Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) New Hyde Park, NY

Duration: 6-10 weeks depending on chosen program

Details: CCMC’s summer research internship program originated in 2010, and has grown steadily over the years based on the extraordinary feedback from past interns and the equally positive experience that clinical faculty have experienced while working with such bright, highly talented and motivated students. Clinical research internship positions are now available in 6 different pediatric divisions – providing students with a range of options in terms of minimum time commitment, clinical focus, and ambulatory vs. in-patient setting.

The attached PDF provides information about the summer internship program in each of these 6 clinical areas:

· Hospital Medicine

· Infectious Disease

· Nephrology

· Pulmonary

· Allergy & Immunology

· Quality & Safety

Students who are interested in collaborating on one or more clinical research projects – with opportunities for co-authorship on abstracts and papers – may apply for an internship position in any or all of the 6 sub-specialty areas. There is a “common application” for each internship program, though the internship programs do vary in terms of which additional supporting materials are requested.

Application: Apply here.

Deadline: The application deadline for all of the internships is Friday, March 3rd 2017; however, students are strongly encouraged to apply early. Students will be notified in late March of their application status.

Memorial Medical Observers

Memorial Medical Observers is a student-run club that supports and arranges shadowing experiences for pre-medical students in the South Bend community.

In conjunction with the Center for Health Sciences Advising, Memorial Medical Observers offers two 1-credit community-based directed reading courses. The experiential component of the course will involve students spending four hours per week shadowing a family practice resident or physician at the Memorial Central Clinic at the Center for the Homeless or at the Centennial Clinic, where healthcare is provided for low-income patients. For the academic component, students will be assigned readings focused on Catholic social justice in medicine. These directed reading courses are supervised by Dr. Brandon Zabukovic, ND '97. Placements are limited.

An application may be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on October 14, 2016. Completed application forms should be submitted to the Center for Health Sciences Advising in the Jordan Hall of Science, Room 219.

Holy Family Surgery Center

The Holy Family Surgery Center (HFSC) is a non-profit surgery center in Honduras founded by Dr. Peter Daly ’82, and his wife Lulu. The mission of the HFSC is to serve the poor in Honduras while offering educational opportunities to local healthcare practitioners.

HFSC has a volunteer opportunity for pre-med students who are interested in taking a gap year and gaining medical experience before applying to medical school. The yearlong program begins in January or June and will focus on patient coordination and general operations of HFSC. The center is currently looking for a volunteer specifically for January 2017.

More information can be found on the center’s website. Learn more in this video from the Center of Social Concerns regarding the project’s impact on students.

Cohen Children's Medical Center

The Division of Genetics and Genomics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York City has just created a clinical research position for a student interested in pursuing a gap year.  Attached is a description of this paid position along with an application. This position is for the current academic year.


If this opportunity is of interest to you, please complete the attached application application and submit it directly to Van Trinh Nguyen at vnguyen7@northwell.edu.  There is a rolling submission deadline. However, priority will be given to candidates who submit all materials by 9/29/17

John Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute (GBCI) Baltimore, Maryland

The research laboratory of Dr. Noah M. Hahn MD within the John Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute (GBCI) in Baltimore, Maryland, is accepting applications for summer research interns for the summer of 2018. The GBCI is a first-of-its kind organization founded in 2014 with the sole mission to eradicate bladder cancer through better understanding of its molecular underpinnings, improved treatment outcomes, and heightened public and patient awareness. The Hahn lab focuses on novel epigenetic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to improve outcomes of patients and families affected by bladder cancer.


Over the course of the summer, research interns will be introduced to basic laboratory techniques (cell culture, MTT assessment, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, Western blot, etc.) commonly used in medical research labs throughout the world, observe the medical and surgical care of bladder cancer patients, and complete a primary research project of their own.


This internship provides a unique opportunity for research interns to be exposed to multiple leaders in the bladder cancer research community at one of the world's most esteemed academic medical institutions. No prior research experience is required. Applicants intending to pursue medical school training or primary medical research based graduate programs are encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants should send a personal statement (1-page maximum) with their resume or CV to nhan4@jhmi.edu by January 15, 2018.