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Pediatric Research Summer Student Internship Program

The Pediatric Research Summer Student Internship is an eight-week program that offers participants the opportunity to engage in expert research. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on experience in biomedical sciences. The program’s long-term goal is to increase the number of those choosing a career in pediatric health research.

Apply for the 2022 Summer Internship by Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Apply for the 2022 Summer Internship

The 2022 Pediatric Research Internship Program will take place from June 6 through July 29. Applications are now open through March 1, 2022. For additional details, view the FAQ section toward the bottom of this page.

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The students work closely with chosen faculties and participate in lab work. To help students’ career development, an informal seminar series offers an opportunity for students to meet with faculty members in the center and elsewhere on campus. The program is a benefit for both the participating students and faculty. Students are required to attend all organized events and are awarded a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

With the estimated 200 applicants each year, the program continues to grow in national recognition and diversity. Many students return for a second or third year. With some in high school and others in medical school, participating students range in educational background.

Questions about the Internship Program

  • Who can apply?
    Applicants must be  at least 18 years old and must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • How long is the program?
    The summer internship is an eight-week program. A one-week vacation may be permitted. Vacations must be approved by the mentor at the beginning of the program.
  • Is this a paid internship?
    Yes. Participants receive a stipend of $3500. 
  • Is housing provided?
    No, housing is not provided. For information about housing on the IUPUI campus and surrounding areas, visit housing.iupui.edu.
  • What can students expect from the program?
    Students design and execute a research project in close consultation with a mentor. During the duration of the program, students are expected to participate in research an average of 40 hours per week.
  • Is a final project due upon completion of the program?
    Yes. Near the end of the program, students are expected to submit an abstract describing the research conducted during the summer. A symposium is held where students give an oral presentation describing summer projects. Details for the format of the abstract and presentation are outlined here.
  • What activities take place during the summer?
    The program organizes several talks and discussion panels related to careers in research and other biomedical fields. There are also meet-and-greet opportunities that provide participants an opportunity to interact with fellow interns in the cohort.
  • Who can I contact for additional information?
    Please send all inquiries to Laura Oxford, loxford@iu.edu.