Ongoing Positions

Many organizations often need research, clinical and health policy support on a continuing basis. This section of the Postbac Premed website is devoted to helping premedical, predental and preveterinary students, as well as students preparing for allied health fields, identify opportunities that will support their preparation for professional school as well as health care careers.

Disclaimer: The School of General Studies does not screen the health care positions, paid or volunteer, listed below. This listing is not an endorsement or recommendation. Students are advised to investigate all opportunities before committing to one.

Premedical Students

Medical Schools

Medical schools look especially to applicants' willingness to undertake volunteer work in a clinical setting as evidence of their fitness for and motivation toward a career as a physician.

Placements

Below is a a list of medical centers where Postbac Premed students frequently hold clinical and research positions.

American Red Cross
520 West 49th Street
(877) 733-2767

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue
(212) 562-1000

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
10 Nathan D. Perlman Pl.
(212) 420-2000

Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
Union Square East and 14th Street
(212) 844-8630

Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility
900 Main Street (Roosevelt Island)
(212) 848-6011

Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168th Street
(212) 305-2542

Gouverneur Hospital 
227 Madison Street
(212) 238-7855

Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
(212) 939-3520

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
(212) 606-1228

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
(212) 434-2600

Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
423 East 23rd Street
(212) 686-7500 x7920

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
(212) 639-2000

Metropolitan Hospital Center
1901 1st Avenue
(212) 423-6894

Mount Sinai Medical Center
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
(212) 241-0478

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
(212) 979-4462

New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
(212) 543-5240

New York University Langone Medical Center
400 East 34th Street
(212) 263-6100

Mount Sinai St. Luke's
St. Luke's Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 523-2188

Mount Sinai West
1000 10th Avenue
(212) 523-7155

Weill Cornell Medical College
525 East 68th Street
(212) 746-4396

Bellevue Hospital Center Patient Advocacy Volunteer in Emergency Research Services (PAVERS) Program
Bellevue Hospital seeks students to serve as volunteers for its PAVERS program. Volunteers assist with ongoing Department of Emergency Medicine research studies, some of which go on to be published in medical journals. Volunteers will also assist within the emergency department and attend a series of lectures. Positions are at least four hours per week, unpaid, and require a commitment of one academic year.

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of CaliforniaThe UCSF Breast Care Center is seeking students to serve as research assistants. This program is service-oriented and will include involvement in clinical research, basic science research, experience with the clinical setting, delivery of care, and/or patient education. This position will also provide the opportunity to shadow oncologists and surgeons in the clinic and operating room. Positions are full-time, paid with benefits, and require a commitment of one to two years.

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryThe Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery seeks students for one of six internships. Interns gain in-depth research experience with surgical fellows in the transplant field and have the opportunity to receive credit for published articles. Positions are full-time, paid, and are completed during the glide year.

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Vascular Surgery
The Division of Vascular Surgery seeks students to serve as summer interns. Interns review and extract data from medical records, the operating room, CT scans, and other advanced images. Positions are part-time (two days per week) and unpaid.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology seeks Postbac students to serve as volunteers. Volunteers conduct clinical research on eye diseases, attend regional meetings and may have the opportunity to see their name on peer-reviewed papers. Positions are full- or part-time, unpaid, and require a commitment of one year.

Manhattan Veterans Affairs Clinical Research Volunteers
The Veterans Affairs of New York Medical Center seeks students to serve as clinical research volunteers on an ongoing basis. Clinical research volunteers assist with studies evaluating different behavioral approaches to improve health management for patients with hypertension, heart failure, and stroke. Volunteers will work in a hospital setting and will idenitfy study participants, administer questionnaires, and assist with data management. Volunteers must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week during the academic year, or 20 hours per week during the summer, in a minimum of four-hour slots. Volunteers will split their time between the Brooklyn and Manhattan VA Medical Centers, and assist in conducting and preparing research for presentation and publication. To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and availabilities to Sarah Sullivan and Sundar Natarajan.

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital seeks Postbac students to serve as research assistants. Research assistants gain experience in pediatric emergency medicine, pre-screening patients and observing attending physicians. Positions are five hours per week, unpaid, and require a commitment of one year.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital seeks students to serve as research volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with clinical research projects in a variety of ways, including confirming and scheduling appointments, performing data collection, entry, and analysis, and compiling and submitting essential documents in accordance with institutional guidelines. Positions are unpaid and may be pursued during the academic year or in the summer.  Academic-year positions are ten hours per week. Summer positions are 20 hours per week and require a commitment of six weeks.

National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs is a national consortium of emergency departments that seeks pre-med and Postbac students to serve as volunteer Line RAs or Chief RAs. Line RAs assist with research studies by screening patients and administering surveys. Chief RAs are involved in all aspects of research from concept inception through publication, and are also responsible for managing the Line RAs. Chief RAs work 20 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 15 months, while Line RAs work at least 4 hours per week with a minimum commitment of one semester. Positions are unpaid.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital seeks students to serve as research associates in their Emergency Medicine Research Program. Research associates will recruit and gain consent of eligible patients, observe ER procedures, and gain clinical experience. Positions are eight hours per week, unpaid, and require a commitment of one semester.

St. Jude's Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
This program offers students an opportunity to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students will participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes. All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All POE applicants (including medical students) must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants.

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Genetics and DevelopmentThe Department of Genetics and Development seeks students to serve as research technicians. Research technicians will have the opportunity to assist in researching the genetics of kidney development in mice by helping to breed mice, isolate and dissect embryos and cultivate kidney tissues. Positions are full-time, paid, and require a commitment of two to three years.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia FarmThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm seeks students to serve as research campus associates. Research campus associates work with interdisciplinary teams of scientists seeking answers to big questions in neurobiology, evolutionary biology, and kindred fields. Positions are full-time, paid, and require a commitment of at least one year.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital seeks students to serve as research volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist the professional staff with basic laboratory techniques, maintenance of equipment and supplies, data entry and compilation, and searching of medical databases for scientific references. Positions are unpaid and may be pursued during the academic year or in the summer. Academic year positions are 15 hours per week and require a commitment of four months. Summer positions are part-time (three days per week) and require a commitment of six weeks.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York
The Multiple Sclerosis Research Center seeks Postbac students to serve as research assistants. Research assistants will perform techniques including PCR, asceptic cell culture technique, histology, work with experimental animal models, western blotting, ELISAs, and flow cytometry. Positions are full-time, include a salary and benefits, and require a commitment of two years.

New York University Langone Medical Center Department of AnesthesiologyThe Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology seeks students to serve as research assistants. Research assistants will gain experience tracing synaptic pathways that lead from chronic pain to depression. They will assist in animal surgeries, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, behavioral assays, genomics, and optogenetics. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in working as neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, anesthetists, or pain specialists. Positions are full-time, paid, and require a commitment of two years.

National Institute of Health Postbac Cancer Research Training Award/Intramural Research Training Award (CRTA/IRTA) 
The National Institute of Health CRTA/IRTA seeks Postbac students for their research training program. Students will receive biomedical research opportunities in aging, drug abuse, diabetes, and other modern maladies. Students who apply must be fewer than two years out of college when they begin their research. Positions are full-time, stipendiary, require a commitment of one to two years.

Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) Extensive Study Program
The OGR Extensive Study Program at Washington University is a post-baccalaureate program designed for underrepresented students who are interested in biomedical research and pursuing a Ph.D. in genomics and related fields. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct research in genomics and genetics, as well as in cancer biology, molecular biology, immunology and others. Supplemental activities, such as GRE preparation and career counseling, are also available. The program lasts for one year and includes a stipend and travel to St. Louis.

Rockefeller University
Rockefeller University seeks students to serve as research assistants. Research assistants participate in experiments in molecular biology, immunology, genetics, neuroscience, and biochemistry and are expected to perform a number of modern research techniques including mapping, assaying, and culturing. Positions are full-time, include a salary, benefits, and tuition reimbursement, and require a commitment of one year.

University of California Davis Translational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
The Translational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab seeks students to serve as research assistants. Research assistants help recruit subjects, deploy MRIs, spectroscopy, and EEGs, analyze data and study neural cognition mechanisms. Positions are full-time, provide salary and benefits, and require a commitment of two years.

Domestic Programs

Casa de Esperanza's Hands of Hope Internship 
The Hands of Hope internship allows students to help abused, neglected and HIV positive children through work with their agency. Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the program's foster homes. Responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions. Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West
Opportunities include volunteering in the emergency department, impatient rounding, ambulatory surgery, or as a lobby ambassador. There are also opportunities in Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, PT/OT, Geriatrics, Clerical, and Pharmacy.

Mount Sinai Preventable Admissions Care Team (PACT) Volunteer Program
The PACT program, which works to provide quality care coordination to patients at high risk for hospital readmission, seeks students to serve as volunteers. Volunteers research community resources for patients, schedule appointments and transportation, and contact insurance companies and pharmacies to verify benefits. Positions are part-time (four hours per week), unpaid, and require a commitment of four months.

Mount Sinai Student Research Associates (SRA) Program 
The Student Research Associates Program at Mount Sinai is a volunteer program under the oversight of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and operates at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Student research associates assist the emergency department in ongoing research projects that focus on patient care, and may include clinical trials, patient and physician survey studies, observational studies, and practice-pattern studies. The associates' responsibilities include identifying study participants, conducting informed consent, administering patient questionnaires, and collecting data from physicians. SRAs will receive training, and opportunities to conduct clinical research and observe emergency department procedures.

National Health Service CorpsNational Health Service Corps offers programs that cover students’ medical or dental school tuition and living expenses in exchange for their dedication to work as primary clinicians. Specialized training in certain fields with primary care implications, such as pediatrics and gynecology, may also be funded. Students must commit to a minimum of two years of service and are encouraged to apply upon acceptance to medical school.

New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s HospitalNew York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital seeks students to serve as volunteers. The Child Life Program uses therapeutics to mitigate the impact of illnesses in order to foster childhood development. Volunteers are involved in the emergency department to assist families, tutor HIV-positive patients and promote health literacy among patients’ home caregivers. Positions are part-time, unpaid, and require a commitment of one year.

St. Luke’s HospitalSt. Luke’s Hospital seeks students to serve as volunteers in a program that emphasizes patient contact. In addition to volunteering mainstays, including the ER, patient rounding and amulatory surgery, there are opportunities available to students in the hospital's dental, ophthalmology and HIV clinics. Positions are part-time, unpaid, and may require a commitment of six months.

Virginia Emergency Medicine Associates Scribing Program
The Virginia Emergency Medicine Associates (VEMA) is a scribe program operating in the emergency rooms at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Fauquier Hospital in Virginia. Scribes are paired with department physicians,  facilitates physician documentation, discharge instructions, and ensures the patient's comfort. Scribes see a variety of patients and gain exposure to a wide range of clinical issues. VEMA scribes make up a small cohort and receive individualized training before working. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep seeks students to serve as MCAT instructors. Students must have MCAT scores in the ninetieth percentile or better. Positions are paid and offer flexible schedules.

Lang Youth Medical ProgramThe Lang Youth Medical Program seeks students to serve as educators and internship supervisors for its summer and academic year initiatives. The program selects seventh graders from Washington Heights and Inwood for six years of academic enrichment, with the goal of fostering an interest in the health sciences. The program funds science educators to teach anatomy, pathology, and academic skills on Saturdays during the academic year. Participants will also take part in a month-long program from July to August. Positions are full-time and paid, but volunteer tutors are welcome too.

Clinical Research

Bellevue Hospital Center Project Healthcare Program 
Project Healthcare is a summer program designed to immerse pre-health students in the realities of the healthcare field. Participants perform clinical shifts throughout the Emergency Department (Adult, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Emergency Services, Urgent Care, the Emergency Ward, and Social Work), Operating Room, and Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Participants will also have the opportunity to go on an ambulance ride-along and take part in an autopsy observation with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The program lasts ten weeks and includes meals.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Programs
Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine hosts summer research programs that focus on a variety of topics such as cancer, diabetes, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, AIDS, physiology, etc. Programs vary in length and many include a stipend.

The CHOP Resarch Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)
CRISSP is a competitive 10-week summer internship designed to educate and train future leaders in pediatric healthcare with opportunities in basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral research. Students typically under-represented in research are especially encouraged to apply. The program includes a stipend and housing.

College of Pharmacy at UIC SURF Program
The SURF program is a 10-week program intended for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. Students will work on independent research projects in the laboratories of their faculty mentors and will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars, advanced research instrumentation workshops, career day at a local pharmaceutical company, instructions on how to prepare a scientific presentation, practice talks and a mini-symposium. Stipend provided.

Dean of Medical Education's Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) Program
The ARCHES program at Georgetown Medical School is intended for undergraduate students who are rising juniors and seniors interested in strengthening research and clinical skills. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in guided clinical research as well as the greater D.C. community on issues of health equity. The program lasts six weeks and includes a stipend, on-campus housing, and travel awards on a case-by-case basis. 

Hackensack University Medical Center Clinical Research Volunteer Program in Pediatrics
Hackensack University Medical Center offers an eight-week program which gives pre-medical and medical students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects related their specific sub-specialty. The primary focus of this program is clinical research and writing. There are also opportunities for students to shadow clinical staff members.

Hackensack Meridian Health Oncology Research Internship
Hackensack University Medical Center provides students the opportunity to be involved in an oncology research project under a physician mentor. Interns will go on patient rounds, review and collect data, and participate in projects as directed by their mentors. The program lasts eight weeks and includes a stipend. 

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)
SRTP is designed for students from groups underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or biomedical research. Under the guidance and mentorship of an investigator, participants will undertake an original research project that matches their research and career interests. Participants will also attend weekly seminars, have the opportunity to shadow clinicians, and prepare a presentation of their work at the completion of the program. The program lasts eight weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Summer Research Internships
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation offers summer research internships designed to provide students with professional experience in the areas of clinical research and cardiovascular healthcare. Interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. Former interns have contributed to presentations at national scientific meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Interns also have the chance to observe cardiovascular surgery and cath lab procedures, shadow nurse practitioners, and observe stress testing and CTs/MRIs. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates who fit the NIH definition for minorities underrepresented in biomedical research. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of 11 to 12 weeks.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital seeks students to serve as research volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with clinical research projects in a variety of ways, including confirming and scheduling appointments, performing data collection, entry, and analysis, and compiling and submitting essential documents in accordance with institutional guidelines. Positions are unpaid and may be pursued during the academic year or in the summer. Academic-year positions are 15 hours per week. Summer positions are five days per week and require a commitment of eight weeks.

New York University Jack Cary Eichenbaum Summer Scholars Program
The Jack Cary Eichenbaum Summer Scholars Program offers students a mentored introduction to research, patient treatment, and ethical issues in neonatology. Participants will meet a diverse group of healthcare providers and shadow pediatric physicians. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eight weeks.

New York University Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine Research Associate Internship Program
The Ronald O. Perelman Internship Program is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. The program consists of clinical and non-clinical research shifts based in the Emergency Department, offering the committed student a unique experience to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 18 hours per week during the summer.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
The POE Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, is a summer research immersion program targeted to students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based or clinical scientist. Participants will conduct basic or clinical oncology research, take part in research and clinical conferences, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them. Participants will also be matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests and will participate in the mentor's ongoing research projects. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eleven weeks.

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Fellowship
The Frankel Cardiovascular Center Fellowship program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. The program includes a stipend, with financial assistance for travel and housing to students that qualify. 

University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine Undergraduate Clinical Scholars Program
The Undergraduate Clinical Scholars Program (USCP) is an internship program that combines a structured lecture series with supervised hands-on research experience for undergraduate students interested in clinical or epidemiologic research. The weekly lectures will introduce epidemiologic and biostatistical topics while students are paired with an individual mentor to work on a clinical research project. Students will present their research to USCP at the end of the program. The program includes a stipend and a commitment of ten weeks.

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center JACK's Summer Scholars Program 
JACK's Summer Scholars Program provides clinical mentoring and research opportunities in hospital-based medicine in neonatology and pediatric surgical sub-specialties. Special emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of multidisciplinary hospital care. The program also enables participants to explore medical career opportunities in pediatric subspecialties such as general surgery, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, and infectious diseases. The program lasts nine weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, and meals.

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with deeper insight into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, participants learn how to pursue a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, providing an early education into basic research techniques applicable to any area of medicine. Participants will also attend lectures and participate in rounds with advanced year students. The program lasts seven weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

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Laboratory Research

Burke Medical Research Institute Undergraduate Summer Student Research Program
The Burke Medical Research Institute gives undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research. Participants will be part of a laboratory research project related to neural repair and rehabilitation. Summer research students will have considerable direct interaction with their faculty mentors and the BMRI staff. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Programs
Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine hosts summer research programs that focus on a variety of topics such as cancer, diabetes, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, AIDS, physiology, etc. Programs vary in length and many include a stipend.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for undergraduate and Postbac Premed students interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to perform hands-on research in cutting-edge biomedical research laboratories and work with mentors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

Kinnos Summer Fellowship
Kinnos, a Columbia alumni founded Brooklyn-based start-up company aiming to protect healthcare workers and patients from infection, seeks chemistry or chemical engineering students to serve as technical interns. Interns will have the opportunity to design and conduct experiments to advance the company's color-changing technology while learning new science and engineering concepts. The position provides a stipend, monthly MetroCard, and potential for full-time employment. 

Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital seeks students to serve as research volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist the professional staff with basic laboratory techniques, maintenance of equipment and supplies, data entry and compilation, and searching of medical databases for scientific references. Positions are unpaid and may be pursued during the academic year or in the summer. Academic year positions are 15 hours per week and require a commitment of four months. Summer positions are part-time (three days per week) and require a commitment of six weeks.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)
The SURF program at OU-HCOM provides a wide variety of undergraduate summer research opportunities to students interested in medicine or biomedical research. Students in the program will work in a research lab under the guidance of science faculty member. The program lasts seven weeks and includes room & board, a living allowance, six semester hours of biology credit from Ohio University, and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school. 

Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program
The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program seeks undergraduate students entering their senior year to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. Interns will have the opportunity to perform research with a lab mentor and gain international laboratory experience. Ability to speak French is not required. The internship requires a commitment of 10 weeks and interns will be given a stipend to cover travel, housing, and living expenses. 

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Summer Internship Program
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the biotechnology industry. Interns serve as part of a research team and learn from senior management about the pharmaceutical industry. Positions are full-time, paid, and last eight to twelve weeks.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
The POE Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, is a summer research immersion program targeted to students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based or clinical scientist. Participants will conduct basic or clinical oncology research, take part in research and clinical conferences, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them. Participants will also be matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests and will participate in the mentor's ongoing research projects. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of 11 weeks.

Translation Research Intern Position at Massachusetts General Hospital Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory
The Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL) translational intern position provides undergraduate students on the pre-medical track the opportunity to be exposed to translational research and gain insight into the design of medical devices, pre-clinical testing of safety and efficacy and clinical follow-up research of implanted materials. The intern has the opportunity to be considered for a full-time researcher the following year. The program lasts for 10 weeks between the months of June and August. For more information please contact Slav Lerner. 
 

University of Alabama at Birmingham Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE)
The KURE Program is designed to provide students the opportunity to engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor. Students will be able to attend seminars and workshops during the eight-week program. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow some of the physicians in the clinic. At the end of the program, students will present their summer research at the KURE oral symposium. 

University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Sciences Program (SIBS)
The SIBS program is designed for students who are interested in learning about careers in the biomedical sciences while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community. Each student will work in a different laboratory on a research project that is directly supervised by the senior scientist or a senior member of the research group, and will participate in a seminar series designed to give insight into the basic and clinical science aspects of common diseases. The program lasts eight weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

University of Massachusetts Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
The University of Massachusetts Medical School Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services. The program consists of hands-on laboratory research with an investigator servings as a mnetor, role model, and advisor. Participants receive a $4,000 stipend funded by the NIH and the UMMS Office of Research.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Summer Student Program in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Epidemiology (MIDPH)
The MIDPH program offers seminars and workshops that allow students to learn more about local and global issues in infectious diseases. Studies are related to infectious diseases from basic science (pathogenic microbiology) to applied science (epidemiology). Participants are paired with a mentor with whom they will conduct research in the areas of microbiology, clinical research, or epidemiology. The program lasts eight weeks and participants receive a stipend and a housing allowance.

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with deeper insight into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, participants learn how to pursue a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, providing an early education into basic research techniques applicable to any area of medicine. Participants will also attend lectures and participate in rounds with advanced year students. The program lasts seven weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

UM-Smart Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The UM-SMART program offers students an opportunity to participate in biomedical research and gain exposure to clinical medicine at Michigan Medicine. Fellows will work full-time in a basic research laboratory under the mentorship of a research faculty member. The 10-week program is aimed at students who have some amount of basic and mechanistic research experience related to medicine and are interested in gaining more experience to advance their career goals. UM-SMART is not intended for students seeking clinical research experience on human subjects.

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Patient Care

Robert Wood Johnson Summer Clinical Internship Program
The Summer Clinical Internship Program pairs students with clinical faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Participants have the opportunity to shadow clinicians and are encouraged to keep their hours in order to get a real sense of the specialty, the issues in patient care, and the practice of medicine. A lunchtime seminar series will complement the clinical experiences, and participants will also take part in a pedagogic exercise at the end of the program. Participants will also make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty. There is a fee to participate and housing is not provided. The program lasts 16 days.

Undergraduate Healthcare Leadership Internship (UHLI) Program
The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership's UHLI Program provides summer internship opportunities, at various healthcare sites in Maine, to undergraduate students. Students will be working with low income and special needs populations as well as a wide range of healthcare providers. Participants are also paired with mentors who will guide them throughout their undergraduate career. This internship is paid. 

University of Colorado School of Medicine Pre-Med Emergency and Wilderness Program
The Pre-Med Emergency and Wilderness Program is designed to provide hands-on exposure to the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine. Participants will spend the first week attending lectures, shadowing medical school faculty, and taking part in hands-on skills workshops. The second week will be spent at a basecamp in the Rocky Mountains, where participants will focus on applying the skills they've learned during the first week. The program lasts two weeks and there is a fee to participate.

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Science Education

California School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Immersion Program
The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University offers a three-day workshop to provide students the opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, participate in an MCAT workshop, and gain tips and strategies for peak performance. Students will also gain hands-on experience in learning how to cast and suture and sports taping. Additionally, the program will cover cost of travel to the San Francisco for participants outside the local region. 

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a condensed version of an osteopathic medical school’s first year. Participants in the school’s accelerated osteopathic medicine program dissect cadavers, explore histology and biochemistry, discover case-based learning, and ask questions about osteopathic manipulations. The program lasts six weeks and provides participants with room and board, a stipend, travel expenses, and a guaranteed interview for the following year’s entering class.

Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)
SAEP is designed to enhance the academic preparation of students interested in a career in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or physical therapy who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professional school. Participants will attend professional-level courses, attend workshops and seminars, and take part in mock interviews. The program lasts six weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Summer Pharmacy Institute
The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford offers current students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession at the five-day Summer Pharmacy Institute. The Institute includes a full-day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in the hospital, ambulatory care, industry/research & development, community, and professionalism aspects of a pharmacy career. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Predental Students

Dental School Requirements

Increasingly, dental schools are expecting applicants to have shadowed a dentist before applying.

Placements

Most predental students spend their time gaining clinical and research experience through the following organizations. Predental students also often choose to work at private dental offices to gain additional experience prior to applying to dental school. 

Programs

Gap Medics
Gap Medics offers predental experience programs to students in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Participants are assigned a single dentist to serve as a personal mentor, and gain clinical experience, attend lectures given by student mentors on a variety of healthcare issues, and may have the opportunity to observe surgeries. Programs last between two weeks and several months.

Oral Health America Program Coordinator Fellowship
Oral Health America, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the oral health of vulnerable Americans, offers a Program Coordinator Fellowship designed for postbac students who want to pursue a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. By heading an oral health program, fellows develop strong leadership skills in communications, research, strategic planning and financial management, a unique skillset that is difficult to attain in a classroom setting. Fellows will meet and collaborate with dozens of leaders in the oral health world, as well as attend national conferences and meetings. The fellowship is paid and lasts one year.

St. Luke's Hospital 
St. Luke’s Hospital seeks students to serve as volunteers in a program that emphasizes patient contact. In addition to the volunteer mainstays, including the ER, patient rounding and ambulatory surgery, there are opportunities available to students in the hospital’s dental, ophthalmology and HIV clinics. Positions are part-time, unpaid, and require of a commitment of 150 hours over twelve months.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Predental Programs

Gap Medics
Gap Medics offers predental experience programs to students in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Participants are assigned a single dentist to serve as a personal mentor, and gain clinical experience, attend lectures given by student mentors on a variety of healthcare issues, and may have the opportunity to observe surgeries. Programs last between two weeks and several months.

Manot Cave Dig Summer Opportunity
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Ben Gurion University invite pre-dental and other pre-health students to join a team of researchers, faculty, and students to Israel. The research team will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of craniofacial development can help better understand archaeology and anthropology. The program lasts 2-3 weeks in the month of July. There is a fee to participate in the program which includes meals and lodging. Students are responsible for travel costs. 

SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Discover Dental School (DDS) Summer Scholars Program
DDS Summer Scholars Program provides predental undergraduate students the opportunity gain hands-on experience in the field. Students will be working at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's pre-clinical laboratory and will discover what the preclinical courses of dental school are like. The program provides opportunities for students to meet with the director of admissions and current faculty and students. The program lasts for five days and there is a fee to apply and participate. 

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)
SAEP is designed to enhance the academic preparation of students interested in a career in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or physical therapy who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professional school. Participants will attend professional-level courses, attend workshops and seminars, and take part in mock interviews. The program lasts six weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Preveterinary Clinical and Research Opportunities

Veterinary Medical Schools

Veterinary medical schools require that prevet students gain exposure to three kinds of animals – small, large, and exotic – before applying to veterinary school. Students should plan ahead for internships, as opportunities to work with large and exotic animals are primarily outside the New York City area.

Forms

Verification Form for Clinical/Research Work

Preveterinary Field Experience Reporting and Evaluation Form

Placements

Below is a list a list of clinics where prevets frequently hold positions.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
(212) 876-7700

The ASPCA seeks students with experience working with animals. Students will assist veterinarians with examinations, run tests, give vaccines, take blood, and prepare for exams.

Animal Care & Control of New York City
326 East 110th Street
New York, NY 10029
(212) 788-4000

Animal Care & Control of New York City seeks students interested in working with small animals.

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital
365 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 832-3899

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital seeks volunteers interested in working with small animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, reptiles).

BluePearl Veterinary Partners LLC
410 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 767-0099

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 220-5141

The Bronx Zoo’s Animal Hospital seeks interns to work during the summer (two days per week for 12 weeks) or during the academic year (one day per week for 6 months).

Green Chimneys School
400 Doansburg Road, Box 719
Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: (845) 279-2995

The Green Chimneys School in Putnam County uses animals to foster healthy development among children with emotional disabilities. Volunteers work one day per week to help care for horses, sheep, goats, hawks, eagles, and owls.

Greenwich Village Animal Hospital
504 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-1100

Greenwich Village Animal Hospital seeks volunteers interested in working with small animals. Volunteer work includes holding animals, providing medications, cleaning cages and assisting with surgeries and x-rays.

Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital
257 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-6116

Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital seeks students interested in working with small animals. Students will serve as veterinarian assistants and book appointments, record patient histories, assist with blood tests and x-rays, give vaccinations, restrain animals, assist in preparation for surgery, and perform clerical work.

International Bird Rescue
444 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 777
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562)-912-7055

International Bird Rescue seeks interns for six months of intensive bird rehabilitation. Full-time, volunteer interns treat birds in avian distress. Students will work with oily egrets and line-tangled pelicans and will receive free housing.

Kensington Stables
51 Caton Place
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 972-4588

Kensington Stables seeks students interested in working with horses. Students will participate in general equine care, including grooming, farrier visits and assisting in stable chores.

KittyKind
860 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 726-2652

KittyKind – a not-for-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer cat rescue and adoption group – seeks part-time volunteers year-round. Operating out of the Union Square Petco store, the organization rescues 1500 abandoned cats a year. Duties include feeding rescued cats, ridding them of worms, treating eyes, and sending them to adoptive homes. Volunteers must commit to one day per week.

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite R290
New York, NY 10001
(212) 252-2350

The Alliance is a public-private partnership with the City of New York to develop creative solutions to deal with issues of animal care and control in New York City. They bring together all not-for-profit animal care groups, small and large, that are working effectively to place and/or spay and neuter New York City's dogs and cats. Through our multi-year program, we will help these groups work to their highest potential.

Millbrook Equine Veterinary Clinic
109 North Mabbettsville Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-5500

Millbrook Equine Veterinary Clinic seeks students interested in working with horses. Students will assist the veterinarian on reproductive and pregnancy ultrasounds, artificial insemination and natural breeding, foal exams, lameness exams, and pre-purchase exams; observe or assist with surgeries, including periosteal stripping, castration, emergency colic surgery, bladder stone removal, granulose cell tumor removal, and laceration repairs.

Point Reyes Bird Observatory
PO Box 1157
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-0655

The Point Reyes Bird Observatory offers three seasonal, full-time, paid internships at its Palomarin Field Station, located at the south end of Point Reyes national Seashore near Bolinas, CA. Duties include netting, banding, sexing, measuring, and tracking songbirds’ migratory patterns. Interns live in a dorm and receive a stipend.

Prospect Park Animal Clinic
105 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-6125

Prospect Park Animal Clinic seeks students interested in gaining small animal experience. A part-time, paid position working with small animals has included administration of medications, oral injections, monitoring of surgical procedures, anesthesia monitoring, and x-rays.

Riverside Animal Hospital 
250 West 108th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 865-2224

Riverside Animal Hospital seeks students interested in working with small animals at an alternative and complementary veterinary center.

St. Mark’s Veterinary Hospital
348 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-2688

Tribeca Soho Animal Hospital
5 Lispenard Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-6100

Tribeca Soho Animal Hospital seeks students interested in small animal experience. Student volunteers have assisted with scheduling appointments, preparing prescriptions, prepping for surgeries, calling clients, and cleaning cages and rooms. Previous work experience is recommended, but not required.

Preveterinary Programs

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Program
The Enrichment Summer Program is designed to provide academic advancement and career knowledge to undergraduate students interested in veterinary medicine. Participants will gain field and clinical experiences, receive preparation for veterinary medicine, receive mentoring from faculty, attend seminars on leadership and communication, and prepare for the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). The program lasts approximately three weeks and there is no fee to participate. 

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program
The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program is designed to provide participants with a realistic look at what attending veterinary school is like, and what opportunities are available within the profession. Participants will shadow fourth year DVM candidates as they perform their rotations in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, the Hospital for Large Animals, and the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Participants will also attend lectures and presentations on specialty fields and important topics in veterinary medicine, participate in laboratories, and have the opportunity to receive one-on-one admissions counseling. Students will be able to work hands-on with animals on the Cummings School Farm, give a clinical exam to a dog, and practice bandaging and suturing. The program lasts five days and there is a fee to participate.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Summer Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) Program
The VETS Program is designed to provide an understanding of the challenges and rewards of a career in veterinary medicine. Participants experience rotations with fourth-year veterinary students in a small animal hospital, in the areas of cardiology, medicine, dentistry, oral surgery, emergency services, and surgery/orthopedics. Participants will also tour the school's large animal facility. In addition, the program is supplemented by several lectures on public health, toxicology, working dogs, and clinical investigations, as well as special labs in pathology, microbiology, and anatomy. The program lasts five days and scholarships are available.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Community Outreach

C.A.R.E at Mount Sinai Queens
The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking volunteers for its "Care and Respect for Elders with Emergencies" program. The goals of the ED C.A.R.E program are to improve overall health, health care and quality life of elderly patients. Students must demonstrate good communication skills, and must volunteer 4 hours a week for 6 months, ot 150 hours. Volunteering times are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Casa de Esperanza's Hands of Hope Internship 
The Hands of Hope internship allows students to help abused, neglected and HIV positive children through work with their agency. Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the program's foster homes. Responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions. Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.

ComForCare NYC
ComForCare offers paid short-term and long-term opportunities for students to be caregivers and companions to the elderly in the city. For more information or to apply, send your resume and cover letter to jobs.nyc@comforcare.com.

Community HealthCorps Service Program
Community HealthCorps is a health-oriented national service program that seeks students to serve as volunteers. Volunteers will be trained to educate patients on disease prevention, health insurance, financial aid, legal support and public housing needs. Positions are full-time, include a living allowance, health insurance, and an education stipend, and require a commitment of one year.

Community Health Practicum at the Institute for Family Health
The Institute for Family Health is a nonprofit Community Health Center dedicated to improving the quality and availability of family practice services to medically under-served populations. The Community Health Practicum (CHP) gives college graduates the opportunity to gain clinicla experience and explore career paths in healthcare. CHP members will work for 3 days a week for an eleven-month term to engage in projects that promote access to health care and health information in medically underserved communities while gaining experience and participating in professional development and training.

Community Impact at Columbia University
Community Impact is a non-profit organization at Columbia University that offers two health-related volunteer opportunities. The Student Health Outreach (SHOUT) program sends students to soup kitchens, food pantries, and GED classes in the Morningside Heights and Harlem neighborhoods. The mission of SHOUT is to publicize governmental services such as, food stamps and Medicaid. The Health Education and Awareness League (HEAL) offers health education to middle-school students in Harlem. Volunteers are responsible for designing the curriculum, creating brochures, and teaching classes in preventative health, nutrition, drugs abuse and more. Positions are part-time (two hours per week), unpaid, and require a commitment of one semester.

Health Leads Volunteer Program
Health Leads seeks students to serve as volunteers in a program that works with clinics serving the poor. Volunteers are responsible for educating patients about social service programs (i.e. food and housing assistance and neighborhood exercise programs). Positions are part-time (at least six hours per week, in addition to weekly sessions and ongoing training), unpaid, and require a commitment of one year. Students are also eligible to apply as Summer Fellows and volunteer for up to 20 hours per week to help redesign the Health Leads program.

MedServe
MedServe is a 2-year, full-time, post-graduate community service fellowship in rural and medically underserved communities in North Carolina. Fellows spend their time in clinical roles to gain practical experience, as well as within the community to learn about the local health system and work with patients. MedServe provides a two-week training prior to the program, and ongoing mentorship and support throughout the 2-year fellowship.

Peer Health Exchange
Peer Health Exchange seeks students to serve as volunteers. Volunteers teach a comprehensive health curriculum to underprivileged high school students, in an effort to combat teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, relationship violence, and obesity. Positions are unpaid.

Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship
The Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship is a glide/gap year opportunity offered to students passionate about grassroots efforts in healthcare and medicine. Fellows live together on the Horseshoe Farm Campus in Greensboro, Alabama for a period of 13 months. During this time, fellows will focus on community involvement, providing service to vulnerable populations, non-profit management, and learning about health care systems issues through first-hand experiences. By the end of the fellowship, participants will be trained to lead in the areas of community, health, and education. Housing is provided and fellows will receive a $600 monthly stipend.

Frontier Nursing Courier Internship Program
The Frontier Nursing Courier Internship program offers students the opportunity to shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities in Appalachia. Participants will also lead at least one special project and engage directly with the community. This program will provide the opportunity to gain insight into the healthcare sector and the challenges and opportunities of public health work in underserved communities. The program lasts two months and there is a fee to participate.

Health Leads Volunteer Program
Health Leads seeks students to serve as volunteers in a program that works with clinics serving the poor. Volunteers are responsible for educating patients about social service programs (i.e. food and housing assistance and neighborhood exercise programs). Positions are part-time (at least six hours per week, in addition to weekly sessions and ongoing training), unpaid, and require a commitment of one year. Students are also eligible to apply as Summer Fellows and volunteer for up to 20 hours per week to help redesign the Health Leads program.

New York-Presbyterian Lang Youth Medical Program
The Lang Youth Medical Program provides students with the opportunity to work as educators in the Washington Heights and Inwood communities helping young adults realize their college and career aspirations, especially in the health sciences. Educators are responsible for developing, modifying, and implementing the Lang Youth curriculum, and must supervise Lang Youth scholars at all times at the Medical Center and on field trips. Positions are full-time, paid, and require a commitment of one month.

PALS Programs
PALS Programs is a nonprofit organization that provides one week long summer camp opportunities for teens and young adults with Down syndrome and their peers at 14 college campuses across the country. PALS Programs offers immersive one-week long summer camps for teens and young adults with Down syndrome and their peers. Volunteer counselors are paired one-to-one with a roommate who has Down syndrome for a week of incredible activities and trips. PALS provides an opportunity for future healthcare professionals to gain experience with diverse populations, develop genuine friendships, and build leadership skills.

Rural Premedical Internship Program
The Rural Premedical Internship Program at Michigan State Medical School is a self-directed summer experience for premedical students with an interest in rural medicine. The program seeks to give each student an introduction to rural medicine while working on activities designed to strengthen medical school applications and interview skills. The program includes 40 hours of physician shadowing, 12 hours of rural community service, and group sessions with other interns.

Einstein Community Health Outreach Program
Located in the South Bronx, the Einstein Community Health Outreach Program (ECHO) is the first student-organized clinic that opened in the New York metropolitan area. Since then, ECHO has been committed to serving patients from the five Boroughs and parts of Westchester County. During the summer, ECHO recruits pre-medical and pre-health students to help run the administrative side of the clinic. Work includes patient registration, health education, translation, research, and clinical shadowing.

Global Health

Child Family Health International Global Health Programs
CFHI Programs offer first-hand experiences alongside local physicians and public health experts in developing countries. Programs combine instruction, experience, service, and reflection to create a model that supports physicians, clinical sites, and communities abroad, addresses the healthcare needs of the underserved, and adds a unique experiential element to each participant's professional development. Programs last between four and eight weeks.

EcoMed Project
The EcoMed Project offers students two to three weeks of experience with tropical medicine in Sioma, Zambia. Students work in volunteer teams, making ward rounds and working in outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and labs for HIV and TB testing, among other tests. The EcoMed Project’s goals are to encourage pre-medical students and medical students to volunteer in clinics and operating rooms, to understand how a rural medical clinic functions, and to be exposed to the ways medicine is practiced in Zambia. Positions are full-time and unpaid.

Gap Medics
Gap Medics offers pre-health experience programs to students in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Thailand, and students are placed in hospitals according to their interests. Participants gain clinical experience and attend lectures given by student mentors on a variety of healthcare issues. Programs last between two weeks and several months.

Global Health Corps Program
Global Health Corps offers fellowships for college graduates with domestic and international NGOs and government organizations that are working to improve healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. The program does not require clinical experience and offers fellowships in a range of areas including project management, monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications, and more. Participants also receive mentorship and professional development training. Positions include a stipend, housing, medical insurance, and transportation, and require a commitment of one year.

Mabelle Arole Fellowship
The Mabelle Arole Fellowship provides one student per year with the opportunity to work at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in India for ten months. Fellows will learn about community-driven programming, women's health, under-fives care, family planning, control of chronic illnesses, prevention of infectious diseases, and integrated rural development. Fellows also gain out-patient, in-patient, and field experience with the hospital. To apply, students must have already applied and been accepted to medical school. If awarded the fellowship, the awardee will defer entrance to medical school for one year. The fellowship is full-time and includes a stipend.

Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship
The Global Health Fellowship sends students to St. Joseph's Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti to provide health care to underserved communities. Fellows assist with coordinating the clinic's operations and managing several health outreach programs involving community health workers, traditional birth assistants, mobile clinics, water purification, malnutrition, salt iodization, and education. Fellows also have the opportunity to develop new initiatives to address needs in Thomassique or outlying villages. The fellowship lasts 13 months and transportation including flight costs, housing, food, and emergency evacuation insurance are covered by the program.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship
MIHRT is for students from underrepresented groups who seek an international research opportunity in global health. The program is a fully-funded 11-week summer program during which fellows will receive training in New York City, and will carry out a research project in one of five countries (Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, or Swaziland).

Princeton in Africa Fellowship
The Princeton in Africa Fellowship provides participants opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Experiences vary, but effort is made to place fellows with organizations based on their interest. Previous fellows have worked in the fields of humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict reconstruction, and social entrepreneurship. The fellowship lasts twelve months.

Somos Hermanos Program
The Somos Hermanos program provides an opportunity for gap-year, pre-medical students to become fluent in Spanish. The program takes place in Guatemala and entails a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community volunteering, cultural activities and lectures, and daytrips to nearby areas. The program lasts six months.

Unite for Sight Global Health Program
At Unite for Sight, Global Impact Fellows provide eye care to people living in extreme poverty. Volunteers interact with patients, conduct visual acuity screenings, learn about glasses and medication distribution, and have the opportunity to observe surgeries. Positions last between one week and several months.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
VIDA offers pre-medical students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Whitaker International Fellowship
The Whitaker International Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to pursue biomedical engineering or a closely related subject – such biomedical advances’ policy implications – abroad. Students need not be bioengineers, but must have a demonstrated commitment to the field. The position is full-time, paid, and may be pursued in the summer or for a full year.

Campamento Esperanza y Alegria (Camp Hope and Joy)
Camp Hope and Joy is a two-week summer camp program for HIV-positive children living in the Eastern Dominican Republic that is administered by the Clinica de Familia La Romana. Most volunteers participate as camp counselors in the Dominican Republic. Volunteers raise funds for their stay, which includes orientation, food, lodging, transportation, cost of camp activities, and an eco-tour. To apply, please fill out the application.

Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem is a national program that offers week-long, cost-free summer camps for children whose parents have been affected by cancer. Student chapter leaders are responsible for organizing the program through planning, fund-raising and marketing during the year, and serve as counselors at individual summer camps. Positions are unpaid.

Gap Medics
Gap Medics offers pre-health experience programs to students in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Thailand, and students are placed in hospitals according to their interests. Participants gain clinical experience and attend lectures given by student mentors on a variety of healthcare issues. Programs last between two weeks and several months.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship (MHIRT)
The MHIRT Fellowship provides students the opportunity to participate in a fully funded 11-week summer program at various international training sites including Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The program is designed to expose students to global health and health disparities research, provide training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, provide hands-on, mentored research experience, and provide access to career and academic counseling. The program will last 11 weeks culminating in a poster presentation in NYC in the final week. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet at least one of the NIH-defined criteria for membership in an "underrepresented or minority group". Students will be provided a stipend. 

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
VIDA offers students the opportunity to practice rural medicine in field clinics serving isolated populations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Students will interview patients, record vitals, administer physical exams and primary care under the supervision of licensed physicians. A variety of programs are offered and Spanish is not a prerequisite. Programs last between nine and fifteen days.

Public Health and Health Policy

Bronx Community Health Leaders (BxCHL)
BxCHL aims to create a peer support group that facilitates brainstorming, provides mentorship, provides community service, and helps in developing essential leadership skills that are needed to become a Primary Care Provider. Team members will be involved in volunteering in the community helping underserved populations, participating in health and education research projects, and supporting its members through weekly meetings. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 100 volunteer hours over a year with a minimum of 2 hours per week.

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP)
The CCHP offers students the opportunity to serve as AmeriCorps Health Coaches, providing community outreach, patient education and advocacy and helping to create linkages to meet the various health and social needs of complex patients. There are part- and full-time positions available. Positions have a minimum commitment of six months, and include a stipend and education award.

Community HealthCorps Service Program
Community HealthCorps (part of AmeriCorps) is a health-oriented national service program that seeks Postbac students to serve in community health centers with underserved populations. Students will educate patients about disease prevention, help manage patient cases, enroll patients in public health insurance programs, and assess patients' need of financial assistance, legal support, and housing. Positions are full-time, include a living allowance and education award, health care and child care (if eligible), and require a commitment of ten months to one year.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Public Health Interest Group
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Public Health Interest Group offers students the opportunity to host and conduct events as part of the group committed to raising awareness of current issues within the public health field, informing students about educational and career opportunities in public health, and providing information and resources to graduate students interested in pursuing an MPH degree. Members can assist in fundraising and have an opportunity to travel abroad with members of the organization. The position is volunteer and requires a flexible once a week commitment.

Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access
The Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access of New York City’s Human Resources Administration offers students volunteer internship opportunities to help implement the city’s twin health insurance goals, including signing up people for public insurance programs and making it easier for entrepreneurs to find affordable insurance plans in the private market. Interns will research, analyze, and assist in implement policies. Each intern will also work on a special health insurance expansion project in the unit of Public Health Insurance, Public/Private Health Insurance Work Supports, or Policy Analysis and Research.

Philadelphia Health Corps
Philadelphia Health Corps is an AmeriCorps program that offers students the opportunity to promote the health and wellbeing of those living in Philadelphia's underserved communities by increasing access to healthcare, promoting prevention, reducing healthcare costs, and informing future healthcare professionals. Members provide services such as health education, insurance expertise, prescription drug assistance, case management, and fitness information and classes. In addition to service, PHC offers training opportunities in the health care field, such as medical interpretation and HIV prevention counseling. Positions require a commitment of 11 months and include a stipend and education award.

United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID)
United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) is a national nonprofit organization aimed to empower students and communities across the United States to reduce health inequities. UAID offers internship positions on the UAID National Board for the summer and academic year. Students passionate about public health and social justice looking for leadership opportunities and encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid, remote internship. Students may request to get academic credit.

Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
SPHSP is designed to increase students' interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers, and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply. Participants gain direct exposure to the practice of public health, participate in a GRE preparatory course, attend lectures, and take field trips. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program lasts ten weeks and includes a stipend, housing, and travel assistance.

Drexel University School of Public Health Opening the Doors Program
Drexel University’s School of Public Health offers students the opportunity to engage in the public health world through its Opening the Doors Program. This program introduces students to potential methods to correct often fatal healthcare disparities among America’s subgroups. Students participate in mentored research and attend seminars on the field's history and methods. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Academic Summer Program Integrating Resources for Excellence (ASPIRE)
ASPIRE is designed to prepare and support pre-medical students who want to pursue a career in medicine and have a desire to advocate for underserved communities. Participants will attend faculty lectures, perform weekly community service activities, receive professional development training, and have the opportunity to shadow physicians. The program lasts five weeks and includes a stipend, housing, and meal assistance.

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program
The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program provides students with the opportunity to receive leadership training and an introduction to public health. Internships are available in both health behavior and education and environmental health sciences. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, and round-trip transportation.

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program
The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduates students the opportunity to explore public health related issues through hands-on training, workshops, and leadership and professional development. Scholars will have the opportunity to work with diverse community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies that focus on health equity. Throughout the program, scholars will also receive mentorship from graduate students and faculty. The program requires a commitment of eight weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, some on campus meals, and a metro pass. 

Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health
The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health is designed to provide students with the opportunity for personal and professional development to become leaders in LGBTI health and research. The program works to address health disparities for LGBTI patients and improve LGBTI patient care. The program requires a commitment of ten weeks. 

Underrepresented in Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Summer Programs
Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine hosts summer research programs that focus on a variety of topics such as cancer, diabetes, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, AIDS, physiology, etc. Programs vary in length and many include a stipend.

Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
SPHSP is designed to increase students' interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers, and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply. Participants gain direct exposure to the practice of public health, participate in a GRE preparatory course, attend lectures, and take field trips. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program lasts ten weeks and includes a stipend, housing, and travel assistance.

Drexel University School of Public Health Opening the Doors Program
Drexel University’s School of Public Health offers students the opportunity to engage in the public health world through its Opening the Doors Program. This program introduces students to potential methods to correct often fatal healthcare disparities among America’s subgroups. Students participate in mentored research and attend seminars on the field's history and methods. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend.

Health Careers Internship Program (HCIP)
HCIP is for students who want to gain exposure to health careers. Students will work as interns in community-based health and health-related organizations to gain hands-on experience learning about health careers and the health issues faced by underserved communities. The program lasts six weeks.

Laney Graduate School Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR)
The LGS-SOAR program supports potential Laney Graduate School undergraduate applicants who wish to explore, experience and conduct full-time independent and mentored research for the summer. During the 10-week residential summer program, research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor or Principal Investigator and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development.

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)
SRTP is designed for students from groups underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or biomedical research. Under the guidance and mentorship of an investigator, participants will undertake an original research project that matches their research and career interests. Participants will also attend weekly seminars, have the opportunity to shadow clinicians, and prepare a presentation of their work at the completion of the program. The program lasts eight weeks and includes a stipend and housing.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIHRT) Fellowship
MIHRT is for students seeking an international research opportunity in global health. The program is a fully-funded 11-week summer program during which fellows will receive training in New York City, and will carry out a research project in one of five countries (Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, or Swaziland). The program also includes career and graduate admissions counseling.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a condensed version of an osteopathic medical school’s first year. Participants in the school’s accelerated osteopathic medicine program dissect cadavers, explore histology and biochemistry, discover case-based learning, and ask questions about osteopathic manipulations. The program lasts six weeks and provides participants with room and board, a stipend, travel expenses, and a guaranteed interview for the following year’s entering class.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
The POE Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, is a summer research immersion program targeted to students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based or clinical scientist. Participants will conduct basic or clinical oncology research, take part in research and clinical conferences, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them. Participants will also be matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests and will participate in the mentor's ongoing research projects. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eleven weeks.

Summer Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS)
The SPURS Program at CUMC provides intense research fellowship experiences to provide meaningful training in biomedical research and enhance students' ability to achieve a career in biomedical research and/or medicine by pursuing an advanced degree. Students receive in-depth training in biomedical research methodology and have the opportunity to attend a series of scientific and motivational talks. Positions are full-time and include a stipend.

Summer Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates (STAR U) at Columbia University
STAR U is an NIH-funded summer research program aimed towards providing students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical sciences, with research experience in neuroscience and aging, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Any undergraduate student from a diverse background who is interested in pre-med/neuroscience is welcome to apply.The program is 8 weeks

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Summer Research Program
The Undergraduate Summer Research Program offered by the Office of Diversity Education and Research is a program for students who have been underrepresented in biomedical and health professions. Students will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member based on availability of research opportunities and mutual interests of the student and faculty member. Students will be required to give an oral presentation at the conclusion of the summer. Students will have the opportunity to conduct clinical and basic science research, present original scientific findings to the broader community, and learn about health disparities and social determinants of health. Positions are full-time, include a stipend, and require a commitment of eight weeks.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)
The PARAdiGM program offers undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to participate in an actively funded biomedical research program for two summers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students will work with faculty mentors and shadow clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. Students will receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and career skills. By the end of the first summer in the program, students will write an abstract, and participate in both local and national presentations of their research results.

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program
The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program provides students with the opportunity to receive leadership training and an introduction to public health. Internships are available in both health behavior and education and environmental health sciences. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, and round-trip transportation.

Weill Cornell Medical College Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program
The Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program is designed for freshmen or sophomores, who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree, an opportunity to do independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, or The Rockefeller University in NYC. Students will have the opportunity to participate in weekly journal clubs, scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and receive mentorship from a current MD-PhD student. At the conclusion of the program, students will give an oral, written, and poster presentation of their research in front of family, friends, and colleagues. The program lasts ten weeks and participants receive a stipend, housing, and reimbursment for travel expenses. 

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with deeper insight into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, participants learn how to pursue a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, providing an early education into basic research techniques applicable to any area of medicine. Participants will also attend lectures and participate in rounds with advanced year students. The program lasts seven weeks and participants receive a stipend and housing.

Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment (PULSE) Program 
The PULSE program allows students from underrepresented and/or educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds exposure to medial professions. The program does not offer college credit. PULSE offers students academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities focused on Urban medicine. The program lasts during six weeks during the summer at Rowan University.