Summer Programs

To enhance the rigorous academic curriculum offered by the Postbac Premed Program, students are encouraged to visit this page regularly for information about applying to summer programs.

  • Programs are categorized by focus and listed in order of application deadlines
  • Research programs that provide both clinical and laboratory experience are listed under Clinical Research

Disclaimer: The School of General Studies does not screen the summer medical programs listed below. This listing is not an endorsement or recommendation. Students are advised to investigate all opportunities before committing to one.

3/3/24 - Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY: Summer Internship Programs

Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) is offering clinical research internship opportunities in 7 different pediatric sub-specialty areas:

  • Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Medicine & Cystic Fibrosis
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Allergy / Immunology
  • Emergency Medicine

Students may apply for an internship position in any or all of these 7 pediatric sub-specialty areas. The application deadline for the summer internships is Sun., March 3rd.

For more information such as program specifics, eligibility requirements, and application materials, as well as to apply, please visit the program page. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early since interviews will be offered on a rolling basis for some programs. Applicants will be notified of their application status by mid-late March or early April. Questions specifically regarding this announcement can be directed to Andrew Adesman, MD, [email protected].

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Tatonetti Lab: Summer Research Internship

The Tatonetti Lab has summer internship opportunities in data science and health AI. Summer interns at Cedars-Sinai will conduct research to improve drug safety by leveraging clinical and molecular data. This will involve data science including artificial intelligence and machine learning, investigating drug safety, drug-drug interactions, and cancer pharmacology. Using emerging resources such as electronic health records (EHR) and genomic databases, they are working to advance the science of pharmacology with a focus on serving traditionally underrepresented populations.

The internship entails:

  • Querying databases, data-processing, supervised and unsupervised machine learning, deploying production models
  • Communicating scientific findings via peer-reviewed publications and scientific conferences
  • Writing clean, performant, reusable code managed on GitHub to perform repeatable analyses
  • Training and deploying models in multiple environments

For more information, please see the LinkedIn job listing. To apply, please email your statement of interest and CV to [email protected]. Those interested are encouraged to send in their applications as soon as possible.

Genentech/Roche: 2024 Summer Internship, Translational Medicine, Oncology

The Translational Medicine - Oncology (TMO) department at Genentech/Roche oversees biomarker research related to Genentech's early stage oncology portfolio and Roche's late stage oncology portfolio spanning multiple therapeutic modalities. TMO translational scientists are responsible for advancing research discoveries into novel cancer therapies, discovering and developing novel biomarkers and strategies to support clinical trials, and deriving new research directions and drug discovery insights from patient samples and data. This internship is positioned within TMO's signaling franchise, which focuses on small molecule (non-immunotherapy based) therapeutics against key targets, such as the androgen receptor in prostate cancer. The successful candidate will work directly with scientists to split time between lab-based and computational projects aimed at better understanding the dynamics of tumor signaling in prostate cancer. 

The internship position is located in South San Francisco and is in-person. Current graduate students (Masters/PhD) or recent graduates from Bachelor/Masters programs within two years of receiving their degree are eligible for this internship.

For more information, please see the Genentech careers page. Those interested are encouraged to send in their applications as soon as possible.

4/22/24 - GSK: Summer Intern in Large Molecule Development

GSK is seeking to hire a Summer Intern in Large Molecule Development. This is an onsite position at their Collegeville, PA location.

Drug Product Development (DPD), part of Medicine Development and Supply (MDS), is a core R&D function that supports GSK discovery Research Units in the design and development of new drug products. DPD is accountable for the design, development and industrialization of drug products and their manufacturing processes.

This position will allow the selected candidate to:

  • Expand and apply knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, packaging science and formulation with data analytics skills to perform multivariate analysis and determine important factors impacting the stability and performance of one or more of our intravenous drug products.
  • Ability to collaborate in cross-functional settings will be essential.
  • Determine significant attributes to be monitored during in-use stability of drug products
  • Perform activities such as compatibility studies, etc.
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts to analyze and characterize the various drug product presentations.
  • Interpret analytical results to understand the impact on critical quality parameters of drug products.
  • Determine the compatibility of product formulations with primary packaging systems.
  • Summarize key findings via periodic meetings, presentations, and draft reports.

At the end of the internship, you may have an opportunity to present the findings and conclusions to the department. Applications are due Mon., April 22.

For more information such as eligibility requirements and benefits, visit the Handshake listing.

PALS Summer Program

PALS mission is to create inclusive camp experiences for people with and without Down syndrome. The summer session is now seeking Peer Volunteers.

The summer session application is now open, and operates on a rolling basis. Interested students should submit their application as soon as possible before Peer Volunteer slots are filled. Acceptances and enrollment will be sent out every two weeks until camps are full. Peers will walk away with 100 hours of community service.

To learn more information and to apply, visit the PALS Summer Session page. For any other questions, contact [email protected].

4/21/24 - Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine: Summer Internship Program

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) offers an eight-day Summer Internship Program (SIP) in June for undergraduate students. Interns attend workshops and seminars on podiatric medicine, as well as shadow and work with podiatric physicians in hospital, private practice, and outpatient clinic settings. A TUSPM student doctor will also work with interns on a case presentation.

Applications are due Sun., April 21. 

To learn more information and to apply, visit the Temple University SIP page.

3/3/24 - The UNC Chapel Hill Science Enrichment Preparation Program

The UNC Chapel Hill Science Enrichment Preparation (SEP) Program is designed to increase the representation of underrepresented and/or underserved undergraduate students into Medicine and Dentistry. The eight-week residential program dates are tentatively May 22 - July 19, 2024. Science curriculum includes Physics, Organic Chemistry, Human Physiology and Quantitative Skills-Biostatistics (participants are required to take all four courses). SEP scholars will receive free educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, and a competitive stipend.

In addition to science curriculum, scholars will receive free MCAT or DAT test preparation (depending on their pathway of choice) and will be exposed to the professions via participation in simulation labs, suturing workshops, dental impression workshops, the touring of health professional schools, and more. SEP scholars will also meet and network with current health professional students, health care professionals, administrators, and receive sustained support from the NC-HCAP office throughout the program and beyond. 

Applications are due Sun., March 3.

For more information (including a more detailed program summary, eligibility requirements, and application materials), please visit the SEP program page. For any further questions, please contact [email protected] or call the SEP program coordinator, Mrs. Hill (919-966-2264).

3/1/24 - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Global Health Disparities Research Training Program

Mount Sinai's Global Health Disparities Research Training Program is looking for a student or recent graduate wishing to conduct mentored research abroad. The program emphasizes collaboration, cultural and scientific exchange, diversity, and a passion for medical sciences. Interns in the program will travel to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City to participate in an intensive one-week, mandatory orientation during the first week of June.

The orientation covers a wide variety of topics to prepare interns for their project, including research ethics, cultural competency, study design, writing workshop, and career development. After completing the orientation week, you will travel to your host country in dyads(two students per country) to begin the research and international experience. Interns will work with a mentor in your host country for 11 weeks (no exceptions to length can be made). As an intern, you are assigned an international site based on your research skills and other criteria. Their international affiliates are renowned institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, and South Africa. Applications are due Fri., Mar. 1, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please visit Global Health Disparities Research Training program. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

3/29/24 - MD Anderson Cancer Center: Integrated Ethics Internship

MD Anderson Cancer Center is offering their Integrated Ethics Internship for Summer 2024. The goals of the program are: (1) To provide an introduction to clinical, research and/or organizational ethics for qualified individuals with a particular interest in health care ethics; (2) To provide qualified individuals with the opportunity to contribute to activities and projects of the Section of Integrated Ethics.

The Internship Program is designed to meet the strengths, needs and academic requirements of each intern. Interns are expected to develop a personal learning plan incorporating opportunities from the following components: (1) Clinical Ethics; (2) Research Ethics; (3) Academic Ethics. 

Applications are due Fri., March 29.

To learn more such as eligibility requirements and the selection process, and to apply, please visit the program page.

4/5/24 - Washington State University: RISE Summer Academy

Washington State University is offering a free six-week intensive program for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) learners, the Reimagine Indians into Medicine (RISE) Pathway Program. This program provides in-depth training and Indigenous learning opportunities to prepare scholars for the medical school application process. Summer Academy takes place at the WSU Spokane campus, through a partnership between the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the WSU Native American Health Sciences Center.

To learn more and to apply, visit the program page. For any further questions, please reach out to [email protected].