Undergraduate Summer Internship

June 1, 2015-August 7, 2015

The best way to lure the brightest young minds to a career in biomedical research is to give them the opportunity to work in the laboratories of some of the nation’s top scientists. Houston Methodist offers a 10-week summer student program for college undergraduates and medical students. The program matches students with faculty mentors in laboratories and focuses on a single research project. During this time, students attend required weekly didactic lectures given by the mentors and invited speakers.

The program also provides numerous opportunities for social interaction and networking, including a welcome reception, a sporting event and a retreat at the end of the program during which students present their work. A $5,000 stipend is provided to cover living expenses while enrolled in the program.

Some students continue working with their mentors after the end of the program to see the project to completion and co-author a resulting publication. Students may also return for additional summer internships or find other research opportunities through the program.

View a video  of faculty and staff at Houston Methodist talking about their experiences with the summer internship program.

Application Instructions  
Applications  are available online at the end of December. All students must be able to commit to the full 10-week program — no exceptions. 

Contact us at tmhrisumstudent@houstonmethodist.org for additional information about the program.

High School Volunteer Program
The summer internship is only available to undergraduate students. However, Houston Methodist has a few very competitive high school volunteer positions available at the Research Institute. Students will be able to participate in research projects in their particular area of interest in medicine or other special projects, such as setting up labs or making models. 

For Additional Information
Amy Wright, MBA