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
Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship Chicago, Illinois 01/31/2020 Internship 8-week paid internship, Monday-Thursday. Clinical observation and project work. Exclusively for students who plan to become physicians.
The Stowers Summer Scholars program The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Mo 02/03/2020 Basic Science Research An 8-week research opportunity for future laboratory scientists. Benefits: $4000 stipend, housing, transportation, and social/academic activities.
Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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.
Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, 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.
Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars (PASS) Program Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa 02/01/2020 Other Hands-on experience to prepare you for medical or health professions school.
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) 12 locations nationally 2/05/2020 Academic Enrichment, Shadowing SHPEP is implemented at 12 universities across the nation. Each institution provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. 
Unite for Sight Global Impact Corps Ghana
Varies Volunteering Assist with patient intake, observe surgeries, assist in health education, and more.
STEP-UP Biomedical Research Summer Internship Multiple 2/1/2020 Basic Science Research The STEP-UP Program supports biomedical research in diabetes, endocrinology & metabolic diseases; digestive diseases & nutrition and kidney diseases.
University of Michigan Pharmacy Scholars Program Michigan 2/10/2020 Other Six week residential experiential program with PCAT prep, admissions workshops, and shadowing. Overview on a variety of career options in Pharmacy.
Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship California
12/20/2019 Other We offer two week courses for High School and Pre-Med students to initiate the steps towards mastering basic and advanced cardiothoracic surgery.
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 4/30/2020 Shadowing Shadow doctors in East Africa for clinical exposure, guided learning under mentorship and supervision and cultural immersion.
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 New York 06/15/2019 Employment Spend two weeks getting a hands-on look into the fields of emergency and wilderness medicine. Earn 3 academic credit and a WFR certification.
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Costa Rica Course: Emergency & Wilderness Medicine International 07/01/2019 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.
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Wilderness & Emergency Medicine Course Colorado 07/28/2019 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.
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
ARCHES Washington, D.C. TBA 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.
Citadel SURE Program South Carolina 03/15/2019 Academic Research Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Charleston, SC. Students complete a faculty-assisted research project and get a stipend.
CSPM Summer Immersion Program California 05/15/2020 Other Learn what Podiatric Medicine and surgery is all about with the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University.
Atlantis Fellowship International Rolling Shadowing The Atlantis Fellowship provides AAMC-compliant doctor shadowing in Europe in multiple specialties, during winter and summer breaks.
Summer Medical Spanish Courses International 05/10/2019 Other The Medical Spanish is an enrichment program that provides academic advancement and career knowledge for undergraduate students interested in medicine
WesternU: Summer Health Professions Education Program California 02/15/2019 Other Case-based Curriculum; Review of critical science content; Practice and improve test-taking skills; Shadowing; Collaborate in inter-professional teams
Vanderbilt MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program Tennessee 02/01/2019 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 02/01/2019 Basic Science Research VSSA offers research programs, research seminars, enrichment activities, and lectures as well as social activities.
Pharmacy Summer Institute New York 06/01/2019 Other Provides exposure to the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, including hands-on training and field trips to pharmacy practice sites.
Baltimore Health Immersion Maryland 02/25/2019 Other Five-week, 6 credit, and 40-hour internship summer program on psychological and social foundations of health 5/19-6/21
Chicago Academic Medicine Program I Illinois 01/18/2019 Shadowing Group learning and team building, lectures and mentoring with UChicago faculty, shadowing, service, Pre-medical advising (including MCAT prep)
Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research Illinois 01/18/2019 Clinical Research Basic or clinical research, research paper, and presentation, weekly cluster groups to explore various topics, & advising
INSIGHT Summer Research Program Washington 01/15/2019 Clinical Research INSIGHT is an NIH funded, paid internship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. We offer a stipend, clinical shadowing, and research.
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
Undergraduate Clinical Research Program Pennsylvania 01/25/2019 Clinical Research The goal of the UCSP is to foster strong research interests and durable mentoring relationships for talented undergraduates in human clinical research
International Medical Aid International 05/1/2019 Shadowing International Medical Aid (IMA) offers transformative, life-changing opportunities for pre-medical and pre-health students.
Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Massachusetts 3/8/2019 Shadowing This week-long program shows you a wide variety of careers within veterinary medicine. Find out what attending veterinary school is really like!
Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health Tennessee 02/01/2019 Other Through this internship, we hope to further this mission and to foster the personal and professional development of future leaders in LGBTQ health.
Frontier Nursing University Courier Internship Program Kentucky 02/17/2019 Shadowing An eight week, rural and public health, service-learning program with a rich and adventuresome history.
Boston Leadership Institute Massachusetts Rolling Basic Science Research The Boston Leadership Institute is an award-winning summer STEM enrichment program for high-achieving teens.
The Zucker Pipeline Program at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell New York 04/01/2019 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.
Rowan SOM Summer PREP New Jersey 03/01/2019 Internship PREP is a 6-week residential program for NJ rising juniors and seniors. Provides exposure and preparation for a career in Osteopathic medicine.
UAB Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Alabama 02/15/2019 Translational Research UAB SIBS provides opportunities for students who have no local campus access to research or underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
Medical Spanish and Internship International 04/01/2019 Shadowing Enhance your communication skills with a Spanish for Healthcare course and medical observership in Mexico. 8 credits granted by Augsburg University.
CANR Summer Institute Delaware 03/01/2019 Basic Science Research Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Newark, DE. Perfect if you are pursuing a degree in agricultural, natural resources, or life sciences!
Baltimore Health Immersion Maryland 02/25/2019 Internship Five-week, 6 credit, and 40-hour internship summer program on psychological and social foundations of health.
Discover Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University Iowa 06/01/2019 Other Spend the day with program leaders, current students, and admissions staff as you explore the Podiatric Medicine program at Des Moines University.
UC Berkeley Opto-Camp California 05/17/2019 Other Learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist at this 5 day, in-residence program on the UC Berkeley Campus.
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (IDOC) at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Ohio 05/03/2019 Other An intensive 4-day program that introduces you to the profession of optometry. Meals, housing, and activities are included. Airfare covered up to $500.
CSPM Summer Immersion Program California 05/15/2019 Shadowing Learn what Podiatric Medicine and surgery is all about with the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University.

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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