Area high school and college students interested in learning more about medicine and scientific research are invited to apply for a month-long biomedical science internship program this summer at UT Health Northeast, officials announced Wednesday.
The internship is June 5 through 30, and is open to any student who is 16 years or older by May and has completed at least two years of high school. The program is also open to undergraduate college students. Applicants should have good academic standing and be interested in biomedical science-related careers.
“This is a very hands on program for young people that gives them up close and personal exposure to medicine and science,” said Dr. Steven Idell, senior vice president for research, UT Health Northeast.
“If a student has an interest in healthcare, the internship allows them to work alongside leaders in the industry. The program also helps students identify specific career opportunities.”
Three days each week, interns work on biomedical research projects in labs next to experienced scientists whose research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and organizations such as the American Heart Association. The other two days, they shadow physicians to learn what working in a medical setting is like.
The number of internships is limited. Students will be accepted based on their application merits, two letters of recommendation from teachers in the sciences, a statement from the student about why they want to participant, and a transcript of their high school grades, and if applicable, college grades.
The program fee is $250, due by June 5, and is nonrefundable. Some scholarships are available based on financial need. Each applicant must pass a screening process.
For more information about enrolling, visit www.uthealth.org/internship to apply.