institute of Biotechnology
                              www.uthscsa.edu/outreach/summer.asp

Description:
        The IBT SURF program is a 10-week research experience for undergraduates in the laboratories
of basic scientists and molecular biology/cancer researchers at the UTHSCSA Institute of Biotechnology
located at the Texas Research Park campus. Students participate in seminar series and present research
findings.

Who can apply? See website for restrictions

Program Location: San Antonio, TX

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: a stipend is provided and subsidized lodging is available; see website for more information

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: See website


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                     Thomas Jefferson University, College of Graduate Studies:
                          Summer Undergraduate Research Program
                        www.jefferson.edu/jcgs/summer_internship_2008.cfm

Description:
        Thomas Jefferson University is an internationally recognized academic health center with over
$140,000,000 in sponsored biomedical research programs that provide a wide variety of opportunities
for student research training. Jefferson College of Graduate Studies offers academic programs leading to
the MS and PhD degrees in a variety of biomedical areas. In an effort to acquaint you with our academic
programs and our areas of ongoing research, the College of Graduate Studies is sponsoring a number of
summer positions through which you will have the opportunity to work in the laboratories of our faculty
as members of their research team. Research program options include biochemistry & molecular
biology, cell & developmental biology, genetics, immunology & microbial pathogenesis, neuroscience,
and many more.

Who can apply? See website for restrictions.

Program Location: Philadelphia, PA

Program dates: 10-week program; see website for specific dates

Stipend: $3500 stipend; on-campus housing accommodations provided

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: application form, official transcript, and two letters of
recommendation


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                                National Science Foundation (NSF):
                     Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
                 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF

Description:
        The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research
participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science
Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in
research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
        NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its
“Research Experience for Undergraduates” (REU) Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of
ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is
associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other
researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
        By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject
areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular
research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.
        For general information, consult the program’s website at
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF or the

Who can apply? Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent
residents of the United States or its possessions.

Program Location: Various. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

Program dates: Vary by REU site.

Stipend: Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

Application deadline: Varies by REU site.

Required application components: Students must contact the individual sites for information and
application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants.
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                        Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR):
                               Summer Scientific Research Program
                       www.novartis.com/research/nibr/careers/interns-em.shtml

Description:
        Interns work on a project under the guidance of a NIBR Project Mentor in a variety of laboratory
settings in our Emeryville Oncology and Chemistry departments. NIBR Interns will be on-boarded with
a meet/greet luncheon with other intern/mentors! Interns will meet bi-weekly to share experiences, to
network and to hear from seasoned professionals within the greater Novartis organization. In addition,
interns may work on a project together and present to a research audience at the end of the program.
Interns will attend and present at a weekly journal club just for interns. Interns will also have a mid-
session check in with their project manager and HR. At the end of the summer, interns will conduct a
presentation of their team project and their own project work. Finally, the summer will close with a
send-off “good luck” luncheon and a rewarding experience.

Who can apply? Applicants should be enthusiastic science majors from accredited university programs
who will have completed at least their sophomore year by the summer. Lab experience is preferred.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Program Location: Emeryville, CA

Program dates: See website

Stipend: Paid—check website for details; students will be responsible for their own housing and
transportation during the internship

Application deadline: See website

Required application components: Submit resume and cover letter to emv-ibr.internship@novartis.com.


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                          Novartis Diagnostics Research and Development:
                                    Summer Internship Program

Description:
        The Novartis Diagnostics Research and Development Summer Internship Program in
Emeryville, CA is an educational program whose mission is to inspire and mentor tomorrow’s scientists
by offering interdisciplinary research opportunities that transcend the academic setting. The summer
internship is a paid, 40-hour per week, 10-12 week program for students enrolled at an accredited
university. Diagnostics interns will be immersed in a state-of-the-art R&D environment with the
opportunity to interface with scientists and contribute to ongoing research.
        Interns will work on a project under the guidance of a Research and Development Mentor and
apprentice with knowledgeable scientists in a variety of laboratory settings. Students will apply their
academic training and innovative thinking to their projects. They will gain a broader perspective of the
biotechnology industry through technical training, hands-on laboratory experience, and attendance at
scientific seminars and workshops. The program will provide insight into the social and economic forces
that shape the workplace through networking opportunities with fellow interns and other business
professionals in the organization.

Who can apply? Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Applicants must have completed at least
their sophomore year in college or university prior to the start of the internship. Applicants must be able
to start at the beginning of the program and work full time for 10-12 consecutive weeks.

Program Location: Emeryville, CA

Program dates: Email EMV-Diagnostics.Internship@novartis.com for more information.

Stipend: Paid; students will be responsible for their own housing and transportation during the
internship.

Application deadline: Email EMV-Diagnostics.Internship@novartis.com for more information.

Required application components: Submit a cover letter and resume to
EMV-Diagnostics.Internship@novartis.com.


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                                 Unite For Sight: Global Impact Lab
                            http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-impact-lab/

Description:
        Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and
for professionals. Volunteers who participate in Unite For Sight's international programs (referred to as
“Global Impact Fellows”) participate daily with local ophthalmic nurses, local optometrists, and local
ophthalmologists to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye
care for patients living in extreme poverty. Through hands-on, structured training, volunteers gain a
comprehensive understanding about best practices in volunteerism, global health, and international
development. Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global
health.
        Global Impact Fellows participating with Unite For Sight abroad have the option to also design
and pursue a research study through the Global Impact Lab*. There are relatively few published
studies about eye care in developing countries, and Unite For Sight mentors its Global Impact Fellows to
design and implement research studies that contribute to knowledge about global eye care needs and
solutions.

*Note: GHP students must participate in the Global Impact Lab in order to fulfill the GHP summer
research requirement with this internship.

Who can apply? Anyone can participate, from any country. Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellows are
18 years and older, and there is no upper age limit. Those under the age of 18 may participate if they
accompany a parent who is an eye doctor.

Program Locations: Accra Region, Ghana; Rural Villages, Ghana; Tamale, Ghana; Tegucigalpa,
Honduras; Bihar, India; Chennai, India; New Delhi, India; Orissa, India

Program dates: Go to http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/dates-others for details.

Stipend: There is no stipend provided for this program, so students should seek funding elsewhere.

Application deadline: Unite For Sight accepts applications on a rolling application deadline and accepts
the first qualified applicants to apply. Application decisions are made within 3 days of receipt of your
application and recommendations.
For more information go to: http://www.uniteforsight.org/intl_volunteer/intl_volunteer_app.php.

Required application components: Online application form (including short answers questions and short
essays), two letters of recommendation


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                     CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
                                     www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh

Description:
        This is a 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students majoring in
Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, or related fields who are passionate
about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.
        Environmental health is the discipline that focuses on the interrelationships between people and
their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters safe and healthy living. This
branch of public health is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect
human health.
        Environmental health professionals engage in a broad and exciting range of activities—basic and
applied research, direct health protection efforts such as chemical disaster preparedness, health
education, patient care, policy support, and more. For students interested in environmental studies,
health sciences, or both, few fields are more fascinating.
        Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC's Chamblee Campus. Over the course of the summer, interns
will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.
        Interns will participate in environmental health projects, interact with federal officials and
scientists, and visit important environmental health sites in Atlanta. Other activities may include
"brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health
leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC
during the summer.

Who can apply? Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:
• US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
• Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2010
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
• An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies,
Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields.

Program Location: Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where
NCEH/ATSDR is housed.

Program dates: June 9-August 13, 2010

Stipend: Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program.

Application deadline: Applications are due February 16, 2010.

Required application components: Please go to www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh for more information and
application instructions.


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