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  1. 1. Dear Pre-Health Student: The following is a listing of Summer opportunities for pre-health students. This list includes opportunities nationwide in several different areas. The list is organized alphabetically and is broken down into 2 subsections: Enrichment Opportunities and Research Opportunities. The list includes programs appropriate for those interested in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. This list has been compiled from many different resources, and therefore its complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Please contact me if you discover any misinformation. I would like to keep the list as current and accurate as possible. In addition, please be aware that this list is not comprehensive but just a place for you to begin your search for health-related summer opportunities. You may be aware of other opportunities in your hometown that do not appear on the Summer Opportunities List. I encourage you to continue to investigate other prospects in your area of interest. If you are aware of other good opportunities, please let me know so that I may share this information with other students. Please be aware of the specific program application deadlines. You will need to begin your summer planning now, for many deadlines are in January and February. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 854-8722 or Good luck. Megan M. Rigney Director/Chief Pre-Medical Advisor Office of Pre-Professional Programs Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  2. 2. Summer Enrichment Programs Arizona Heart Institute Foundation Phoenix, AZ Description: Cardiovascular Summer Student Program exposes students to all aspects of cardiovascular medicine: cardiovascular surgery, cardiac catherization laboratory, preventive medicine/conditioning, non-invasive screening laboratory and cardiology rounds. There is no tuition for the program but students are responsible for their own living expenses and transportation. Eligibility: All full-time college students are eligible Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Maxine Bercovitch, Admin. Assistant Arizona Heart Institute Foundation Cardiovascular Summer Student Program 2632 North 20th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006 Phone: (602) 266-2200 Email: Web: Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Baltimore, MD Description: Operation Dental Career is a one week academic/clinical program exposing students to oral health care delivery systems, dental education research and the occupational role of the dental practitioner. Housing and transportation not provided. Eligibility: Any undergraduate student who is in good academic standing is eligible to apply. Duration: 1 week during the first week of June. Contact: Sheila McNair, Academic Program Specialist Admissions & Student Affairs UM at Baltimore Dental School 666 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (410) 706-7472 Email: Web: Bellevue Hospital Center New York, NY Description: Project Health Care is a program centered around the Department of Emergency. It exposes students to a variety of experiences and fosters knowledge about careers in health care. Participants are expected to participate in CPR, first aid and self-defense classes and perform certain tasks and assist the medical staff. Eligibility: Annually, the program accepts up to 30 students from the Northeast who must work 22 hours per week. Applications from motivated college students with a strong interest in health care and a willingness to participate in all aspects of healthcare (medicine, physician assistants, clinical psychologist, and clinical social workers) are encouraged. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: early February Contact: Alissa Department of Volunteer Services Bellevue Hospital Center First Avenue & 27th Street, Rm A-25 New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 562-3010 Barbara Jordan Congressional Scholars Program at Howard University Washington, DC Description: A program to honor the legacy of former Kaiser Trustee and Congresswoman, Barbara Jordan, by creating new opportunities for minority students in health policy and eventually, increasing the numbers of minority health policy professionals. The program will annually provide 10 talented, economically disadvantaged college seniors or recent graduates with a 9-week summer college internship in a congressional office with major health policy responsibilities. The scholars will gain exposure to health policy issues and firsthand understanding of how the federal government works. Scholars will receive a stipend of $1500 upon completion of the program, an allowance for incidentals, travel expenses to DC and lodging at Howard University. Eligibility: Candidates must be in their senior year of undergraduate study or have graduated within the last twelve months from an accredited US college or university. Duration: 9 weeks Deadline: January 30, 2004 Contact: Mr. Jomo Kassaye Phone: (202) 865-4802 Email: Web: 2
  3. 3. Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC Description: Health Careers Opportunity Program is designed to identify minority and disadvantaged college students with interest and aptitude for careers in medicine and allied health, to develop activities and implement enriching supplemental academic programs appropriate for the identified students; to train students to perform adequately on the MCAT; to train students to prepare applications and perform adequately in interview session. Eligible students will receive a stipend. Eligibility: Undergraduate college students or rising freshmen eligible to apply. Applicants must be a members of an ethnic minority, low income and/or federally recognized disadvantaged group and have taken some science and mathematics courses. Students should also have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April 1 Contact: Shirley Dockery -- Velma G. Watts, Ph.D. Office of Minority Affairs Bowman Gray School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1037 Phone: (336) 716-3178 Bronx Zoo Bronx, NY Description: The Education Department of the Bronx Zoo offers summer internships for junior and senior undergraduates. Summer interns are expected to work 30-35 hours per week Eligibility: Experience in teaching is highly desirable, interest in wildlife and the ability to relate to children are essential. Applicants should be 3rd and 4th year undergraduates in good standing. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Duration: full summer (approx. 10 weeks) Deadline: Materials due two months prior to start of internship Contact: Ilyssa Gillman Education Department Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park Bronx, NY 10460 NO CALLS PLEASE! Fax: (718) 365-3300 Web: Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital Cape May, NJ Description: Pre-Medical Orientation is a program that exposes undergraduate students to all aspects of hospitals and health care delivery. Students observe in many departments including surgery, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care. Students will also attend hospital rounds and explore other medical settings including military and long-term care through field trips Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: May Contact: Ruth E. Particelli Director of Volunteer Services Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (609) 463-2367 Camp Bon Coeur Grand Coteau, Louisiana Description: Camp Bon Coer offers children with heart defects an environment where they can learn and have fun safely. The Camp Bon Coeur staff attends five days of training and is certified in First Aid and CPR. Staff learns about specific heart conditions and team building. Duration: 4 weeks Email: Phone: (337) 233-8437 Web: Camp Del Corazon Catalina Island Description: Camp Del Corazon provides a variety of fun and exciting activities for campers with heart disease. All of the activities are lead by trained Activity Counselors and supervised by one of our Med Nurses. At Camp Del Corazon all volunteer staff members attend staff training prior to working with our children. Activities include: Hiking, Climbing Wall, Water Sports, Arts and Crafts etc. Duration: 6 Days Deadline: April 30 Web: 3
  4. 4. Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Description: Research Internship in Clinical Psychology This course is a full-time intensive, six-week internship involving both didactic seminars and “hands-on” experience for students who are considering careers in the health professions. Each week, students spend 3 hours in formal seminars and 25 hours participating in psychological/medical research. This is a course with tuition of about $3200. Eligibility: Applicants with solid academic records and strong letters of recommendation will receive serious consideration. Students at all academic levels are accepted; maturity, reliability, motivation are expected. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April 15 (rolling) Contact: Director, Research Internship, Clinical Psych Dr. Lynn Friedman Warner Hall 108 Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 Phone: (412) 687-1881 email: Center for Talented Youth Description: The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer pre-college programs are offered at colleges and universities throughout the nation. The programs are three weeks long, and students take only one course. This intense immersion in a subject has proven to be both challenging and stimulating for students of high ability. In addition to their course work, students enjoy a rich experience outside the classroom. They live on campus under the supervision of resident assistants and participate in activities ranging from sports, to arts and crafts, to music, to special events such as dances and a student talent show. Staff provides a safe and supportive environment appropriate for pre-collegiate students. The starting salary for instructors ranges from $1800-$2800 per 3- week session, depending on education and experience. Instructional assistants earn $900 per 3-week session, and residential assistants earn $1000 per 3-week session. Salaries for administrators vary by position. Room and board are provided at residential sites where each staff member gets his/her own room in a college dormitory. Duration: 3 weeks Deadline: new application review begins in February, but hiring continues into June. Contact: CTY Summer Programs Employment Johns Hopkins University 2701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (410) 516-0053 Email: Web: 4
  5. 5. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Center for Educational Achievement Los Angeles, CA Description: Summer MCAT Prep Program includes coursework in scientific reading, science problems, organic and bio-chemistry, physics, quantitative analysis, biology, verbal reasoning, reading and writing. Study and test-taking skill development is an essential element of the program. Academic counseling and assistance with AMCAS preparation is provided as well as mock MCAT tests. Books and a stipend are included for eligible students. Eligibility: Application; transcripts; letters of intent; skills assessment; required medical school courses; in-person or telephone interview; financial aid documents if applicable. 2.1 GPA minimum. Duration: 7 weeks Deadline: March 31 Contact: Mary R. Blanding or Carolyn Jackson Center for Educational Achievement Charles R. Drew University School of Medicine & Science 731 East 120th Street Los Angeles, CA 90059 Phone: (323) 563-4926 Chicago Zoological Society Brookfield Zoo Brookfield, IL Description: Internship program offers work in many departments including, small mammal house, seven seas panorama, Australia house, animal hospital, children’s zoo, conservation biology, birds, hoofed stock, primates, nutrition or fragile kingdom. Eligibility: Applicants must have completed two years of college and show an interest in animals. Duration: 6-12 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Brookfield Zoo Intern Program Office Coordinator 3300 South Golf Road Brookfield, IL 60513 Phone: (708) 485-0263 Web: nSection=2&pageid=197&nLinkID=8 Chinatown Health Clinic New York, NY Description: Project AHEAD (Asian Health Education and Development) is a program focusing on community health, specific needs of Asian American communities, and issues related to healthcare in the US. Program also includes seminars, community health project and field observations. Program is 35 hours per week. Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students or high school seniors with interest in health or allied health careers and an interest in and some knowledge of Asian American communities. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Chinatown Health Clinic 125 Walker Street New York, NY 10013 Phone: (212) 226-8866 East Carolina University Greenville, NC Description: Summer Program for Future Doctors offers an academic curriculum of medical studies that includes cardiovascular sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, learning skills, and introduction to the medical environment. The program exposes students to the style, format and content of the MCAT. Students receive learning opportunities to witness medicine in action, observe procedures and develop relationships with staff at primary care sites within the community. Eligibility: The program is open to all but disadvantaged and minority students who have completed biology, chemistry and physics are especially encouraged to apply. Preference is given to N. Carolina residents Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 5 Contact: Academic Support and Counseling Center East Carolina University School of Medicine Brody Medical Sciences Bldg 2N45 Greenville, NC 27858-4354 Phone: (919) 816-2500 Web: 5
  6. 6. Columbia University New York, NY Description: Internship in Building Community (IBC) IBC affords students the opportunity to participate in an extended program devoted to developing the interpersonal skills necessary to build communities. There is a two-week Seminar led by professionals in the field of community building and a four-week Practicum where students serve as resident advisors and program assistants for Columbia’sSummer Program for High School Students and are responsible for creating a cohesive, lively, respectful student body. Interns receive a stipend of $1,000, paid in two installments (mid- program and conclusion). Eligibility: Applicants must be registered undergraduate/graduate students for fall 2004 and have a strong interest in pursuing careers in fields that call for effective educators, managers, and supervisors (i.e. teaching, social work, business, politics). International students must be eligible for employment in the US. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April 2, 2004 (rolling) Contact: Internship in Building Community 303 Lewisohn Hall 2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4110 New York, NY 10027-6902 email: Web: Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA Description: Summer Minority MCAT Enrichment Program is designed to strengthen students’ candidacy for medical school by improving their MCAT performance, writing skills, interviewing skills and exposure to both medicine and minority medical professionals. Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens who have completed their junior year of college. They must also be from a minority or disadvantaged group, have an overall GPA of 2.8 and plan on taking the MCAT in August. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: January 31 Contact: Robert Lee, Ph.D. Associate Dean & Director Emory University School of Medicine Office of Minority Affairs WHSCAB, Room 314A 1440 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Phone: 404-727-0016 Email Frontier Nursing Service Wendover, KY Description: The Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) is an organization dedicated to improving health care services in rural Kentucky. They deliver babies, run 3 rural health clinics, a women’s health care center, and a 40-bed hospital. The internship program hires interns or “couriers” throughout the year. In addition to delivering supplies, couriers assist doctors, midwives, family nurse practitioners and nurses in a variety of ways. All couriers are provided housing at FNS. Eligibility: Students interested in the health professions, particularly rural health care. Applicants should be interested in helping others and have a valid driver’s license and car (all mileage accumulated for official FNS duties is reimbursed). A $250 registration fee is required upon admission into the Program. This money covers the expenses for room and board. Duration: 12 weeks (minimum) Deadline: Rolling Contact: Frontier Nursing Service Courier Program 132 FNS Drive Wendover, KY 41775 Phone: (606) 672-2317 (606) 672-3022 Web: Howard University Washington, DC Description: Summer Advanced Health Careers Enrichment Program. Fundamental principles in the sciences are reviewed in preparation for the more advanced courses; students prepare for professional school entrance examinations (DAT, MCAT, PCAT). NO cost for the program tuition, housing or meals. Transportation is provided for a limited number of students. There is a $75 application and registration fee. Eligibility: Program available to disadvantaged students; US citizen/permanent resident; minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants must have completed the basic courses required by health professional schools. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April (Apply early!) Contact: Dr. Georgina Aboko-Cole Director, Center for Preprofessional Education Box 473, Administrative Building Howard University Washington, DC 20059 Phone: (202) 806-7231 Email: 6
  7. 7. Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL Description: Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP) is designed as a laboratory experience, also including MCAT preparation and counseling. Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents from under- represented minority groups with at least one completed year of college, a GPA of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in the sciences; SAT/ACT scores of at least 950/15 are invited to apply. Preference will be given to Illinois residents. Duration: 7 weeks Contact: Ms. Pam Cratic-Howard Ms. Rhonda Jones Illinois Institute of Technology CAHMCP Commons Building 320 S. Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60616-3793 Phone: (312) 567-5912 Web: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD Description: Summer Course in Human Anatomy – four week course is designed to give undergraduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year of college. Tuition: $3700 (4 credits), $800 for housing, $16/day meals Duration: 4 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Ms. Arlene Daniel Program Coordinator Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Johns Hopkins U School of Medicine 725 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21205 Email: Web: 7
  8. 8. Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown, PA Description: Each position is shaped to the student’s knowledge and experience and includes a formal position description, work plan and learning objectives. Upon successful completion of the program each student will be awarded up to $4000 in scholarship funds to be used toward educational expenses. The hospital does not provide housing or transportation. Eligibility: Students must be actively pursuing studies at an educational institution in order to be eligible. Duration: 12 weeks Deadline: February 14 Contact: Tara Trudnak Summer Internship Coordinator Center for Educational Development Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest & I 78 PO Box 689 Allentown, PA 18105-1556 (800) 548-7247 Phone: (610) 402-2575 (610) 402-2552 Web: l_Education/index.php?id=4&id2=412&id3=413&page_id=288 Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park, NY Description: A summer volunteer program exposing students to both clinical and research areas. Eligibility: All undergraduates are welcome to apply. Application Procedure: Students must apply in person in the Volunteer Services Department. They will accept applications for the Summer Program starting in early January – please call to inquire about exact date. They will continue to accept applications until all spots are filled (usually less than a week). Office is open for applications from 8:30 –12:00pm and is located on 2nd floor of the Main Building of LI Jewish Medical Center Room C202. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: See above application procedures Contact: Elise Harris, Director Volunteer Services 270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040 Phone: (718) 470-7090 Marquette University School of Dentistry Milwaukee, WI Description: This program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the field of dentistry and to strengthen their science backgrounds. It allows students to interact with dental practitioners and dental students who provide monitoring and support. Students receive information on various dental specialties and skills/attributes necessary to succeed in a dental career. Program emphasizes development of strong academic skills. Students work with dental materials in laboratory setting. No cost for students residing in residence halls. Transportation to and from school is provided for selected students. Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and two semesters of biology and chemistry to be eligible. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April Contact: Office of Multicultural Affairs Marquette University School of Dentistry, Rm. 102K PO Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 Phone: (800) 445-5385/2 or (414) 288-1445 email: Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA Description: All students will study a biomedical science course for four hours of credit; attend a learning skills seminar; and take courses in MCAT review, analytical reading, and medical writing. Each student receives a biweekly stipend for living expenses and the program pays tuition and campus housing fees. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an additional stipend. There is no travel allowance. Eligibility: Designed for 2 levels of college students who are interested in the health professions. Students in the intermediate group should have finished their freshman or sophomore year. Those in the advanced group should have finished their junior or senior year and be planning to apply to medical, dental, or graduate school or an allied health program. Duration: 7 weeks – June and July Deadline: March 1 Contact: Office of Special Academic Programs School of Medicine, AA-153 Augusta, GA 30912 Phone: (706) 721-2522 Email: 8
  9. 9. Medical College of Virginia Richmond, VA Description: Health Careers Opportunity Program is designed for minority students interested in health careers. Textbook material, limited travel costs and allowance for room and board are provided. Eligibility: Must be a minority student currently enrolled in a college or university or a recent graduate. Applicants must also be in good academic standing at the time of application. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April Contact: Health Careers Opportunity Program Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Campus P.O. Box 980549 Richmond, VA 23298-0549 Phone: (804) 828-4200 Web: Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC Description: Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is designed to help students clarify career goals and enrich their backgrounds in science. In addition to the formal courses, special opportunities to become better acquainted with the health professions and with the Medical University of South Carolina is part of the program. Students will receive a stipend to be used for housing and meals. Books and supplies are provided as well as a travel allowance. Eligibility: Juniors, seniors and recent grads are eligible. Applicants should have completed one year of biology and chemistry through to organic. Applicants should have a 2.5 or better GPA in math and science courses and have high motivation for a career in the health professions. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: late February Contact:Summer Health Careers Program (HCOP) Office of Diversity Medical University of South Carolina 171 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29425-1018 (843) 792-8484 Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN Description: Biomedical Sciences Program (BSP) is designed to facilitate the students’ entry into medical or dental schools by reinforcing their natural science backgrounds, and acquainting students with the rigors of health professional education. Food, lodging and books are provided at no cost. Most students also receive a stipend of $800. Eligibility: Open to all minority students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year. Must have a B average overall and a B average in science and mathematics coursework. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: late March Contact: Dr. John E. Wilson, Director Biomedical Sciences Program Meharry Medical College 1005 D.B. Todd Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208 Phone: (615) 327-6533 Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) Description: MMEP is a free academic enrichment program offered at 8 medical schools: • University of Alabama School of Medicine • Baylor College of Medicine/Rice University • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine • The Chicago Summer Science Enrichment Program • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons • Columbia (Dental) • Duke University School of Medicine • Fisk University and Vanderbilt Medical Center • New Jersey Medical School • University of Virginia School of Medicine • Western Consortium: University of Washington • Western Consortium: Washington (Dental) • Western Consortium: University of Arizona • Yale University School of Medicine The basic curriculum includes: academic enrichment in chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences, physics, mathematics, critical reading and writing, and MCAT preparation. The program also provides students with clinical experiences in a variety of settings. Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and members of an underrepresented minority group. Also must have completed at least one year of college. Applicants with an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 with a 2.75 in the sciences and 950+ SAT or 20+ACT will be competitive applicants. Duration: 6 weeks 9
  10. 10. Deadline: March 1 Phone: (866) 304-SMEP (7637) (toll free) email: Web: New England College of Optometry Boston, MA Description: The ACCESS program’s objectives are to develop a student’s familiarity with optometry and an understanding of optometry’s role within the health care network, to improve skills in basic mathematical concepts, and to introduce appropriate study and library skills. The program provides free tuition, housing, and a daily stipend for living expenses. Eligibility: The ACCESS program is for sophomore, junior or senior minority students. Duration: 4 weeks Deadline: March 31 Contact: Raymond E. Dye, Dean of Students Optometric Careers Access Program Office of Minority Student Services The New England College of Optometry 424 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (800) 824-5526 New York Presbyterian Hospital White Plains, NY Description: The practicum combines structured, staff- supervised patient assignments, professionally conducted seminars and lectures, giving students an opportunity to explore the disciplines of a university-based psychiatric hospital. This is a non-salaried program. Eligibility: College students interested in social work, psychiatry, medicine, recreational therapy, nursing research, psychology, and hospital administration are invited to apply. Eligibility determined by demonstrated academic ability and a required personal interview. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 15 Contact: Diane A. Clark Director of Volunteer Services Department New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Campus 21 Bloomingdale Road White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: (914) 997-5780 10
  11. 11. Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, OH Description: Internship program designed for students interested in practical experience in the podiatric medical profession. The program provides insight into the clinical education and scope of practice involved with podiatric medicine. Interns rotate through the departments of General Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedics, and Podiatric Surgery. Eligibility: Students must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study. Duration: 4 weeks Contact: Director of Student Recruitment Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine 10515 Carnegie Avenue University Circle Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 231-3300 Ohio U. College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, OH Description: The Summer Scholars Program is an HCOP funded program for underrepresented minority or economically disadvantaged students. The program is 6 weeks in length and provides participants the opportunity to take course work found in the medical school curricula, i.e. gross anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, histology, immunology etc. The program includes expenses for transportation to and from the program, room/board, a stipend and potential to interview for position in entering class of medical school. Eligibility: Disadvantaged status (economic or educational). U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required. A minimum of one year each of college-level chemistry and biology is required. Preference is given to rising seniors, recent graduates, and non-traditional pre-med students. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Shannon Scott Summer Scholars Program Center of Excellence for Multicultural Medicine 030 Grosvenor Hall, OUCOM Athens, Ohio 45701 Phone: (740) 593-2135 email: Web: Seneca Park Zoo Seneca, NY Description: Pre-Vet Fellowship is a ten-week summer program that allows pre-vet fellows to assist veterinary staff in all aspects of the veterinary care program. They will also complete a research project jointly identified by the fellow and the veterinary staff. Eligibility: Minimum qualifications include: completion of at least two years of study in a prevet curriculum, at least a 3.0 gpa and at least 100 hours of experience in a large and small animal veterinary hospital. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: January 2 Contact: Jeff Wyatt DVM, MPH Seneca Park Zoo 2222 St. Paul Street Rochester, NY 14621 Email: Web: St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital New York, NY Description: The Academic Associate Program is a clinical research assistant program in the Emergency Department of the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Duties include an active role in 7 current ongoing clinical research projects ranging from controlled trials of medication to observational cohort studies to various others. Opportunities for high-level involvement in specific research projects are available to motivated, reliable, interested individuals in addition to baseline commitment. Observation of emergency department procedures, resuscitations, and general care is an integrated part of the experience. Introduces students to the foundations, goals, and basic interpretation of clinical research, particularly in the emergency setting, and should dovetail with the knowledge acquired working as an Academic Associate. At the conclusion of one semester of service, the program director will write a letter of support for a health professional school. Duration: 8-hour a week commitment – two 4-hour shifts Deadline: All volunteers must attend the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt volunteer orientation held once each semester. Contact: Jen McCosker or Inna Zhitomirsky Email: 11
  12. 12. Stanford University Palo Alto, CA Description: HCOP Summer Residential Program introduces students to professional options in primary care (obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine), medical research including that done with computers, teaching, anatomy, health issues and medical ethics. Eligibility: Candidates must have completed their sophomore year in college, be from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, demonstrated academic excellence in math and science courses, have substantial volunteer experiences and community service, be committed to caring for the under-served and disadvantaged, and be citizens or permanent residents of the US. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: March 12 Contact: Kathryn Fitzgerald Stanford University School of Medicine Center of Excellence HCOP 251 Campus Drive, MSOB X347 Stanford, CA 94305-5413 Phone: (650) 498-4003 Email: Web: SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY Description: Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is a program which offers academic courses, skills workshops, placements and research opportunities. Each student will receive a $2000 stipend upon successful completion of the program. Housing is available of a cost of $13.02 per day. This program is federally funded for three years by the Department of Public Health. Students should be willing to make a three year commitment to the program. Eligibility: Students need to be completing their second undergraduate year, have a minimum gpa of 2.7, be educationally or economically disadvantaged and indicate an interest in the health care professions. Students must also be US citizens or permanent residents. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: May (rolling) Contact: Barbara Hamilton, M.S. Assistant Dean of Multicultural Resources Office of Multicultural Resources 210 Campus Activities Building SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: (315) 464-5433 email: Web: 12
  13. 13. SUNY State College of Optometry New York, NY Description: Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is designed to expose students to clinical observations, optometric orientation, site visits, and group sessions on optometry school and learning skills seminars. Students will learn to develop and present a research project. Students will be given a stipend of $250 a day to defray the cost of transportation and lunch. Books and supplies will be provided free of charge. Eligibility: Underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged students who are State residents of New York and currently attending an accredited college or university are eligible. Preference is given to sophomores and juniors in high academic standing and other students are considered if there are unfilled slots. Duration: 2 weeks May 22 –June 3 Deadline: Application forms available in CSTEP office Contact: Dr. Jerrold William Maben CSTEP Coordinator Office NS 3009 Phone: 914-251-6648 Fax: 914-251-6635 email: Web: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA Description: Internship program designed to introduce undergraduate students to podiatric medicine. Interns will attend workshops and seminars on gross anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics of the foot and ankle, foot screening and evaluation, and specialties in podiatric medicine such as diabetes, sports injuries, geriatric conditions, pediatrics and wound healing. Students will also shadow podiatric physicians and participate in research. On campus housing will be provided. Interns are responsible for meals and miscellaneous costs. Eligibility: The program is open to full-time undergraduate students Duration: 8 days Deadline: March 19 Contact: Temple U School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Internship Program David E. Martin, Director of Admissions Office of Student Affairs 8th at Race Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: (800) 220-3338 Web: hip Texas A&M University College of Medicine College Station, TX Description: Bridge to Medicine Summer Program for Disadvantaged College Students is an intensive study in basic sciences, reading, writing and study skills. Students learn test- taking skills for MCAT, participate in clinical preceptorships, mock interviews, learning strategies workshop, medical lectures, etc. Housing and meals are provided, but students must provide their own transportation. Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents with a 2.8 GPA, and at least 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, including general biology with lab (2 semesters), organic chemistry with lab (2 semesters), math (1 semester) and English (1 semester). Duration: 6 weeks June-July Deadline: March 1, 2000 Contact: Thomas Bosquez, Program Director Texan A & M University Health Science Center College of Medicine Office of Special Programs 106 Reynolds Medical Building College Station, TX 77843-1114 Phone: (409) 862-4065 Texas A & M U Health Science Center San Antonio, TX Description: Bridge to Medicine MCAT Performance Improvement Program is designed to strengthen students’ MCAT scores, develop test-taking skills, and familiarize participants with medical admissions procedures. Participants are enrolled in General/Organic Chemistry, MCAT Reading and Writing, Physics and Biology review courses, along with sessions on applications, interview skills, and financial aid. Students also participate in an intensive test-taking course. A per diem of $40 per day will be provided for the 6 week session and students must make their own transportation arrangements. Housing is provided. Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and have a strong overall GPA. They must also have completed at least 4 semesters of undergraduate course work (60 hours). Postgraduate students are also eligible. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Thomas Bosquez, MPA, Director Application Center U of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio 106 Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building 13
  14. 14. College Station, TX 77843-1114 Phone: (409) 862-4065 Email: Tufts Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine North Grafton, MA Description: Intensive one and two-week programs include short courses; clinical and surgical rotations; speakers and videos; discussions; a field trip and team project. Tuition is $795 and includes course, program materials, lab fees and daily lunches. Housing is optional at additional cost. There is a $20 application fee. Eligibility: Current college students who are bright, energetic and highly motivated toward a career in veterinary medicine are welcome to apply. Deadline: rolling Duration: 1 – 2 weeks Contact: Office of Special Programs Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Tufts Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine 200 Westboro Road North Grafton, MA 01536 Phone: (508) 839-7962 Email: web: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Davis, CA Description: Provides large and small animal veterinary experience through rotations at the veterinary medical teaching hospital. Program also provides workshops, preparation for the GRE and speakers from various veterinary fields. The program does not provide room board or stipend. Eligibility: Underrepresented ethnic minority undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Must have completed at least on year of undergraduate education with a 2.5 gpa. Duration: 5 weeks Deadline: May 15 Contact: Yasmin Williams, Program Director University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Office of the Dean – Student Programs One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616-8734 Phone: (530) 752-1383 Email: Web: missions.html#sep 14
  15. 15. UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA Description: Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (PREP) consists of 2 tiers. Tier I is designed for sophomores and juniors to enhance science problem solving skills. Tier II is for students preparing for the MCAT or DAT. Both tiers participate in clinical, research preceptorials, self-development workshops, networking, counseling and other resources. There is no tuition for participation. Students who must relocate to participate in the program may be eligible for a stipend. Eligibility: Applicants must be from disadvantaged backgrounds and be US citizens/permanent residents. Tier I: 1 year of college chemistry and/or biology, grade of C or better. Overall minimum GPA of 2.5 (max 3.2). Tier II: 1 year of biology, 2 years of chemistry, 1 year of math, 1 semester of physics, all with a grade of C or better. Overall minimum GPA of 2.8 in the sciences but not greater than 3.6 Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Director UCLA PREP UCLA School of Medicine Office of Student Support Services 13-154 Center for the Health Sciences, Box 956990 Los Angeles, CA 90095-6990 Phone: (310) 825-3575 Email: web: UCSF School of Medicine San Francisco, CA Description: The Undergraduate Preparation Program is a structured summer program for undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds who are considering a career in medicine. The goal is to help individuals increase their chance of gaining admission to medical school by offering MCAT prep in biology and verbal reasoning and mini courses in organic chemistry, chemistry and physics (not for college credit). A series of academic skills and application preparation workshops will also be offered. Eligibility: Applicants must be from disadvantaged backgrounds and have completed at least the first two years of premed coursework. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: April 18 Contact: Gabrielle Fisher Program Coordinator Undergraduate Preparation Program UCSF School of Medicine Office of External Programs 1855 Folsom Street, Box 0409 San Francisco, CA 94143-0409 Phone: (415) 514-1390 Email: Web: 15
  16. 16. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, OH Description: Summer Pre-Medical Enrichment Program (SPEP) is a program for disadvantaged students which aims to strengthen analytical reasoning, problem-solving skills for learning, and test-taking skills. The program exposes students to medical curriculum, and clinical aspects of medicine. It also provides physician mentors and familiarization with medical school admissions processes. SPEP students will receive a total stipend of $1400, as well as books and materials and reimbursement for travel expenses. On-campus housing is available at a small cost. Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents who are disadvantaged (economic, educational, geographic, and socio- cultural) are eligible to apply. Applicants also should have two years of undergraduate course-work. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: March 10 Contact: Pathways to Health Careers University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 231 Bethesda Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552 Phone: (513) 558-7212 Email: Web: University of Colorado Denver, CO Description: Science Education and Enrichment Kaleidoscope (SEEK) will develop students interviewing skills, test-taking skills, study skills, time and stress management skills. It will also expose participants to a clinical setting. There is also an optional MCAT review course offered. Each student will receive a daily stipend. Eligibility: The program is designed for students who plan to apply or reapply for admission to either the School of Medicine or School of Dentistry within the next two years. Applicants must also be a member of traditionally under-represented group in the health professions or economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. Applicants must also be US citizens or permanent residents. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March Contact: SEEK Program Center for Multicultural Enrichment University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Box B-176, 4200 East 9th Avenue Denver, CO 80262 Phone: (303) 270-8558 16
  17. 17. University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT Description: College Enrichment Program is designed to provide an intensive series of lectures in mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics. There is an $800 stipend. Room and board is also provided. Eligibility: Underrepresented minority or other disadvantaged freshmen and sophomores who have an interest in medicine, dental medicine, biomedical research, nursing, pharmacy or allied health professions are eligible to apply. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: February 27 Contact: Office of Health Careers Opportunity Programs Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT 06030-3920 Phone: (860) 679-3483 Email: Web: %20programs.htm University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT Description: Medical/Dental Preparatory Program (MDPP) is designed in two tracks. Track one is for students who will be taking the August MCAT or DAT. The program will focus on test preparation. Track two is designed for all other students and consists of basic medical sciences course emphasizing essential principles of cell and molecular biology correlated to problem based learning case studies. There is a $1000 stipend; room and board is also provided. Eligibility: Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, or recent graduates of pre-professional schools who have traditionally been underrepresented in the health professions. Applicants should have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry). Previous laboratory experience is desirable. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: February 27 Contact: Office of Health Careers Opportunity Programs Medical/Dental Preparatory Program University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT 06030-3920 (860) 679-3483 Email: Web: %20programs.htm 17
  18. 18. University of Massachusetts Medical Center Worcester, MA Description: Summer Enrichment Program includes daily seminars on health issues, study skills, time management, test- taking skills. Sessions will be held on MCAT, the application process, AMCAS, and financing medical education. Dorm housing is required. Stipend provided upon completion. Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged students who have completed a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of college work. Eight (8) credit hours of Organic Chemistry is strongly recommended. Applicants should be Massachusetts State residents, and/or attending a college/university in Massachusetts at the time of application. Duration: 4 weeks Deadline: February 15 Contact: Christopher W. G. Graham, MS Program Coordinator Office of Outreach Programs 55 Lake Avenue North, Room S1-842 Worcester, MA 01655 Phone: 877-395-3149 press 2 (toll free) (508) 856-2707 Email: Web: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ/ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ Description: The Biomedical Careers Program is designed for minority and disadvantaged undergraduate students interested in the health care fields and biomedical research. Participants take part in a variety of science enrichment and health care oriented activities. The program has 3 levels. LEVEL 1 is designed for students who have just begun pre- professional studies and have completed at least one year of college including one semester of introductory biology and one semester of introductory math. It consists of 2 courses: Intro to Microbiology and Intro to Organic Chem., as well as workshops and seminars. LEVEL 2 is designed for students who have completed at least 2 semesters of general biology plus one semester of college math. The curriculum includes: advanced biology, generally either Intro to Genetics or Intro to Biochemistry, Lab in Genetics or Microbial Physiology and either Intro to Organic Chem or MCAT Science review plus workshops and seminars. LEVEL 3 is designed for students who are at or near the point of applying to professional school and have completed nearly all pre-professional science requirements. The curriculum includes: Advanced biology, generally either Intro to Immunology or Intro to Neuroscience, either MCAT Science Review or another advanced biology course plus workshops, research and seminars. This program can be taken for college credit. Eligibility: The program has been designed specifically for those students belonging to racial or ethnic groups currently underrepresented in medicine and other biomedical careers. Special consideration will also be given to students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds regardless of their race or ethnic background. Because the Biomedical Careers Program is supported by NJ state institutions, priority will be given to students enrolled at Rutgers University, EOF-eligible and students who are legal residents of NJ. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: December 15 Contact: Biomedical Careers Program UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Med School 675 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854 Phone: (732) 223-2144 Web: 18
  19. 19. University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL Description: Mini-medical school program introduces students to the rigor of medical school and how to be successful. All expenses are provided by the program, which also provides a stipend. Eligibility: Program is directed toward students who have completed 2 or 3 years of college with a focus on premedical studies. Preference is given to under-represented minorities in the health professions. Duration: 7 weeks Deadline: April 30 Contact: Astrid K. Mack, Ph.D. Minority Students Health Careers Motivation Program University of Miami School of Medicine PO Box 016960 (R 128) Miami, FL 33101 Phone: (305) 243-5998 University of Michigan School of Dentistry Ann Arbor, MI Description: Pipeline: program designed for freshmen and sophomores to enhance science academic skills and facilitate continued academic success in undergraduate school. Program provides exposure to: dental and medical career specialties, and hands on experiences simulating activities in clinical dental practice Profile for Success: program designed for juniors and seniors to help prepare for the DAT and increase understanding of career options within dentistry. Transportation and a stipend to assist with expenses are available for qualified students in both programs. Eligibility: Students should be U.S. citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds. For Pipeline students should have cumulative GPA below 3.2 and above 2.0 or science GPA below 3.0 and above 1.7. For Profile: students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0, not have taken DAT or have scores of 12-17. The students should have completed a pre-health science curriculum. Duration: Pipeline = 8 weeks Profile for Success = 4 weeks Contact: Charlita Daniels Univ of Michigan School of Dentistry 1011 N. University Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Phone: (734) 763-3342 Email: Univ. of Michigan School of Public Health Ann Arbor, MI Description: Paid internship (professional health administration position) in southeastern Michigan health care organization. Field visits to health care agencies, lectures, GRE/GMAT preparation course are included in the program. Travel expenses and summer housing for students outside Detroit/Ann Arbor area is provided. Eligibility: Students entering junior or senior year interested in health administration, health policy, with a 2.8 GPA are eligible to apply. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 5 Contact: Carmen Harrison, MA Dept. of Health Management & Policy School of Public Health II University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029 Phone: (734) 936-3296 Email: University of North Carolina School of Medicine Medical Education Development Program Premedical/Predental Summer Session Chapel Hill, NC Description: The MED program provides a demanding academic core on the level of beginning medical/dental studies in Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Microbiology/Immunology and Clinical Biochemistry. It also may include a special dental theory and technique course for pre-dental students as well as individualized work in learning, study, reading and test-taking skills. Seminars, workshops, pre-professional counseling and orientation to the medical and dental school environment will also be provided. Eligibility: Criteria for selection are based on a number of factors including 1) showing educational promise and a strong commitment to a health career but lack of past opportunities (educational, social and economic) that may place a student from a nontraditional background at a disadvantage in seeking admission and successfully entering medical or dental school. 2) Must have completed at least 3 years of college coursework including Organic Chemistry. Duration: 8-9 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Patrena N. Benton-Majette Coordinator UNC-CH School of Medicine Office of Educational Development CB # 7530, 322 MacNider Bldg Phone: (919) 966-7673 19
  20. 20. Email: Web: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA Description: Level 1: Program designed for entering college freshmen or rising sophomores, for strengthening academic skills and building motivation. Program courses enhance learning in science, writing skills, and public speaking. Program provides opportunities to interact regularly with doctors and medical students who have background and educational experience similar to their own. Level 2: Designed for college junior or senior students who are interested in a medical career. The program gives college students experience in a research and hospital environment and helps students become more competitive candidates for medical school by offering training for standardized tests and interview situations. Eligibility: Students interested in a medical career. Appl rqmts: Application, 2 letters of recommendation, essay and official transcripts. Duration: 7 weeks June-July Deadline: March 1 Contact: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs/Minority Programs M247 Scaife Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Phone: (412) 648-8987 Email: Web: Utica Zoological Society Utica, NY Description: Zookeeper Internship consists of training in general introductions to operations and direct animal care in the four animal areas: Children’s Zoo, Hoofstock, Wildlife, and Veterinary Department. Housing is provided. Eligibility: Students interested in majoring in biology, zoology, pre-vet or related fields. Must have proof of negative TB test and provide own transportation Appl rqmts: Students should submit a cover letter and resume explaining your interest in position. Interviews will be scheduled with each qualified applicant. Duration: 8 weeks Contact: Gary Zalocha, General Curator Utica Zoo 99 Steele Hill Road Utica, NY 13501 Phone: (315) 738-0472 20
  21. 21. Web: Zoological Society of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Description: The Internship Program at the Philadelphia Zoo avails students to work in a number of different areas including animal care (children’s zoo), animal nutrition, animal records management, environmental education, etc. Most internships are unpaid, but may be eligible for college credit. Eligibility: Varies with each intern position, but most require students to have a 2.5 GPA or higher and be college juniors or seniors. Duration: negotiable Deadline: March Contact: Human Resources The Philadelphia Zoo 3400 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196 Phone: (215) 243-5219 Email: Web: 21
  22. 22. Summer Research Programs Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, NY Description: Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSSROP) is designed to provide students interested in a career in biomedical research and/or medicine, with a research experience with a faculty mentor. Special seminars and lectures will also be included in this experience. A stipend of $2,000 will be provided, but students are responsible for their own travel and other expenses. Eligibility: Students must be members of an under- represented minority group and have completed their sophomore or junior year of college Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: MSSROP Office of Minority Student Affairs Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1300 Morris Park Avenue, B205 Bronx, NY 10461 Phone: (718) 430-3091 Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, NY Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed for undergraduate students who have a strong background in the sciences and interest in a research career in biochemical or biological sciences (PhD or MD/PhD) Students who are selected will receive a generous stipend and will be provided with accommodation. They will work under the direct supervision of a faculty member on an original research project and participate in a series of special seminars and research lectures. Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who are presently juniors, and who have strong academic records in biological and physical sciences. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 15 Contact: SURP Sue Golding Graduate Division Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jack & Pearl Resnick Campus 1300 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461 Phone: (718) 430-2128 Web: 22
  23. 23. American Chemical Society San Jose, CA / Upton, NY Description: Undergraduate Fellowships in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry. This course will consist of both lecture and laboratory work on the fundamentals of nuclear science and applications to related fields. In addition to the formal instruction, the course will include a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers. There also will be a special nuclear medicine symposium. Fellowships include all tuition, transportation, housing, food, textbooks, and laboratory manuals. Six academic credits may be awarded for this program. Eligibility: The program is designed for undergraduate chemistry or physics majors who will be entering their junior or senior year. They should have completed at least 2 years of chemistry, 1 year of physics, and 1 year of calculus. No previous experience in nuclear science is necessary. Students must be US citizens or resident aliens to be eligible. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Dr. Joseph R Peterson, Director ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear & Radiochemistry Department of Chemistry University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37996-1600 Phone: (423) 974-3434 Web: American Heart Association, Burlingame, CA Description: Cardiovascular research in California labs with experienced scientists. $2,500 stipend – no college credits. Eligibility: Full-time California, Nevada, Utah college or university student or state resident. Applicants must have junior or senior status in Fall 2004, or students who graduate in December 2004 or later. Students must have completed a total of at least 4 semesters of biology, physics, chemistry and 1 semester of calculus, stats, or computer science. Duration: 10 Weeks Deadline: February 2 Contact: Research Department American Heart Association 1710 Gilbreth Road Burlingame, CA 94010 Phone: (650)259-6700 Web: identifier=3013196 23
  24. 24. American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC Description: Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive minority undergraduate students who wish to and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers in microbiology. Students will conduct full time summer research with an ASM member at any US institution other than their own. Funding available up to $4500. Eligibility: Underrepresented minority group in the sciences as well as a US citizen or permanent resident. Student also must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate. Must be either a freshman with college level research experience or a sophomore, junior or senior who will not graduate before the completion of the program. Applicants must also have taken intro courses in Biology, Chemistry and preferably Microbiology. Lab research experience is also desirable. Duration: 8-12 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship Education Department American Society for Microbiology 1752 N. Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 942-9283 Email: Web: Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL Description: Summer Research Participation (SRP) Program features research internship, staff supervision, and seminars. Areas of research include Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Also applied research programs relating to Coal, Conservation, Environmental Impact and Technology, Fission, and Fusion Technology. A $400/week stipend, housing and travel expenses are provided. Eligibility: Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have completed their sophomore year. Duration: 11 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Lisa Reed DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI) Division of Educational Programs Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL 60439-4845 Phone: (630) 252-3366 Email: Web: 24
  25. 25. Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Description: Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART) offers student-mentor pairing with Baylor scientists from basic science and clinical research departments, specially designed seminar programs, physician shadowing, career counseling, and social and cultural activities. A $4000 stipend is provided for participants. Housing is provided. Eligibility: 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 current freshmen. Duration: 9 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Gayle R. Slaughter, Ph.D. SMART Program Baylor College of Medicine One Baylor Plaza, N204K MS: BCM-215 Houston, TX 77030 Phone: (713) 798-5915 Email: Web: Brookhaven National Laboratory Long Island, NY Description: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) - formerly known as ERULF - allows students to work with members of the scientific staff and gain research experience in areas of chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, nuclear medicine, applied mathematics, high and low energy particle accelerators, and science writing. Housing, travel expenses and stipend will be provided. Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a 2.5 or higher science GPA. Must be rising seniors with a 3.0 or better gpa. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: April 1 Contact: Todd Clark Phone: (202) 586-7174 Email: Web: California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, CA Description: Robert T. Wallace Undergraduate Research Internship matches students with Academy scientists to work on specific research projects. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about a specific group of organisms, be involved in original scientific research and appreciate the role of a natural history museum in research and education. Some travel expenses will be reimbursed and students will receive a stipend of $3,500 for internship (plus $1,500 housing allowance). Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens with 3.0 average or better and have demonstrated participation in a wide range of campus activities are welcome to apply. Duration: 12 weeks Deadline: April 15 Contact: Robert T. Wallace Research Internship c/o Research Division California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94118 Phone: (415) 750-7277 Email: Web: allace_internship.html California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, CA Description: Summer Systematics Institute matches seven undergraduate students with Academy scientists to conduct research as well as participate in tours, seminars and lectures related to biodiversity, evolutionary biology and global change. A $3,500 stipend will be awarded, plus $1500 housing allowance and up to $450 for travel costs. Eligibility: Open to US citizens who are currently enrolled undergraduates (graduating seniors are not eligible) and have a background in natural science. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: April 15 Contact: Summer Systematics Institute Research Division California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94118 Phone: (415) 750-7277 Email: Web: 25
  26. 26. Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Description: Summer Program Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is designed to offer an intensive research experience for college students planning on a research career in the biological sciences. The program includes a weekly seminar series, extracurricular events and culminates with the preparation and presentation of a research poster. Students are provided with a $2600 stipend. Campus housing is available and limited assistance may be available for housing. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Julia Brown Department of Biology Case Western University 10900 Eulcid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106-7080 Phone: (216) 368-3556 Email: Web: Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics will enable students to carry out a research project under the guidance of a faculty member, attend departmental seminars, meet weekly with members of the faculty of the biomedical science departments, and present their research results at the end of the summer. Eligibility: Program is offered to a limited number of advanced undergraduates (usually juniors, sometimes advanced sophomores are granted exception) who would like the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a scientific environment and explore the possibility of a biomedical research career. Science majors preferred. Duration: 8-10 weeks Deadline: Variable but can be as early as Jan 15. Most decisions are made by March 1. Contact: Coordinator, Educational Programs Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4970 Phone: (216)-368-2084 Email: Web: 26
  27. 27. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA Description: CDC Student Research Participation offers students opportunities to participate in research on infectious diseases, environmental health, epidemiology, and occupational health at 6 centers in Atlanta and elsewhere. The participation is flexible depending on particular situations, full time or part time form one month to one year. The stipends vary according to qualifications, in the $200-$500 per month range. Duration: Variable Deadline: Year round, except for Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods (contact for deadline). Contact: Mona Carrasco Program Specialist Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Educ. PO Box 117 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117 Phone: (865) 576-3383 Email: Web: gugRP.htm Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cold Spring Harbor, NY Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides students instruction in the techniques of molecular biology. Approximately 20 students from around the work are accepted to the program each summer. Students work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in the mentor’s field of expertise, specifically in areas of cancer biology, neurobiology, plant biology, cell biology, genetics, molecular and structural biology or computational biology. Eligibility: Preference is given to students entering their sophomore or junior year in college. Selection is not based on high grades but rather the program is looking for students who can demonstrate through practical experience, a strong enthusiasm for biological sciences and scholarly research. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Undergraduate Research Program Watson School of Biological Sciences Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory One Bungtown Road Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 Phone: (516) 367-8460 Email: Web: 27
  28. 28. Columbia College Department of Biology New York, NY Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF) is for Columbia undergraduates only!! SURF allows students to work in a laboratory within the Biology department on main campus or in a lab at the Health Sciences campus. This is a full-time experience and includes a research seminar where SURF students get together to present their own research. The experience culminates with a symposium and poster presentation held at the beginning of the next spring semester. Participants receive a stipend of $3000. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 28 Contact: Dr. Judith Gibber Department of Biological Sciences Columbia University 1212 Amsterdam Ave MC2454 New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 854-5952 Email: Web: Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences New York, NY Description: Each student will conduct graduate-level research under the supervision of a Columbia University faculty mentor. Students will develop a discipline-appropriate summer research agenda in collaboration with their faculty mentor. Many will develop a project out of on-going research, working in collaboration with faculty and graduate students. Others will design an independent study project for which their faculty mentor will provide supervision. All students are required to present their work at a scholarly symposium. In addition to conducting research in their chosen field, students will meet as a group for a seminar series. Eligibility: Traditionally underrepresented groups, specifically, but not limited to, African American, Puerto Rican, Mexican American, and Native Americans, are encouraged to apply. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: Applications available in January; Deadline to be determined. Contact: Office of Minority Affairs 109A Low Memorial Library New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 854-3791 Email: Web: affairs/pages/wel/sec/summer-research.html Committee on Institutional Cooperation Midwestern States Description: Summer Research Opportunities Program is a program designed to interest talented undergraduate minority students in academic careers and to enhance their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. The program includes 12 midwestern universities. Students are matched with faculty mentors based on their interests. A stipend of $2500 plus up to $1100 is provided toward room, board and travel. Duration: 8-10 weeks Deadline: January 31 Contact: Anne Price SROP Application Process Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) 1819 South Neil St., Suite D Champaign, IL 61820-7271 Phone: (217) 333-8475 Email: Web: Cornell University Graduate School New York, NY Description: The ACCESS Summer Research Program is designed to awaken and foster an interest in biomedical research and education. Students will gain hands-on research experience under the guidance of a faculty member. Subsidized housing, travel funds and a stipend of $3,300 will be provided. Eligibility: Open to underrepresented minority college students who have successfully completed their freshman, sophomore, or juniors years in college and are interested in earning a PhD degree. Must also be a US citizen or have permanent visa status. Preference is given to students with a gpa of 3.0 or above. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: February 2 Contact: Francoise Freyre, Assistant Dean Joan and Sanford Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University Room 412 445 East 69th Street New York, NY 10021 Phone: (212) 746-6120 Web: .cfm 28
  29. 29. Creighton University Omaha, NE Description: The Summer Research Training Program provides hands-on laboratory research training with an experienced faculty mentor. The program aims to introduce students to research related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and or hematological topics. It provides a monthly stipend of $958, plus housing and travel allowance. Eligibility: Open to under-represented minorities and disadvantaged students interested in biomedical research. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: March 15 Contact: Darlene Brown Minority Affairs for Health Sciences Creighton University 2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178 Phone: (877) 857-2854 (402) 280-2981 Email: Web: er.htm Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Description: This summer research program is designed to facilitate the entry of underrepresented students into graduate programs in the biological sciences by providing hands on research experiences, faculty mentors and academic enrichment. Students receive a stipend of $3000, academic instruction, mentoring, field trips and career counseling. Eligibility: Underrepresented minority college students Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Michele Morales Academic Coordinator Drexel University College of Medicine Biomedical Graduate Studies 2900 Queen Lane, Ste 239 Philadelphia, PA 19129 E-mail: Phone: (215) 991-8571 (866) 624-6633 Web: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Student Intern Awards Description: Intern awards are intended to encourage students to choose a career in pediatric HIV/AIDS research and care. Award provides $2,000 for 320 hours of work (a minimum of 4 hours per week) as a stipend to the student. Must apply for award through a sponsor (MD, PhD, or CCSW ) who has expertise in pediatric HIV/AIDS clinical care or research. Eligibility: Enrolled undergraduate/graduate students Duration: 320 hours (min 4 hours/week) Deadline: not determined Contact: Chris Hudnall Programs Coordinator Email: Web: Emory University Atlanta, GA Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) allows undergraduate students to collaborate with a faculty mentor on an independent research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. Students will participate in formal research symposia, workshops and seminars throughout summer. SURE Fellows will receive a $3000 stipend and campus housing. Travel funds may be available, if traveling to the program would pose financial hardship to the participant. Eligibility: Applicants should be rising sophomores juniors or seniors (graduating seniors are not eligible). Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 13 Contact: SURE 2000 Program c/o Center for Science Education Emory University 1399 Oxford Rd. Atlanta, GA 30322 Phone: (404) 727-3439 Cathy Quinones Email: Web: 29
  30. 30. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA Description: A Summer Research program is currently administrated by Dr. Barry Stoddard, Dr. Cecilia Moens, and Ms. Lori Blake. The program provides financial support and instruction on a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Weekly student/faculty research meetings take place throughout the summer and students are encouraged to participate in other Center colloquia and seminars. Eligibility: Applicants should be rising seniors Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: January 15 Contact: Summer Undergraduate Research Program 1100 Fairview Avenue North (A2M-015) PO Box 19024 Seattle, WA 98109-1024 Phone: (206) 667-4617 Email: Web: Hartford Hospital Hartford, CT Description: Summer Student Fellowship Program introduces students to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues. Students engage in an assigned clinically related investigative project within a department division suited to their medical and scientific interests. Stipend of $2500 is provided. Travel and housing is NOT provided. Eligibility: Open to all students who have completed their junior or senior year. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 14 Contact: Lizabeth Roper, Program Director Summer Student Fellowship Program Department of Medical Education Hartford Hospital 80 Seymour Street PO Box 5037 Hartford, CT 06102-5037 Phone: (860) 545-2536 /index.htm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Description: This summer research program involves lab research on a variety of topics supplemented with student research discussion seminars and career development series. Housing, travel to program, health insurance, $325 per week stipend. Eligibility: Applicants should be US citizens or have permanent visa status; entering junior or senior year in college. Students should also have previous research experience. Duration: 10 weeks; June – August Deadline: February 2 Contact: 2004 SHURP Director, Division of Medical Sciences Harvard Medical School M.E.C. Room 432 260 Longwood Avenue Boston MA 02115. Phone: (800) 367-9019 or (617) 432-4980 Email: Web: s.html The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) 30
  31. 31. Rockville, MD Description: The Institute for Genomic Research is a not-for-profit research institute with interests in structural, functional and comparative analysis of genomes and gene products. The summer fellowship program provides an environment the enables hands-on science training in methods in molecular biology, informatics and DNA sequencing. Each fellow will be assigned a mentor who is a member of the Institute’s faculty. The mentor will have responsibility for training the fellow and assigning, supervising and reviewing the fellow’s work Undergraduate fellows will receive between $600-$710 stipend bi- weekly. Eligibility: All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Students must have completed course work in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or Computer Science, or have an equivalent background. A “B” average both overall and in science courses is required. Duration: 12 weeks – full-time Deadline: March 1 Contact: TIGR Summer Fellowship Program 9712 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850-3319 Phone: (301) 610-5959 Email: Web: The Jackson Laboratory Bar Harbor, ME Description: The Summer Student Program is designed to allow students to conduct original hand-on research as contributing members of a sponsoring scientist’s research team. Projects are tailored to the student’s background and interests. Research areas focus on advancing the knowledge of molecular, developmental, genetic, biochemical and immunological mechanisms related to normal growth and development and human disease. College students receive a scholarship to cover the fee plus a stipend of $2500. Eligibility: At the time of participation in the program, a college student must (1) be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, (2) have at least one semester of undergraduate school remaining before graduation and (3) be US citizen or permanent resident Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: January 23 Contact: Ms. Randi O'Rourke Training & Education Office The Jackson Laboratory 600 Main Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1500 Phone: (207) 288-6749 Web: The Leadership Alliance Providence, RI Description: The Summer Research Early Identification Program allows undergraduate students under the guidance of a faculty or private sector research mentor gaining theoretical knowledge and practical training in research and scientific experimentation. Accepted students receive round-trip travel, room, board and a stipend. The amount of the stipend varies by institution. Eligibility: Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better; completed two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study; United States citizenship or permanent resident status. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, to consider research careers in academia, business, or the public sector are encouraged to apply. Duration: 8-10 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: The Leadership Alliance 015 Sayles Hall, Box 1963 One Prospect Street Providence, RI 02912 31
  32. 32. Phone: (401) 863-1474 Email: Web: m Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology St. Louis, MO Description: The Summer Research Program offers undergraduate students an introduction to a wide variety of radiological sciences research. Eligibility: Undergraduate standing, preference is given to applicants who have sophomore standing. Applicants do not need to be US citizens or permanent residents, but do need to have visa. Participants will receive a stipend of $4700. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: mid to late February Contact: Beth G. McFarland, MD Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University School of Medicine 510 South Kingshighway Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63110 Phone: (314) 362-2928 Email: Web: NavID=95 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA Description: Merck-MGH Summer Research Trainee Program exposes students to biomedical research and clinical medicine. Participants are assigned to specific MGH labs or clinical sites where they undertake original research projects under the mentorship of an MGH investigator. Students will also attend weekly seminars both at MGH and at Harvard Medical School. Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents designated as under-represented minority students and rising seniors are eligible to apply. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Program Coordinator Multicultural Affairs Office Merck-MGH Summer Research Program Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street, BUL 123 Boston, MA 02114 Phone: (617)724-6591 Email: Web: 32
  33. 33. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Description: Hands-on laboratory research with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, advanced graduate students. Seminars on scientific, technological endeavors are provided Participants receive a weekly stipend, roundtrip travel expenses and housing. Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident: African American, Mexican American, Native American or Puerto Rican students encouraged to apply. Must have completed sophomore year or show exceptional promise as scientists in the freshman year. Students should have 3.0 gpa or better and have an interest in research and teaching as a career. Students will receive a weekly stipend. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: March 15 Contact: MIT Summer Research Program Graduate Education Office, Rm 3-138 Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 Phone: (617) 253-9462 Email: Web: Mayo Graduate School Rochester, MN Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) gives students the opportunity to preview the dynamic research opportunities available to PhD and MD/PhD students. Fellowship recipients can choose from a wide variety of areas in the biomedical sciences. Mayo laboratories have state-of-the-art facilities and create a rich academic environment for students with interests in basic science research. Appointees receive a fellowship award of $4000. Students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals. Convenient, inexpensive housing is adjacent to the Rochester campus. Eligibility: Students must be currently sophomores or juniors with a GPA of 3.0 and seriously considering a medical research career as a PhD or MD/PhD. Duration: 10-12 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Glenda Mueller Program Assistant SURF Program Mayo Graduate School 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905 507-284-3862 Phone: (507) 284-3862 Email: Web: 33
  34. 34. The Metrohealth Foundation, Inc. Cleveland, OH Description: Edward M. Chester, Summer Scholars Program allows students to work under the supervision of a faculty member on an assigned research project. A $1500 stipend is awarded. Supplies, equipment and parking are provided. If housing is required for the summer, the Foundation will assist students in finding off-site housing at their own expense at Case Western Reserve University. Eligibility: Applicants must have completed two undergraduate years in premedical or scientific study and must be a resident of Ohio or attend an Ohio college or university. Duration: 12 weeks Deadline: January 27 Contact: Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program Division of Neonatology Bell Greve 2nd Floor Attention: Francis Brownlee 2500 MetroHealth Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998 Phone: (216) 778-5637 Email: Web: prog.asp Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Center at the University of South Florida Tampa, FL Description: Summer Intern Program is available to high school graduates and college undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical science. Interns are placed with an appropriate mentor according to their research interest. Students receive different experiences based on the goals and research interests of their mentors’ laboratories. Students are encouraged to attend weekly seminars at the Cancer Center and to interact with other members of the faculty. Students work 40 hours a week and receive a stipend of $2500. Eligibility: Must be a Tampa resident. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 15 Contact: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute 12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, FL 33612 Email: Web: mages/ 34
  35. 35. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed to give the undergraduate student a brief look into the life of a graduate student. Looking for students who are interested in research and are contemplating graduate study (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD) in an area of Biomedical Sciences. Stipend of $2,500 and housing are provided. Eligibility: Applicants should have a minimum gpa of 3.0. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Summer Undergraduate Research Program Graduate School of Biological Sciences Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1022 New York, NY 10029-6574 Phone: (212)241-6546 Email: Web: Mt. Sinai Hospital New York, NY Description: The Premed Research Opportunities Program is an eight week summer program which students commit 4 days per week from 9 am – 5 pm during June and July. Opportunities are available in both basic science and clinical research. The program also features a weekly lecture series. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: Applications begin to be accepted in January Contact: Kaye Derman Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Volunteer Services One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1274 New York, NY 10029 Phone: (212) 659-9180 Email: New York City Department of Health New York, NY Description: Health Research Training Program enables students to participate in a project under the direct supervision of an experienced public health professional. There is also a weekly series of seminars and field trips, which provide exposure to different aspects of public health. Most students volunteer, however, financial support s available through college work/study. There are limited award funds available based on need and merit. Out of town students must arrange for their own housing. Eligibility: Open to all college undergraduates or graduate and professional school students in medicine, public health, health education, laboratory sciences, etc. Duration: 10 –12 weeks Deadline: March 15 Contact: Daniel R. Vasgird, PhD, Director Health Research Training Program The City of New York, Dept of Health 346 Broadway, Room 707A, CN 65 New York, NY 10013 Phone: (212) 442-3380 Web: html NYU School of Medicine- Sackler Institute New York, NY Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a multi-faceted program including hands on research on a project directed by senior. faculty; exposure to the practice of medicine at a major teaching hospital by individual physician mentors; participation in professional and career seminars. Trainees will receive a stipend of $3,000, round trip travel expenses to NYC and housing. Eligibility: The program is designed for mature, well- qualified undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college. The selection of students will be made considering their academic record, previous research experience, and letters of recommendation from faculty advisors. Significant importance will be given to their commitment to a career in biomedical research. Duration: June 7 – August 6 Deadline: February 2 Contact: Debra E. Stalk, Coordinator Summer Undergraduate Research Program Sackler Institute NYU School of Medicine 550 First Avenue New York, NY 10016 35
  36. 36. (212) 263-5649 Web: ml National Institute of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD Description: Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research is intended to provide students with exciting research experiences in their intramural research laboratories . Students work side by side with leading scientists and researchers. In addition to laboratory experience, participants also have an opportunity to attend a summer seminar series. Monthly stipend between $1700-$1900. Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in high school or college are eligible to apply. Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research National Institutes of Health Office of Education 5520 Connecticut Avenue, Lower Level Washington, DC 20015 Phone: (301) 402-2176: Deborah Cohen Email: Web: National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Description: The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. In addition, seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions are organized to facilitate interaction between the undergraduates. Students are granted stipends, and in some cases assistance with housing and travel. Students who are in those groups traditionally under-represented in science (women, members of under-represented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply. Web: 36
  37. 37. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN Description: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) provides students the opportunity to conduct research with staff in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, engineering, geology, material science, mathematics, physics science policy and related disciplines. Weekly of $400 plus housing and travel expenses. Eligibility: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident attending an US undergraduate institution with a minimum gpa of 2.5. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Cheryl Terry Oak Ridge National Laboratory PO Box 2008 Oak Ridge, TN 37831 Phone: (865) 576-3427 Email: Web: Ohio U. College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, OH Description: Summer Scholars Program is designed to enhance the preparation of students from under- represented ethnic minority backgrounds for admission to medical school; it is highly selective and accepts no more than 22 students. Financial aid is provided to each student for a scholarship, program materials, room and board, and travel expenses to and from the program. Eligibility: Ethnic minority or disadvantaged students and have US citizenship or residency; minimum of one year each of college-level chemistry and biology; preference given to rising senior, post-baccalaureate, and non-traditional students. Duration: 6 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Summer Scholars Program Center of Excellence for Multicultural Medicine 030 Grosvenor Hall Ohio U College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, OH 45701 Phone: (740) 593-0898 Email: %20excel/coescholars.htm Ohio U. College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, OH Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship allows students to work in an active research laboratory under the guidance of a faculty member. Participants are provided with room and board, a $1750 stipend and 8 quarter hours of biology credit. Eligibility: Selection is based on academic records and the appropriateness of applicants’ scientific interests. Rising seniors are preferred, but promising juniors and recent graduates will be considered Duration: 8 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: John Schriner, M.Ed. Director of Admissions 102B Grosvenor Hall Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, Ohio 45701 Phone: (800) 345-1560 or (740) 593-4313 Email: Web: htm Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Description: Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology is geared for students at the sophomore and junior levels. The biology department faculty will conduct an orientation workshop during which students will be introduced to the uses of specific research tools and techniques. Students will pursue individual research projects under the direction of faculty. Visiting scientists will hold special research seminars in each research area. The program will conclude with a student research symposium. Participants will receive a stipend of $3600 for summer months. On campus room and board provided. Eligibility: Students are expected to have completed one year of biology prior to the summer program and must be classified as an undergraduate student and US citizen. Applications will be selected on the basis of reasons for wanting to do research, academic credentials and recommendations. Duration: 12 weeks Deadline: March 1 Contact: Stephen Davis Natural Science Division Pepperdine University Malibu, CA 90263-4321 37
  38. 38. Phone: (310) 456-4321 Email: Web: Bdescrpt.html The Picower Institute for Medical Research Manhasset, NY Description: This summer research program provides modern research facilities equipped for chemical, biochemical and biological studies at the molecular, cellular, and whole organism levels. Interns get hands- on laboratory experience in a highly interactive environment to confront a variety of long-standing health problems including; inflammation, HIV, cardiovascular disease, cancer, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and arthritis. There is a stipend of $200 per week. Interns are responsible for their own housing. Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors majoring in science who are looking for a challenging experience in biomedical research are eligible to apply. Duration: 12 weeks Deadline: February 15 Contact: Summer Program Coordinator The Picower Institute for Medical Research 350 Community Drive Manhasset, NY 11030 Phone: (516) 365-5090 Rockefeller University New York, NY Description Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide a laboratory research experience at Rockefeller for highly motivated college students majoring in biology or chemistry. Each year fifteen outstanding college juniors and occasional sophomores are chosen . Students’ interests are matched with available positions. Students receive a stipend of $2500 and on-campus housing for those who cannot commute. Eligibility: College sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 2 Contact: Monica Finucane Office of Graduate Studies The Rockefeller University 1230 York Avenue New York, NY 10021-6399 Phone: (212) 327-8086 Email: Web: 38
  39. 39. Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY Description: Research Participation in Science enables participants to become involved in scientific research through a project where they are in daily contact with senior scientists and work under the direct supervision of a graduate program faculty member. Selected participants receive a $3000 stipend plus room and board. Eligibility: Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with current junior standing. Duration: 10 weeks Deadline: February 1 Contact: Dr. Arthur M. Michalek, Ph.D. Director of Educational Affairs Research Participation Program in Science Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm & Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14263 Phone: 1-800 Roswell ext 8134 Email: Web: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN Description: Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program offers students to opportunity to gain biomedical and oncologic research experience in either laboratory or clinical research. Trainees will be matched with faculty mentors in areas such as: behavioral medicine, biochemistry, dentistry, developmental neurobiology, diagnostic imaging, experimental oncology, clinical nutrition, genetics, experimental hematology, hematology-oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, international outreach, molecular oncology, molecular pharmacology, neuro-oncology, structural biology and surgery. The salary is approx. $8 per hour. Eligibility: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident, sophomore or above with at least a 3.3 gpa in the sciences and math and 3.3 overall. Duration: 9 -12 weeks Deadline: February 27 Contact: Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD Pediatric Oncology Education Program Associate Director, Academic Programs St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 332 North Lauderdale, Mail Stop 304 Memphis, TN 38105-2794 Phone: (901) 495-2488 Email: Web:,2616,582_3161_35 94,00.html 39