Summer Internships

Summer Internship Opportunities

University of Utah - School of Medicine 
Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) Internship

The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) internship provides a ten-week summer research program for undergraduate students interested in genomics research, personalized medicine and biosciences. The GSRM is funded by an NIH Research Education Program (R25) and supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics. The paid internship provides students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship, professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Interns have the opportunity to interact with a thriving community of scientists, physicians and mentors that recognize the need to promote diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. 

Applications for the 2020 internship will be accepted from November 15th, 2019- February 3rd, 2020.


Time spent performing research and attending educational, networking and career building professional activities is approximately 40 hours per week.


  • Each GSRM position is considered employment. Completion of work hours and assignments are required to receive up to $5,500 for the summer.
  • Housing on the University of Utah campus will be provided.
  • Non-local participants will receive travel support.


Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a member of an underrepresented minority group (as defined by the National Institutes of Health). We particularly encourage the participation of women, individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged minority groups, and individuals with disabilities. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year before joining our GSRM program.


Students will be selected based on eligibility, submission of complete application package and recommendation from the selection committee.

Apply for the GSRM Internship today!

University of Missouri School of Medicine - Summer Reserach Internship in Medical Sciences

The University of Missouri offers a summer research internship with the immediate objective of recruiting students with the ultimate goal of improving diversity in the biomedical sciences workforce. In a nine-week program (May 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020), you’ll work on your own research projects under the guidance of an MU School of Medicine faculty member and present results at a poster forum at the end of the session. You’ll learn how to write abstracts and design posters to prepare for the poster forum. SRI Information flyer

The application deadline is February 14, 2020.

Apply Today!


The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10-week fellowship program starting in May 2020 to support undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research.

Each fellow will be matched to a laboratory led by a FCVC faculty member and participate in nationally recognized research in areas such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. During the program, students are expected to work full-time in their mentor’s lab, attend the SURF seminar series, and participate in organized social events. At the end of the summer, we host a research symposium in the Danto Auditorium where fellows give an oral presentation on their research findings over the summer.

Deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020


Medical College of Wisconsin - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has been offered at the Medical College of Wisconsin for over 35 years. During that time, SPUR has hosted hundreds of students who have since made significant contributions to science and humanity through their current positions as teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, industry professionals, government leaders and clinicians.  SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science.  Participation in SPUR is intended for students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies.

All application documentation (online form, letters of recommendation and transcript) must be submitted and/or postmarked by the application deadline. The application deadline for SPUR ‘20 is Saturday, February 1, 2020. Transcripts can be sent electronically via email to or sent to the following address:

MCW Graduate School (SPUR)
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Learn more about SPUR and Apply today!

Case Western Reserve University - Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR)

The goal of the program is to generate excitement for a future career in cancer research in highly motivated undergraduates and help them prepare for the next stage of their careers.

The CanSUR Program supports 32 undergraduates for a 10-week period (June through August) each summer. Undergraduates will be accepted from colleges and universities from across the country to work with one of 82 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) researchers. Stipends of $4,000 are provided for the 10-week program. Housing and travel allowances are available for select appointees.

Accepting applications through Jan 15, 2020

Visit the Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR) website today

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Are you an undergraduate science student, interested in scientific research and thinking about a career in Biomedical Research?  You can get the experience you need to prepare for graduate school and a career in this expanding field by participating in one of our summer research programs.

The SURF Programs are designed for sophomore and junior level students who are US residents.  Students must be able to commit to a 10 week program to do a research internship. 

SURF students are matched with an appropriate faculty advisor, based on mutual research interest. The advisor and intern design a specific research project within the context of the research focus of the advisor's laboratory. See information flyer

Experience the career of a biomedical researcher at one of two world-class research institutions: the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UC COM) or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

  • Participate in a funded 10-week fulltime biomedical research project
  • Work with a faculty advisor assigned based on mutual research interest
  • Attend social and scientific events and our Professional Development Series
  • Present your work at the Capstone Poster Symposium

Applications are accepted from Nov 1st through Feb 1st at

RNA Bioscience Initiative - School of Medicine - University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
RBI Summer Internship Program

A hands-on, mentored research opportunities in RNA biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genomics, and bioinformatics.

The RNA Bioscience Initiative (RBI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Denver metro area offers a summer research internship program in the areas of RNA Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. Interns are matched with one of the faculty from the biomedical research departments on the campus, including researchers studying fundamental aspects of biology and the molecular bases of cancer, developmental biology, autoimmunity, and infectious disease. Undergraduate students with a strong interest in RNA research are encouraged to apply for this program. The program is especially intended for undergrads wishing to gain more research experience in advance of applying to graduate school. Applicants may designate three preferred potential mentors from RBI faculty or they may contact an RBI faculty member ahead of applying to pre-arrange an internship match (please note this on the application).

The RNA Bioscience Initiative was started with a $20 million award from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2016. The mission of the RBI is to create and expand a vibrant center of discovery and innovation in RNA research, diagnostics and therapy. Our goal is to provide a fluid pipeline from basic to clinical RNA research on our campus and beyond.

The next deadline for applications will be in February 2020

Important information:

  • 10-week program, from early June through early August (start and end dates flexible). $4,000 stipend.
  • Round-trip travel to Denver and housing are provided to our interns.
  • Starting in Summer 2020, 50% of interns will be selected from SACNAS-affiliated students.
  • Opportunities for hands-on research experience in the lab of a research mentor on one of a broad range of cutting-edge RNA research projects.
  • An orientation day to the RNA Bioscience Initiative and Internship Program.
  • Weekly RNA-related small group lunch seminars from core RBI faculty.
  • Mentoring lunches with PhD students and postdocs affiliated with the RBI.
  • A short oral presentation at the end of the project to develop science speaking skills.
  • Spend the summer in Denver, CO, which offers a great balance of urban and outdoor activities.

For more information visit the RBI Summer Internship Program page. 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.

Application Deadline February 1, 2020

Applications for our 2019 program will open October 1, 2018. The deadline for receipt of all 2019 application materials will be February 1, 2019. Students should submit their application without waiting for their recommenders to submit letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to get all their credentials in by mid-late December, so that they can be considered for early placement. Those applying after January 1 run a high risk of not having all their credentials submitted by the deadline.

For more information visit: St. Jude's - Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program page.

RIT - Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in Biomedical Research and for Pre-Medical Studies Students

The folks at RIT have compiled the largest list of summer internships that I have ever seen!  This is very very helpful and as you will find, the majority of these are specifically seeking latino students or students from a disadvantageous background.

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Application deadline: February 3, 2020

The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000

To apply for SURF, please complete the online application. Within the application, you will need to upload your transcripts (official or unofficial) from each college you have attended. They  also require two letters of recommendation, which can come from mentors, teachers, employers, or advisers. Letters should discuss the applicant’s scientific and intellectual abilities, previous training and experience, and potential for a career in research.

To learn more about this opportunity and Apply, visit the website here:

Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD)
Application deadline: February 3, 2020

The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000.

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Interest in learning about and doing research in the field of kidney disease
  • College grades
  • Relevant experience
  • Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in biological research
  • Career goals include pursuing Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

To learn more about this opportunity and Apply, visit the website here:

National Science Foundation REU Program in Cell and Molecular Visualization at Brandeis University 

Brandeis University seeks qualified applicants for an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Biological Sciences for a 10-week period ( June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019 ). Stipends of $5,500, plus housing costs and meal allowances will be awarded to each participant. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents and should have completed their sophomore or junior year of study and be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university. We especially welcome applications from students of under-represented groups in science, or who come from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds (for example, first-generation college students), or who come from academic institutions with limited resources for research, or who are students with disabilities (i.e., a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities). 

Applications and all supporting materials are due February 1, 2019.  

Please apply online: Brandeis Summer 2019 CMV REU Application

Website: 2019 National Science Foundation REU Programs in Biological and Physical Sciences at Brandeis University

If you have any problems or questions about the application process or want confirmation that your application is complete, please contact us by email (

Medical College Wisconsin - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

SPUR is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the country. Participants receive significant hands-on experience while training alongside top health/medical researchers in areas such as biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, epidemiology, computational biology, and many more!

Application Deadline: February 1st.

For more information visit the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research webpage

Summer Internship 2019

Congratulations to the following students who got accepted to summer programs for Summer 2019

  • Adrian Maldonado, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine , Marshall University
  • Alexa Zarete, CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Experience, UT Health School of Public Health San Antonio
  • Aylin Flores, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bryan Martinez, CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Experience, UT MD Anderson
  • Chinyere Agba, SHPEP Summer Internship, University of Nebraska School of Medicine
  • Claudia Gonzalez, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • David Moreno, Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP), University of Minnesota
  • Johanna Mora, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Kenia Castillo, Wayne State in Detroit Michigan.
  • Miranda Sosa, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Paola Vidal, Mayo Clinic Minnesota
  • Roman Sanchez-Martinez, Biomedical Science Summer Abroad Program (BSSAP), School of Medicine and Health Sciences TecSalud of Tecnologico de Monterrey.
  • Walter Otu, Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program (DSSROP), Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Valeria Gonzalez, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Varesh Gorabi, University of Texas Medical Branch 

Summer Research Internships 2018

Congratulations to the following students that have been accepted to participate in the following Summer Internships for Summer 2018.

  • Jonathan Abshier, LSUHSC Experience, Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Priscilla Acevedo, NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (BFRI)
  • Daniela Barbosa, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program, UT Southwestern (MBRS-RISE) (MBRS-RISE)
  • Aylin Flores, Mayo Graduate School SURF Program, Mayo Clinic (BFRI)
  • Claudia Gonzalez, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Varesh Gorabi, NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (BFRI)
  • Astrid Gutierrez, CLIMB UP iSEED Program, University of Buffalo SUNY
  • Adrian Maldonado, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine (BFRI)
  • Raul Ordonez, SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine (MBRS-RISE, BFRI)
  • Jacob Maciel, Center for Engineering MechanoBiology Summer REU Program, University of Pennsylvania (BFRI)
  • Rozena Shirvani-Arani, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (BFRI)
  • Daniela Vidal, SPUR Program, University of Utah
  • Paola Vidal, Mayo Graduate School SURF Program, Mayo Clinic (BFRI)
  • Alexa Zarate, REU Program in Cell and Molecular Visualization, Brandeis University

Summer Research Internships 2017

Congratulations to all the BMED students and MBRS-RISE scholars on their acceptance to the following summer research internship programs!

  • Daniela Barbosa - Leadership Alliance Summer Research, Brown University (MBRS-RISE)
  • Daniel Rodriguez De Anda - QP-SURF Program, UT Southwestern (MBRS-RISE)
  • Aleida Gonzalez - NSF IRES Grant- Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), Lyon, France (MBRS-RISE, Chemistry Major)
  • Carolina Leynes - NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates in Cellular Bioengineering, RiSE at Rutgers (MBRS-RISE)
  • Johanna Mora - SURP Program- University of Utah, Salt Lake City (MBRS-RISE)
  • Raul Ordonez - SMART Program, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine Houston (MBRS-RISE, BFRI)
  • Roman Sanchez-Martinez - SPUR Program, UT Health Science Center San Antonio (MBRS-RISE, BFRI)
  • Jose Porras - SPUR Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (MBRS-RISE)
  • Anahi Sanchez - SURP Program- University of Pittsburgh (MBRS-RISE, BFRI)
  • Sachin George, SURF-Cancer program, UT Southwestern (APRIME-TIME, BFRI)
  • Aylin Flores, CLIMB UP program, University of Buffalo (BFRI)
  • Jonathan Abshier, UT Systems LSAMP Summer Research Academy Award, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (BFRI)
  • Annie He, SURE program, Keck Graduate Institute (APRIME-TIME, BFRI)
  • Jesus Franco, UT Systems LSAMP Summer Research Academy Award, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (APRIME-TIME)
  • Daniela Vidal, SMART Program, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine Houston

Summer Research Internships 2016

Congratulations! The following students have been accepted to participate in the following Summer Internships for Summer 2016.

  • Daniela Barbosa, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Kassandra Cervantes, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Jesus Roberto Franco, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Kristen Gomez, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Rebecca Gonzalez, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Ednia Gutierrez, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Summer Physiology Undergraduate Research (SPUR) (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Amador Hernandez, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Limairy Rodriguez, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
  • Daniel Rodriguez de Anda, Marshall University, Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Michael Roa, NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP)
  • Stephanie Lozano, Cornell University, Cornell Center for Materials Research - Research Experience for Undergraduates (CCMR-REU) (MBRS-RISE Scholar)
  • Ramona Luna, University of New Orleans, Advanced Materials Research Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (MBRS-RISE Scholar)