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.


National Alliance of Research Associates Program (NARAP)

NARAP is a nonprofit clinical research organization that facilitates large-scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality healthcare in the United States.

NARAP has been conducting a study on implementing primary care cancer screening for patients and their visitors in the emergency department and is looking for students to be a part of their work that is hoping ot enroll more than 300,000 participants nationwide. The opportunities are for current undergraduates and recent college graduates and include:

Line Research Associate (one, 4-hour shift per week in the emergency department as data collectors for clinical research)

Chief Research Associate (college graduates, 20-hours per week as middle managers of RA programs at NARAP Affiliate hospitals)

Summer Program in Community Health Innovation

Through a grant from the Leighton Foundation, the Indiana University medical school here in South Bend is launching the Summer Community Health Innovation Program. This program will create a learning community comprised of medical students from IUSM-SB, and undergraduate and graduate students (from various local institutions and disciplines). Participants will be engaged in community-based learning with various agencies and organizations that focus on health-related social needs. This experience will be integrated with a didactic program addressing social determinants of health, health disparities, community-based research, design thinking and innovation. The goal is that participants will develop an understanding of factors adversely impacting community health and well-being, and work toward identifying innovative approaches to overcoming these challenges.


It is an 8-week program, June 1-July 27, and includes a stipend. For more information, please contact Dr. Joe Kotva.


Bradford Woods

Bradford Woods is Indiana University's Outdoor Center supported by the Riley Children’s Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Bradford Woods operates 10 weeks of recreation therapy summer camps for people with cancer, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, craniofacial anomalies, severe burn survivors, autism, various physical disabilities, rare genetic disorders, and Down syndrome.


Bradford Woods hires a staff of 80+ individuals and is currently recruiting for the summer of 2018. Bradford Woods has proven to be an excellent opportunity for students in the field of Medicine because of the therapeutic mindset and practices applied to all we do as well as the variety of camper population we see. Students will be provided extensive hands-on experience on a daily basis and see a wide variety of medical needs and procedures. Bradford Woods has also served as a practicum/field work site for many pre-med students. 


There are a number of opportunities for undergraduates available, including serving as a Cabin Head or Cabin Counselor.


For more information, contact Tommy Gardner or visit their website.