Health Professions Internship and Summer Research, Training and Enrichment Opportunities

Are you interested in a Health Care Career?  Many opportunities exist for you to gain valuable professional experience as an undergraduate.  See the programs below to learn of  some opportunities.  

Project Healthcare at Bellevue Hospital’s Emergency Department

Project Healthcare is a summer-intensive internship designed to immerse undergraduates/post-graduate/post-baccalaureates in the realities of the healthcare field at Bellevue Hospital Center. Throughout the ten-week program, participants perform clinical shifts throughout the Emergency Department (including the pediatric and psychiatric EDs), Operating Room, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Social Work. Students also get to observe autopsies at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, ride on FDNY ambulances, serve as health educators for a day managing a booth at our annual health fair, and work on a research project. Through working on rotating shifts for, on average, 25 hours per week, observing minor invasive procedures and trauma cases, shadowing clinicians, and serving as patient advocates, students gain a tremendous amount of contact with patients and healthcare providers. Interested students can learn more about the program and access the online application form at the below link: Please be advised that the application requires submission of an online form, essay, CV, photo and two letters of recommendation. Out of our applicant pool, we invite a portion to come in for an interview. We usually offer 3-4 interview days on weekends in March (around the time of most spring breaks). We generally receive 800+ applications per year and end with a group of 50 participants. Deadline: January 15, 2015.


Research Scholar Applications Available for Nemours Summer Undergraduate Paid Research Program (NSURP)

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2015 program.  NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.

The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 6 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equities Summer Research Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications will be accepted from December 1, 2014 through January 18, 2015.  The deadline for submission of all application components is January 18, 2015. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and interest in basic and applied sciences, healthcare, health disparities, public health or related fields.  During the 10 week paid scholarship program that begins June 1st, 2015 and ends August 7th, 2015, Nemours research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results.  Training will be provided on human subjects protection and animal welfare.  Both programs share programming and activities Students participate in enrichment activities during the summer including the opportunity to shadow clinicians, attend grand rounds and research seminars, and participate in discussions about medical and academic research careers.  All students will present their research project and findings to the Nemours community at a final day symposium and celebration.
Additional information and the online application is available at: questions or concerns should be directed to:

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

Weill Cornell Medical College is now accepting applications for their 7-week summer research program for current JUNIORS from diverse backgrounds who plan to go to medical school and who have a major interest in working with underserved populations. For brochure with more information, go to: For application procedures, go to:


2015 Premedical Urban Leadership Summer Enrichment (PULSE) Program

Applications will be available on December 15th. PULSE is a six week academic enrichment program for college undergraduates interested in healthcare professions. The program provides academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities with a focus on urban health needs. Developed by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), the PULSE program help students become lifelong learners and empower them to use their knowledge to make a difference in their communities. The primary goal of PULSE is to provide exposure to medical professions to those groups traditionally under-represented in the field, as well as those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. For a flyer, go to:


UM-SMART Summer Program Applications AvailableMichigan’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), (which is an MD/Ph.D. program) is sponsoring the “UM-SMART” summer program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills. The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities. Applicants should have completed at least their freshman undergraduate year. The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August. To apply or for more information, go to: deadline for application submission is January 16, 2015.

CI 295D / CI 295A: The Philadelphia Urban Seminar– Experience teaching in the city!

Consider signing up for this two-week, 3-credit, immersion course in which you can apply, in an urban public school environment, what you earn in their Penn State courses. This course: Helps students meet Entrance to Major (ETM) requirements for Education OR functions as a 200-level elective for ANY major at Penn State and allows students to complete 40 hours of work experience at one time. During this course students will: Work directly with children and teachers in Philadelphia public school classrooms (pre-k-12 placements in ALL content areas, in addition to special education, art, music, culinary arts, physical education, etc. are available); Participate in lectures/workshops from leading urban educators and researchers; Take part in community service in area neighborhoods; Attend cultural events in the city; Engage with readings on urban teaching and social justice.

Students MUST successfully obtain THREE clearances to be eligible to fully register for this course: (PA State Police, Child Abuse and FBI clearances).For clearances, visit the CIFE Office: Please note, securing clearances can take 6-8 weeks! To pre-register, students must complete the pre-registration form here:

For more information about these opportunities please contact the program source directly.

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