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University of Pennsylvania - Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

Details

Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Deadline: Early February

Eligibility

The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited, four-year college for the fall semester after the program ends. We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges.

Description

The University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) provides an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences. The program has been in existence since 1993. Approximately 30 college students from across the US participate each year; most are rising juniors and seniors, but occasionally we admit a rising sophomore. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, receive career counseling from program faculty and administrators, and attend The Leadership Alliance National Symposium. The program seeks to encourage and prepare talented students to pursue careers in scholarly research.

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to provide an immersive research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend research seminars on current topics, and give scientific presentations to their peers and mentors.  Interns also receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety and presentation skills. Additionally, interns are invited to attend career counseling sessions in which faculty and program administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.