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AAMC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

AAMC's ongoing list of undergraduate student research opportunities hosted by universities and medical institutions throughout the United States. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)

An annual event held each spring that allows undergraduates from 6 leading Chicago area universities - University of Chicago, Loyola University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Chicago - to present their research results in a professional setting.

  • Tracks: All
  • Location: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Start: April 2021

Chicago EYES on Cancer

Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer is a cancer research training program for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine. For two consecutive summers, participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the university. Rigorous research training is complemented with a cancer-based summer lecture series, year-round career development and skill-building workshops, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to participants’ success. The program culminates in a research symposium to showcase participants’ work across basic, translational, clinical, and population-based areas of cancer research. Chicago EYES on Cancer is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute in addition to generous donations. Programming is provided in part through a partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Visit the Chicago EYES website for additional information and application instructions. The application deadline is January 17th at 11:59pm CT. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

Chicago Street Medicine Board Positions

Chicago Street Medicine is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Founded in 2017, we provide medical care, food, and resources to our unsheltered neighbors. Chicago Street Medicine (CSM) is currently seeking applicants to join our board of directors. 

We are currently looking to fill several board positions. These 2-year volunteer positions will be active- no absentee board members! You do not need to be a healthcare worker, but you do have to be committed to helping your community. 

Applications are available at our website, and should be emailed to  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed after the 15th of each month. The application submission will be followed-up by an interview, and new directors will begin their terms following an onboarding period, no later than January 2022. Please reach out with any questions to

Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine (SOM) specializes in clinical and research undergraduate summer programs that provide an enhanced scientific and professional preparation for students aspiring toward a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. The listed programs provide discipline-specific training and opportunities for smaller-scale connections within the overall community.

All Programs can be accessed through the following link:

You can apply to many of these programs through the common application:

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Internship

Clinical Research Assistant Gap Year Position

Dr. Domb at The American Hip Institute runs a successful sports medicine practice in addition to an active research institute focusing on sports medicine and hip surgery. As a clinical research intern, you will be responsible for maintaining an extensive surgical database as well as assisting with the formulation and writing of research studies. This full-time position offers the opportunity to be an author on a number of peer-reviewed journal publications. In addition to research, you will have other responsibilities that are integral to the success of the practice. This position also offers excellent exposure to a successful clinical practice and the field of sports medicine through direct clinical experience and surgical shadowing opportunities. The job duration is 13 months, beginning in the summer of 2022 and includes a $10,000 stipend.  

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV to: 
Benjamin G. Domb, MD and Ajay C. Lall, MD, MS  at 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Location: The American Hip Institute; Chicago, IL 
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: Summer 2022

Clinical Research Coordinator – Boston Shoulder Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Position Type: Full-time, one-year appointment

Boston Shoulder Institute:
The mission of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the advancement of care for problems affecting the shoulder. This mission is based on advancement of knowledge through research, improvement of care through education of physicians, and clinical management of all problems affecting the shoulder. The Boston Shoulder Institute was formally organized in the spring of 1998. It is based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The goal of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to be the preeminent shoulder center in the world.

This full-time position is best suited for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The applicant should have a strong academic record; must be creative, self-driven, and reliable; and must be motivated to learn. A background in statistics is useful but not necessary. The position offers the opportunity for education and hands-on learning in the medical field.

Research assistants will work closely with Dr. Jon J.P. Warner, Dr. Bassem Elhassan, and Boston Shoulder Institute Fellows. A typical week may consist of 1-2 days in the OR, 1-2 days in clinic, and 1-2 days in the office. Surgical cases include total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, and tendon transfers.

In addition, the research assistants will help physicians both in the clinic and in the operating room. Research assistants experience the clinical, operative, and academic aspects of medicine. Past research assistants have all been integral parts of projects that ended with them being published authors in peer- reviewed orthopedics journals.

Furthermore, an aspect of the position may include working with Quality and Safety at MGH.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Physician Assistant, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: Early Summer 2022
  • Contact: To Apply:
    Please submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and letter of recommendation to Christine Kim ( and Amy Lu ( Please request your recommender email the letter directly to Christine Kim and Amy Lu.Questions about the job can be directed, via email, to the current research assistants Christine Kim ( and Amy Lu (

Clinical Research Coordinator positions at The MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health

Program Description:
The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. 

The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.
The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:
• Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians
• Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients
• Administering psychiatric assessments
• Phlebotomy and specimen preparation (a phlebotomy course is offered at MGH)
• Data collection and entry, and database management
• Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB
• Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines
• Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission

Work Environment:
Currently, our group is made up of five research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program coordinator, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. This is a full-time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a ½ hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space and all work is conducted on-site, permitting hospital instruction around COVID-19.

We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. The salary for this full-time position will start at $43,680 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start in May or early June of 2022 are preferred. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.
Note: Amidst ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, a hybrid work model is in place. Relocation to Boston is required for this position.

• Critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems
• Careful attention to details
• Time management and ability to prioritize
• Written and verbal communication skills
• Microsoft Office and general computer literacy
• Data management and analysis knowledge is advantageous though not required

Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Program Coordinator Bryn Rediger at

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: Ideally May-June 2022
  • Contact:

Columbia University Global Mental Health Programs Summer Internship

Since 2016, the Columbia University Global Mental Health Programs have hosted a competitive summer internship for rising senior undergraduates interested in the growing field of global mental health. Students participating in the summer internship program will be exposed to a wide range of didactic seminars and experiential learning opportunities and will be mentored by 1-3 departmental faculty focused on various global mental health initiatives. Additionally, students will gain exposure to networking within the healthcare research environment and develop the skills to apply an equity-informed lens into global mental health research and implementation. The summer internship runs for 8 weeks (typically beginning in June), with students working 4 days a week with the Columbia Global Mental Health Programs.

Visit the Columbia Global Mental Health Programs website for details and application instructions. The application for Summer 2022 is NOW OPEN and the deadline to apply is January 31, 2022, at 4pm CST.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track

Gap-Year Basic-Research Study Assistant Position in Feinberg Ophthalmology

This position is ideal for students considering a career as MD/PhD or PhD, who are interested in spending two gap years to gain more experience in wet lab and translational research. Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, is looking for a full-time research technologist.   Our lab is focused on studying diabetic retinopathy and ischemic retinal diseases. The position involves working at the bench, working with mouse models, surgical dissections, immunohistochemistry, transcriptomics research, statistical analysis and writing peer-reviewed manuscripts. Because we are prioritizing students who are interested in a 2-year commitment, there will be significant flexibility in the second year for interviews and travel. There will be opportunities for further academic involvement, presentations at national meetings and scholarly work if desired.

Qualifications: We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree at the start of employment. One year or more of basic lab research experience, paid or un-paid, is required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your CV. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Amani Fawzi ( For more information, please visit the Fawzi Lab website. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

Gap-Year Clinical Research Study Assistant Position in Feinberg Ophthalmology

This position is ideal for premedical students interested in spending two gap years to gain more experience in clinical research and having direct patient-related work in preparation for medical school. Dr. Fawzi’s lab at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, is looking for a full-time research technologist. Current research projects within the lab investigate 1) Retinal blood flow imaging 2) clinical research using retinal imaging datasets. The position involves recruiting patients from clinics, working on IRB submissions, using retinal imaging technology, analyzing the image datasets, statistical analysis and writing peer-reviewed manuscripts. The research study assistant is responsible for the execution of ongoing NIH-funded research projects under the guidance of the principal investigator, who is a physician-scientist specializing in retinal disease. Because we are prioritizing students who are interested in a 2-year commitment, there will be significant flexibility in the second year for interviews and travel. There will be ample opportunities for presentations at national meetings, further academic involvement and scholarly work, if desired.

Qualifications: We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree at the start of employment. One year or more of lab research experience, paid or un-paid, is required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your CV. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Amani Fawzi ( For more information please visit the Fawzi Lab website. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

Hands of Hope with Casa de Esperanza

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program, a gap year opportunity for pre-med/pre-health students.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. For a complete description, visit the Hands of Hope program website. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Public Health
  • Position Type: Paid Internship
  • Contact: Darean Talmade 

Internship: White House Initiative for American Indian and Alaskan Native Education

The White House Initiative for American Indian and Alaskan Native Education offers full-time and part-time internship opportunities in the Washington D.C. office during the spring, summer, and fall terms. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution, and authorized to work in the United States. Visit the initiative website for details.

If you are interested in applying, please send a one page statement that describes your interests and why you want to apply for the internship.  This statement, along with your resume and cover letter, should be sent to

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Internship

Masters in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program

MAMS is a 9-month master’s program involving rigorous graduate level course work in biology, medical school application advising, assistance in securing an externship in a hospital or clinic and a guaranteed admissions interview at Stritch School of Medicine (for those who qualify). 95% of MAMS alumni gain admission to a US medical school.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

MCAT Tutor Position

MedSchoolCoach, the nation’s leader in MCAT preparation, is actively seeking tutor candidates! We are looking for individuals who are bright, dynamic and engaging, preferably with teaching or tutoring experience (TA experience is great!). Candidates must have taken the MCAT within the past 3 years, and achieved a score of 130 or higher in at least two sections of the exam. Our pay is very competitive ($45.00 per hour, with opportunities for raises and bonuses) and scheduling is flexible. This is a fantastic job for students looking to earn some extra money while doing something rewarding and fun.

Medical Assistant - MD Aesthetics & Dermatology

MD Aesthetics & Dermatology in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago is looking for a Medical Assistant. This full time, hourly paid position is intended to be educational value for future physicians who are interested
in learning the practice medicine by directly assisting a Stanford University trained, board certified
dermatologist. This position is well suited for applicants taking multiple gap years and requires a two-year commitment. View the full position description for details and application instructions.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Location: Chicago
  • Position Type: Job

Medical Missionaries Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Global Health

Offers two recent college graduates planning on entering medical school the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Applications are accepted annually.

Medical Missionaries Volunteering

A non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization dedicated to providing health care to under-served communities worldwide regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental
  • Location: Various
  • Position Type: Volunteer
  • Start: Opportunities available on an ongoing basis
  • Contact:, (703)335-1800

Medical Student Pride Alliance Internship

Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA) is seeking a pre-med intern to help continue work on the LGBTQ+ Equity Report Card. This project aims to assess equity and inclusion of LGBTQ+ students at various medical schools. This role will involve data collection, data analysis, and creating a summary report and requires a minimum commitment of 1 year. The ideal candidate is passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation in medicine and is comfortable working with remote teams. Please fill out the National Leadership Team Application if interested.

Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal (NURJ)

Northwestern research journal is dedicated to the publication of original undergraduate research in all disciplines, including the sciences and social sciences.

  • Tracks: All
  • Start: Taking submissions on an ongoing basis

Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT)

The Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT), directed by Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation, provides health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels in order to prepare and enhance the next generation of scientists committed to research for improving minority health and reducing health disparities.

Trainees can focus their research and skill development in any aspect of interest that advances health equity, including but not limited to basic, translational, clinical, and population science. Research theme areas can include women’s health, cancer, health care quality and patient-centered outcomes (PCOR), chronic diseases, global health, mental health, etc.

This full-time training program is available for the following trainee levels:

  • Undergraduate (Juniors and seniors working towards a bachelor's degree)
  • Post-baccalaureate (individuals with a bachelor’s degree; can include people with or working toward a master's degree)
  • Predoctoral Scholars
  • Postdoctoral Scholars
Visit the NU-MHRT website to learn more about program eligibility, duration, anticipated deliverables, monthly stipends, exclusions, and application requirements for each of these trainee levels. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Start: Applications are accepted annually.
  • Contact: Samantha Alonis: 

PCC Community Wellness Gap Year Program

PCC Community Wellness is recruiting for our 2022-2023 Gap Year program. PCC is a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers on the West Side of Chicago, serving medically underserved patients in low-resourced communities. PCC Community Wellness’ Gap Year program is a cohort of individuals who are interested in pursuing medical school, PA school, nursing, etc. but would like to work within the healthcare field for a year (or two) to expand their horizons and gain experience serving underserved populations. Our goal is to provide an enriching program with physician mentors, RN managers, intra-cohort support, and applied professional experience while bringing eager minds into our organization to learn from our staff and help push to create change. Gap Years at PCC facilitate access to important primary care and substance use treatment with our team of physicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, social workers, and care coordinators.


There are several positions available as a Perinatal Child Health Care Coordinator, a Chemical Dependency/Emergency Department Care Coordinator, or a Healthcare Systems Navigator. Specific information about these teams can be found below. The preferred start date for this position is late Spring 2022 (May-June); exceptions will be made for academic calendar reasons. Pay for these positions starts at $16.25 per hour, 40 hours a week, and is a mix of virtual and in-person work. Interested applicants should please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references (the name, relation, and contact information of references only, letters of recommendation not needed) to by February 1st. It is strongly preferred that applicants plan for a 13-month commitment, so they may train their replacement at the end of the academic year. 


  • Ability to display excellent customer service during in-person and telephone contact
  • Ability to support a diverse patient population with unique needs
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a team
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required
  • Personal transportation is helpful but not required
  • Experience with MS Office applications Excel and Word 

Gap Year Perinatal Child Health Care Coordinator:

As a Perinatal Child Health Care Coordinator, gap year students will work to support PCC’s pregnant, postpartum, and newborn patients. As PCC primarily serves uninsured and Medicaid patients, the Perinatal Child Health Care Coordinators will focus on making health care more accessible for these communities. 

The responsibilities include:

  • Rounding post-delivery patients at the hospital to assist in the discharge of postpartum patients and their newborns
  • Coordinating care and scheduling appointments for pregnant patients 
  • Creating a list of pregnant patients each month for case management, where providers develop specialized care plans for high and moderate risk pregnancies
  • Counseling patients on contraceptive options and reproductive life planning with an emphasis on supporting patients’ reproductive autonomy
  • Managing the application process of and distribution of the specialty medication Synagis, a lifesaving injection that protects newborns with cardiovascular and respiratory problems from Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Working with the referrals department to seek authorization for ultrasound orders and understanding insurance policies for maternal and fetal medicine referrals
  •  Updating patient records with information pertaining to maternal and pediatric patients’ health 

Gap Year Chemical Dependency/Emergency Department Care Coordinator:

As the Chemical Dependency/Emergency Department Care Coordinator, the gap year student will work on the hospital floors and in the Emergency Department of West Suburban Medical Center (WSMC) to connect patients struggling with substance use disorder and lack of primary care to PCC services. 

The responsibilities include:

  • Daily rounding of PCC patients and substance use patients admitted under the Family
  • Medicine Services, the Addiction Medicine Consult Service, and the Emergency Department of WSMC to ensure that patients have follow-up post-discharge
  • Educating patients in the Emergency Department about access to healthcare options including establishing primary care and PCC’s Walk-in Clinic
  • Outreaching patients who were unable to attend their follow up appointments and assisting them in rescheduling
  • Updating patient records with information pertaining to recent hospitalizations and Emergency Department visits
  • Using Motivational Interviewing to encourage patients as they engage with substance use treatment 
  • Investigating new resources and connecting patients to these resources to alleviate their barriers to care 
  • Coordinating care, reviewing insurance redetermination dates, and scheduling appointments for Chemical Dependency Clinic patients
  •  Participation as an active member of the Chemical Dependency Clinic team, contributing
  •  insight on how to better serve our patients and building collaborative relationships with the medical providers and patients

Healthcare Systems Navigator (Hybrid):

As a healthcare systems navigator, gap year students will partner with PCC’s providers to ensure patients are able to complete outpatient plans of care. America’s healthcare systems are notoriously complicated, and this care coordinator becomes an expert liaison between insurance companies, specialty care facilities, and PCPs to support patients in seeking care. Whether a patient needs a specialist referral, imaging referral, or durable medical equipment, these care coordinators become experts in reviewing patients’ medical records & problem solving to ensure insurance approves referrals, specialty facilities accept the referral, and patients know how to schedule the care they need. These coordinators will focus on obtaining insurance authorization, advising and collaborating with primary care providers, and calling and educating patients on their specialized care needs.

The responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing patient EMR for provider plan of care & past patient specialty care.
  • Compiling relevant patient medical history to submit to patients’ health insurance plan in order to secure prior authorization for care. Gaining expertise to advise providers when modifications are needed.
  • Communicating with insurance companies by phone and by online portal to obtain authorization necessary for patients to receive the healthcare they need at minimal/no cost. 
  • Communicating with doctors, nurses, and midwives to understand each referral and what authorization is needed.
  • Calling patients to educate them on the steps they must take to schedule their specialtycare appointments.
  • Calling and researching local care facilities, to help patients better navigate the system.
  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: May-June 2022

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

The IRTA program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the NIH. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

  • Tracks: All
  • Location: Various U.S. cities
  • Start: No fixed start date

Research Assistants and Clinical Research Assistants Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York

Research Assistant positions will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) starting the summer of 2022. Tisch MSRCNY is an independent research center in New York City under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD. The mission of Tisch MSRCNY is to find the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis through a multidisciplinary approach incorporating the fields of immunology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, neuroscience, and clinical translational research. The Tisch MSRCNY is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

Open positions include (1) Laboratory Research Assistant and (2) Clinical Research Assistant. Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students who have recently completed their undergraduate education and seek a rewarding experience in a biomedical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Research Assistants work under the direct supervision of a principal investigator.

All research positions are full-time and in-person, not remote. Tisch MSRCNY follows strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all staff. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV (must include your GPA), and the names of three references to Please specify “Research Assistant Application” in the e-mail.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Location: New York City
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: Summer 2022
  • Contact:

Scribe America Part-time & Full-time Positions

The central role of the Medical Scribe is to relieve the physician of clerical or secretarial duties; thus, allowing the physician to focus more directly on clinical care. The scribe observes the physician during patient encounters and performs documentation on the physician’s behalf. Under the direction of the physician, they enter information into the patient’s electronic or written chart. At the physician’s request, the scribe must be able to locate past medical records, prior lab/radiology results, or past visit histories for the physician to review. Additionally, within the EMR itself the scribe needs the ability to enter data into the chart on the physician’s behalf. All scribe-entered data is reviewed and authenticated by the physician. 

-Must have a high school diploma or GED. Experience in the medical field is preferred
-Computer and typing skills are required 
-Familiarity with medical knowledge preferred 
-A responsible and mature individual with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Position type: Entry-level. Part-Time, typically 2-3 shifts per week. Full-time, 4-5 shifts per week. Average shift is between 8-12 hours. Hours will vary depending on location and specialty.
Visit the ScribeAmerica website to view open positions in your area. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Position Type: Job
  • Start: No fixed start date

Somos Hermanos Gap Year Programs

Somos Hermanos programs are designed to equip participants with the language skills and cultural competency they need to provide high quality professional services to Latinos. Students are not required to have previous Spanish language experience before participating. The 5-month program is broken into three phases that entail a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community based volunteering and cultural activities. The program is open to anyone post undergraduate degree in the U.S. or Canada entering the health care profession (i.e. medical, nursing, therapist, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, public health, etc), entering the legal profession, social services, or education professions. For more information view the Somos Hermanos website. Applications are accepted annually. 

  • Tracks: All
  • Location: Guatemala & Mexico

Summer Public Health & International Development Internship

Uganda Village Project (UVP) is an international public health organization that works to promote public health and sustainable development in Uganda’s Iganga District. Interns live and work in a rural village with diverse teams to gain experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns’ focus areas may include water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health. 

Internship Program Dates

15 June 2022 – 14 August 2022 (Team Leaders start 12 June)

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted until February 1st at 11:59 pm ET and thereafter on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. In order to apply, please access the application here.

  • Tracks: Pre-Public Health
  • Location: Uganda
  • Position Type: Internship
  • Start: June 15th
  • Contact: Email us: / Twitter: @uvp / Instagram @ugandavillageproject

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) is pleased to offer a 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) starting May 31, 2022 and ending the second week of August.

Program dates are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application closes Sunday, January 30, 2022.  To apply, visit our website at

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Internship

THANC Foundation Research Associate Position

The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization located in New York City. THANC is committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.  

Research Associates collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates play key roles in the development of an educational website for patients and their families, and share the experiences of cancer patients through the 30 Stories in 30 Days awareness campaign. They also help coordinate and oversee a weekly virtual journal club, which features international leaders in thyroid cancer research, and will aid in the development of a comprehensive thyroid cancer care resource for physicians and trainees worldwide. 

This is a full-time position with a required one-year commitment. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants must have completed the MCAT before their start date. Visit the THANC Foundation website to view the full description and application instructions. The application deadline is February 1st. 

The Northwestern Network Mentorship Program

The Northwestern Network Mentorship Program, managed by the Northwestern Alumni Association, matches Northwestern alumni with current undergraduates and other alumni to form mentoring relationships. Among the Northwestern alumni registered in the network are medical doctors and other healthcare professionals, and many of them are willing to have a mentee shadow them in their workplace. Sign-up is available year-round. 

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

Visit the SHPEP website for eligibility requirements and application instructions. The application deadline is February 5th at 10:59 (Central Time). 

  • Tracks: All

Training Program: Environmental Health Science (EHS) Research

Up on EHS is an environmental health research training program for college students interested in careers in the environmental health sciences (EHS). For two consecutive summers, trainees work full time in the laboratories of established EHS researchers, including Chicago Center for Health and the Environment (CACHET) members, at the University of Chicago or the University of Illinois at Chicago. Rigorous research training is complemented with an EHS-based summer lecture series, year-round career development and skill-building workshops, CACHET seminars and workshops, and a network of faculty mentors dedicated to trainees’ success.

The program culminates in a research symposium to showcase trainees’ work across air, soil and water pollution, climate change, biomarkers of exposure, molecular processes of toxicity, environmental justice, community environmental health, community engagement, and other human health aspects of environmental exposure.

Participants receive a taxable stipend of $3,500 per year ($1,000 during the school year and $2,500 during the summer). UChicago’s Up on EHS is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The NIEHS Undergraduate Research Education Program (UP) in the Environmental Health Sciences (R25) is a key activity in the implementation of the NIEHS Strategic Plan designed to enhance the diversity of scientists engaged in NIH-funded environmental health science research.

Eligible applicants must:
• Be a college student beginning their junior year during the Fall 2022 semester/quarter;
• Be a United States citizen or permanent resident;
• Have a strong interest in a career in the environmental sciences, environmental health, or population research;
• Have a strong academic record, particularly in math and science;
• Be able to commit to the full two-year program, including 8-week research experiences (40 hours/week) for two consecutive summers and monthly enrichment activities during the academic year (Please note that students are responsible for their own housing during their summer research experiences, however the cost of public transportation to and from campus will be covered).

Any individual with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the full participation of underrepresented groups in EHS is encouraged to apply. In order to enhance diversity, priority is given to applicants from groups underrepresented in the environmental health, biomedical, and behavioral sciences. This includes those from underrepresented groups, such as:

Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis;
• Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
• Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Admission to Up on EHS is highly competitive. Approximately five new students are selected each year based on their stated interest in the program, academic record and third-party recommendations. To apply:
• Submit the online application form by 5:00 PM CT on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The online application form is accessible here: 
• Arrange for two individuals (at least one teacher/professor) to complete the online applicant recommendation form by 5:00 PM CT on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Recommenders can access the online recommendation form here: 
Conflict of Interest Policy: Applicant selection is managed by the program leadership team. Immediate family members of the leadership team, CACHET faculty member, or the Up on EHS Advisory Committee are ineligible for the program. All applications will be subject to the conflict of interest policy.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Public Health, Pre-Veterinary, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Position Type: Paid Internship
  • Contact: Andy Craver at or (773) 702-9644.

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program 2022

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program at Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College is designed to give 25 premedical students meaningful insights into the field of medicine, with a focus on conditions that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved populations. By engaging in laboratory or clinical research, under the supervision of a faculty member, the TSRF participants learns how to investigate a specific research question. Participants are thereby provided with a research training experience allowing them to acquire investigative techniques that can be later applied as they pursue their medical education.

The didactic curriculum has several themes. There is content delivery around common public health issues including healthcare for the under and uninsured; healthcare disparities; research basics; a financial aid presentation and practical advice from medical students on the medical school application process and preparing for the MCAT. Please note that the Summer 2022 program may be held virtually. View the program website for details and application instructions. Applications are due February 1, 2022. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

UMICH Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10-week summer undergraduate research fellowship to support undergraduate students interested in basic cardiovascular research in the summer of 2022. The program is expected to start the Tuesday after Memorial Day and end August 9, 2022. There is a field on the application that asks applicants for their preferred start date if they cannot start on May 31stExact program dates are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each fellow will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory led by a FCVC faculty member. Fellows will be paid via bi-weekly paychecks at a rate of $15/hour for ten weeks of full-time work. The program includes scientific seminars, social events, and a two-day research symposium where fellows present their research to their peers and FCVC faculty and staff. The application deadline is January 30, 2022. Visit the program website for details and application instructions. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) aims to assist students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds with gaining admission to dental school, and encourages participants to become practicing dentists in medically underserved areas. 

SEP is a  9-week (4 weeks self-pace and 5 week in-person) structured program that offers free housing and DAT Preparation, and a stipend to cover sustenance and travel expenses. Various educational and professional development experiences will be afforded to participants, including financial aid information, admissions counseling, dental school application assistance, academic success and professional development sessions, and cultural competency training. 

The application deadlien is February 15, 2022. Visit the SEP website for details and application instructions.

  • Tracks: Pre-Dental

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Summer Program (Michigan FPHLP)

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) at the School of Public Health is currently accepting applications for Summer 2022 until January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Michigan FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program (with a monetary stipend) for underrepresented college students and recent grads who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required. We are thrilled to receive applications from students in all majors!

  • Tracks: Pre-Public Health, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Position Type: Paid Internship

Virtual Mentor Opportunity with StudentSphere

StudentSphere is a free, virtual mentorship program that pairs K-12 students with college students to assist with homework, tutoring, learning new skills, while also allowing mentees to socialize with their mentors. The aim of this organization is to help alleviate the stress many caregivers and younger students might be experiencing due to the pandemic. We are currently seeking volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please visit

For further questions, please contact

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities at AMITA Health

Volunteers at AMITA Alexian Brothers are active in the customer service areas, provide exceptional office and clerical support, assist on nursing floors and outpatient care departments and participate in the weekly sewing workshop where a group assembles to create hats, blankets and stuffed animals for the women, infant, and Emergency Room units. People join the volunteer staff because they enjoy caring for and helping others, are interested in health care or are looking for ways to give back to the community.

Volunteers must be able and willing to dedicate four hours of service for one day each week for an initial minimum of 100 hours over the duration of six continuous months.

  • Daily shifts are typically: 8 am–12 pm, 12 pm–4 pm or 4 pm–8 pm (times may vary depending on department’s needs)
  • Must accrue a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time before being eligible to request written proof of volunteering for any reason, including but not limited to court ordered service and school program requirements
Visit the AMITA Health website to view the full description and application instructions. 
  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Volunteer

Volunteer Tutor Opportunity with STEMPod

Observing the challenge that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our education system, STEMPod is a non-profit organization founded by Northwestern alumni aiming to promote STEM education in underserved communities. We are looking for volunteer tutors in any high school math, biology, chemistry, or physics courses. Expected commitment is 2+ hours per week for more than 6 months. The ideal volunteer is responsible, reliable, and patient. More information can be found at If interested, please fill out the application. Applications are accepted year-round.

  • Tracks: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Other Pre-Health Track
  • Location: Virtual
  • Position Type: Volunteer
  • Contact: Lydia Pui: 

Volunteer with Caped Clinicians

Caped Clinicians is a start-up publication transforming the way science is communicated and breaking down some of the barriers that prevent people from understanding scientific discovery and ongoing research. We believe that everyone, regardless of their educational background, should be able to appreciate new technology and findings. Who we're looking for:  

  • Researchers: gather exciting new research and summarise it into main beats; suggest interesting research scientists for our speaker series; convert complex topics into easy-to-understand ideas for a range of different age groups
  • Illustrators: convert science research into engaging & entertaining illustrations and comics

If you are interested in joining the Caped Clinicians team, please fill out the Google Form. 

  • Tracks: All
  • Position Type: Volunteer

World Pre-Health Conference (WPC)

The World Pre-Health Conference at Harvard University is an educational conference for pre-health students at universities across the world that takes place in March of each year. According to guidance from public health authorities and Harvard University, the 2022 World Pre-Health Conference will be held in a virtual format. The WPC Board has made this decision due to a number of factors, including prioritizing the safety and accessibility of our conference given the rapid spread of Omicron. Notably, given these circumstances the application for the conference will be free


Our WPC 2021 speakers included Program Director of the Autoimmune Center of Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Director of the Harvard immunology PhD and Master in Medical Sciences programs Shiv Pillai, William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor and Chair of Neurologic Surgery Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, and Chief Policy Officer and Counsel for the Black Women’s Health Imperative Tammy Boyd. Last year’s conference was attended by more than 800 students from more than 150 schools across more than 30 countries and we would love for your students to apply to attend this year’s conference. 


Our events for this year include a medical case study competition, where students can attempt to identify diseases based on symptoms, as well as a surgical skills workshop in which attendees will learn knot-tying methods using commonplace items. In addition, attendees are able to apply to be matched with a mentor in the medical field. When filling out the application, students can apply to the Student Mentoring Program (SMP) which will match them with physician mentors based on factors like shared interests. 

Yale Research Fellowships 2022

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  Anticipated start date is July 2022.

Completed applications including cover page, CV, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal statements are due no later than January 15, 2022. Visit the Yale School of Medicine website for additional information and application instructions. 

  • Tracks: Pre-Med