The National Institutes for Health

For students who are underrespresented minorities only:

Research Supplements — Faculty with NIH grants use these funds to hire undergraduate researchers. The site allows students to search for faculty by discipline, as well as providing the information needed for faculty with NIH grants to sign up. 

SUPERS@Penn

Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists

The 2021 SUPERS program will begin June 7th 2021 and end August 13th 2021.

Summer Undergraduate Internships in Clinical and Translational Science

The Translational Research Internship Program at the University of Pennsylvania provides mentored research experiences in clinical and translational sciences to undergraduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Franklin & Marshall College, Haverford College, Lincoln University, Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Puerto Rico. Internships are sponsored by the NIH Clinical and Translational Sciences Award and are 10 weeks in duration, starting May 26, 2020 and ending August 4, 2020. The program provides on-campus housing and a stipend of $3,900.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the program can be directed to Carsten Starke at cskarke@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Short Term Educational Experiences for Research (STEER)

Interest in environmental health and the need for increased research in this field has steadily grown during the past decade. To address this need, the University of Pennsylvania has received an NIEHS award for summer internships for selected undergraduate students (the Short Term Educational Experiences for Research or STEER grant, formally known as the Penn Undergraduate Environmental Health Scholars Program).

Penn Program for Public Service Internship Program

The Penn Program for Public Service Internship Program is a 12-week multifaceted summer program that immerses undergraduates in the West Philadelphia-Penn community. Site placements include Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and K-8 Summer Programs among others. At the core of the internship is an action-oriented, Academically Based Community Service seminar led by the director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Dr. Ira Harkavy.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Faustine Sun, Academically Based Community Service Coordinator, abcscoordinator@sas.upenn.edu

Penn Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP)

Penn’s Global Research Internship Program (GRIP) is a campus-wide partnership that offers summer internships for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students through a number of exciting internship opportunities. Information and application are available here.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program supports undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse research.  Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the United States.  Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer.  The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses,

Monell’s Science Apprenticeship Program

The Monell Center is the world’s only scientific research institute dedicated to conducting basic research on taste, smell, and nutritional sciences. Located within Philadelphia’s University City, the Monell Center sponsors a Science Apprenticeship Program to introduce local high school and college students to scientific research. The program welcomes all student applicants and has a particular interest in training individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

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