Summer Opportunities

2020 Summer Opportunities

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Listed Opportunity Types: Academic Research, Shadowing, Clinical Research, Basic Science Research, Translational Research, Employment, Academic Enrichment, MCAT Prep, and Other.

Program Name Location Application
Opportunity Type Short Description
pre-med programs New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Washington DC 03/31/2020 Shadowing

International Medical Aid International Rolling Shadowing

International Medical Aid (IMA) offers transformative, life-changing opportunities for pre-medical and pre-health students.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Minnesota 01/05/2020 Clinical Research

12-week paid internship. Interns participate in clinical research with a physician and staff mentor as well as a variety of educational activities.

Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program Delaware 01/15/2020 Basic Science Research, Translational Research, Clinical Research

Ten-week paid scholarships are available for undergraduate students to pursue biomedical research experience while working in the pediatric health care setting.

INSIGHT Summer Research Program Washington 01/15/2020 Clinical research and shadowing, lectures, tours, social/educational activities

*INSIGHT* is an NIH funded, 8-week paid internship for undergrads and grads interested in medicine, public health and STEM. Travel awards available.

Undergraduate Clinical Research Program Pennsylvania 01/17/2020 Clinical Research

The goal of the UCSP is to foster strong research interests and durable mentoring relationships for talented undergraduates in human clinical research

Chicago Academic Medicine Program I Illinois 01/17/2020 Shadowing

A six-week commuter program for undergraduate students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year in college, or who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2020 and have been accepted into college in the fall of 2020. CAMP helps students build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a premedical program.

Chicago Academic Medicine Program II Illinois 01/17/2020 Basic Science Research, Clinical Research

An eight-week research, education, and mentoring experience for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in college. Students participate in either basic science or clinical research projects during the program, which concludes with a research presentation forum.

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research Illinois 01/17/2020 Clinical Research

Basic or clinical research, research paper, and presentation, weekly cluster groups to explore various topics, & advising

Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) New York 01/31/2020 Other

This ten-week program is designed to increase interest and knowledge of public health and allied health professions among undergraduate students.

Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship Illinois 01/31/2020 Internship

8-week paid internship, Monday-Thursday. Clinical observation and project work. Exclusively for students who plan to become physicians.

Pre-medical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment (PULSE) program - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University New Jersey 01/31/2020 Other: Academic, clinical, research, service learning opportunities

PULSE is a six week summer academic enrichment program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession. This program provides academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities with a focus on urban health needs.

Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars (PASS) Program Iowa 02/01/2020 Other

Hands-on experience to prepare you for medical or health professions school.

Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Wisconsin 02/01/2020 Research

SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science.  Participation in SPUR is intended for students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies. 

STEP-UP Biomedical Research Summer Internship Multiple 02/01/2020 Basic Science Research

The STEP-UP Program supports biomedical research in diabetes, endocrinology & metabolic diseases; digestive diseases & nutrition and kidney diseases.

Vanderbilt MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program Tennessee 02/01/2020 Basic Science Research

Students gain translational basic science research experience, clinical shadowing, MD-PhD student mentor, preparation for applying to MD-PhD programs.

Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy Tennessee 02/01/2020 Basic Science Research

VSSA offers research programs, research seminars, enrichment activities, and lectures as well as social activities.

Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health Tennessee 02/01/2020 Other

Through this internship, we hope to further this mission and to foster the personal and professional development of future leaders in LGBTQ health.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program Ohio 02/01/2020 Research

The SURF program provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Participants in this program work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member. The goal is to expose students to the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program Ohio 02/01/2020 Academic Enrichment

The program replicates what will be experienced in the first year of medical school at OU-HCOM. Courses, taught by OU-HCOM faculty, include gross anatomy (with cadaver dissection), histology, immunology, biochemistry, integrated biomedical sciences,  an introduction to case based learning (CBL), and workshops dealing with the admission process, learning strategies, time management and many other experiences relevant to the medical school experience.

The Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy Michigan 02/03/2020 Clinical Research The Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy is a 10-week research fellowship program. The academy provides a research or clinical fellowship experience with a faculty mentor in alignment with students' research and career interests.  
The Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy Michigan 02/03/2020 Other: Academic enrichment, shadowing The Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy is an 8-week preparatory residential program for students applying to medical school. The academy focuses on preparing students for the extensive process of applying and gaining admission to medical school. 
The Stowers Summer Scholars program Missouri 02/03/2020 Basic Science Research An 8-week research opportunity for future laboratory scientists. Benefits: $4000 stipend, housing, transportation, and social/academic activities.
WesternU: Summer Health Professions Education Program California 02/05/2020 Other Case-based Curriculum; Review of critical science content; Practice and improve test-taking skills; Shadowing; Collaborate in inter-professional teams
University of Michigan Pharmacy Scholars Program Michigan 02/10/2020 Other Six week residential experiential program with PCAT prep, admissions workshops, and shadowing. Overview on a variety of career options in Pharmacy.
UAB Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Alabama 02/15/2020 Translational Research UAB SIBS provides opportunities for students who have no local campus access to research or underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
Frontier Nursing University Courier Internship Program Kentucky 02/17/2020 Shadowing An eight week, rural and public health, service-learning program with a rich and adventuresome history.
ARCHES Washington, DC 02/26/2020 Clinical Research A 6-week program for rising pre-med juniors and seniors to engage in clinical experience guided research and service at Georgetown University.
Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Massachusetts 02/28/2020 Shadowing This week-long program shows you a wide variety of careers within veterinary medicine. Find out what attending veterinary school is really like!
The Zucker Pipeline Program at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell New York 03/01/2020 Other The mission of the Zucker Pipeline Program is to enhance the matriculation of URM students to the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
UCLA Pre-medical Enrichment Program (Prep) California 03/03/2020 Academic Enrichment

UCLA PREP is a unique non-residential program designed to provide premedical students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the means to strengthen their ability and readiness to study medicine. 

Australia College Veterinary Service International 03/15/2020 Academic Research Join us in Australia for this 2-week study abroad program. Earn 3 credits and enhance vet skills working with kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, and more.
Large Animal Practice in the Tropics International 03/16/2020 Academic Research 3 credits; Belize. Gain working knowledge of the husbandry and health issues confronting farm animals including horses, sheep, pigs, and cattle.
Thailand College Veterinary Service International 03/16/2020 Academic Research Join us in Thailand for this 2-week study abroad program. Earn 3 credits and enhance vet skills working at a local dog clinic and elephant sanctuary.
Global Veterinary Semester Abroad International 03/17/2020 Academic Research 3 months. 18 credits. Vet medicine in Ecuador, Thailand and South Africa. Work with cheetahs, elephants, marine life, Amazon wildlife, and more.
Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship California
Other We offer two week courses for High School and Pre-Med students to initiate the steps towards mastering basic and advanced cardiothoracic surgery.
One Health: Public Health in the Tropics International 03/30/2020 Academic Research 3 credits; Belize. This course explores the intersections of health, medicine, economics and social development in the Tropics, focusing on Belize.
Amazon Veterinary Service International 03/31/2020 Academic Research Join us in the Amazon rainforest for this 2-week study abroad program. Earn 3 credits and enhance vet skills working at a wildlife rescue center.
South Africa Veterinary Service International 03/31/2020 Academic Research Join us in South Africa for this 2-week study abroad program. Earn 3 credits and enhance vet skills at a cheetah breeding and conservation facility.
Summer Medical Spanish Courses International 04/01/2020 Other The Medical Spanish is an enrichment program that provides academic advancement and career knowledge for undergraduate students interested in medicine
Medical Spanish and Internship International 04/01/2020 Shadowing Enhance your communication skills with a Spanish for Healthcare course and medical observership in Mexico. 8 credits granted by Augsburg University.
Elective Africa Pre-Medical Shadowing Internships International 04/30/2020 Shadowing Shadow doctors in East Africa for clinical exposure, guided learning under mentorship and supervision and cultural immersion.
Camp PALS Counselor Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, D.C., North Carolina, Illinois, California 05/01/20 Other: Volunteer Counselor One week volunteer opportunity. We create immersive experiences where young adults with and without Down syndrome have fun, grow as individuals, and build lifelong friendships.
International Medical Aid International 05/01/2020 Shadowing International Medical Aid (IMA) offers transformative, life-changing opportunities for pre-medical and pre-health students.
CSPM Summer Immersion Program California 05/15/2020 Shadowing, Other Learn what Podiatric Medicine and surgery is all about with the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University.
Pharmacy Summer Institute New York 06/01/2020 Other Provides exposure to the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, including hands-on training and field trips to pharmacy practice sites.
Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Summer Program (PrEP) at Keck Graduate Institute California 06/01/2020 Other - Introduction to a career in pharmacy In the five-day program at KGI, participants explore the pharmacy profession through interactive classes and hands-on activities.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Program (PrOT) at Keck Graduate Institute California 06/01/2020 Other - Introduction to a career in occupational therapy PrOT provides participants interested in an occupational therapy career a chance to explore the profession through hands-on and interactive learning.
Careers Beyond the Bench: Biotech Industry Summer Program at Keck Graduate Institute California 06/01/2020 Other - Introduction to careers in biotech, pharmaceuticals, and med device industries. KGI offers this five-week program to provide skills for undergraduates interested in careers in biotech, pharmaceuticals, or med device industries.
Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Summer Program at Keck Graduate Institute California 06/01/2020 Other - Introduction to careers in genomics, bioinformatics, and genetic counseling. The nine-day program at KGI is designed for undergraduates interested in learning more about genomics, bioinformatics, and genetic counseling.
Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education (BSUITE) California 06/01/2020 Internship KGI's BSUITE provides undergrad students and recent graduates with lab experience through tasks typically done in industry bioprocessing laboratories.
Medical Device Development Bootcamp at Keck Graduate Institute California 06/01/2020 Other - Hands-on experiential activities This is a five-week program at KGI for students interested in learning the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices.
Pharmacy Summer Institute University of Buffalo New York 06/06/2020 Other: Hands-on experiential activities, tours and lectures Provides exposure to the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, including hands-on training and field trips to pharmacy practice sites.
Summer Explore Health Professions at Keck Graduate Institute California 07/07/2020 Other SEHP program at KGI is a 2-week program consisting of workshops, clinic, school field trips, and 1-1 advising to explore different health careers.
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Wilderness & Emergency Medicine Course Colorado Varies Other Spend two weeks getting a hands-on look into the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine. Earn 3 academic credit and a WFR certification.
Unite for Sight Global Impact Corps Ghana
Varies Volunteering Assist with patient intake, observe surgeries, assist in health education, and more.
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Costa Rica Course: Emergency & Wilderness Medicine International Varies Other Join us in Costa Rica for our Pre-Health class! Earn a WFR certification and learn about emergency medicine in this mini-med school experience.
Boston Leadership Institute Massachusetts Rolling Basic Science Research The Boston Leadership Institute is an award-winning summer STEM enrichment program for high-achieving teens.
Atlantis Fellowship International Rolling  Shadowing The Atlantis Fellowship provides AAMC-compliant doctor shadowing in Europe in multiple specialties, during winter and summer breaks.
International Medical Aid for Pre-PA & Premed Students International Rolling Internship Founded by Johns Hopkins alumni, International Medical Aid offers life-changing opportunities for pre-PA and premed students to intern in hospitals abroad.
Elective Africa: Pre-Medical Shadowing Internships International Rolling Shadowing Shadow doctors in Kenya and Tanzania for actual clinical exposure under mentorship and supervision. Enriching for medical school application
Elective Africa: Dentistry Internships in Kenya and Tanzania International Rolling Shadowing Learn the day to day activities of dentists and also other dental professionals to get a deeper insight into what the dentistry entails.
Elective Africa: Pre-Physician Assistant Shadowing Internships to Kenya and Tanzania International Rolling Shadowing Well-structured pre-PA internships that give students patients contact hours essential for PA School applications. Perfect opportunity REAL exposure
Elective Africa: Nursing and Midwifery Internships in Kenya & Tanzania International Rolling Shadowing Get a full exposure to the day to day activities of a nurse/midwife through our safe, structured and mentored programs

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Summer Opportunities are submitted to a short review process to ensure all opportunities are applicable to prehealth students. Once reviewed, opportunities are then posted to the listing. Submissions typically take 2 business days (at the maximum) to review, but many are reviewed and added to the list in a shorter timeframe. If you would like the opportunity posted as soon as possible, please contact Tony Wynne at