Summer Internship Program in the Biologic/Medical Sciences
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute’s Summer Internship Program has a primary focus on diabetes mellitus, but interns learn about and are involved in a wide variety of research and medically oriented activities. Providing insight into both clinical and academic medicine as well as medical research, this internship program offers a comprehensive learning experience for upper-class undergraduate students or recent college graduates interested in a biological science or medical career.
Interns spend six to eight weeks (the dates of the program vary from year to year) at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. Interns (1) shadow research institute and community physicians practicing in various fields of medicine up to four days per week (2) work on an assigned project contributing to the research or community outreach goals of the institute, (3) attend research program presentations by staff and visiting scientists, and (4) learn to critically review pertinent literature. There are weekly education sessions on diabetes mellitus, its treatment and complications, the physiology of the pancreas and various organ systems affected by diabetes. Interns receive instruction in many aspects of clinical research including writing, analyzing, and presenting their research results.
Students with an interest or goal of a career in medicine or the biologic sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have completed at least two years of college, preferably in a biomedical or pre-medical major. The ability to speak Spanish is helpful, but not required. We attempt to assist with housing but final responsibility for housing and travel expenses rests with the intern. The post-mark or electronic-receipt deadline for submission of an application, including letters of recommendation, is April 1st.
Click here for an application. (Open with Adobe Acrobat)
UC Davis graduate – “my experience as a summer intern was invaluable. My knowledge in diabetes research, care and treatment expanded in leaps and bounds”
Stanford sophomore – “my internship allowed me to learn from some of the top scientists in the field of diabetes research”