Summer Undergraduate Research Internship


May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017

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 professional and career development, mentorship under faculty members, such as Ennio Tasciotti, PhD (pictured, center), and social and networking opportunities, including a welcome reception, a sporting event and a retreat at the end of the program during which students present their work. Some students even continue to work with their mentors at the conclusion of the internship, and in some cases get to see their projects conclude in co-authored publications.

Application Requirements

Please take note of our application requirements for the 2017 internship.

The application requirements are as follows:
  • Stated desire to do translational research. Details will be in the application.
  • Tha application is open to current undegraduate students, graduated seniors, or medical students who will be between their first and second year during the summer of 2017.
  • Competitive GPA
  • Completed STEM coursework
  • Only complete applications will be considered. The application will be available on December 1, 2016, and the deadline is January 16, 2017. Please see the "Application Instructions" section for details.

Stipend Information

The following stipend levels will be applied to accepted students based on their coursework completed as of May 2017. The specific amounts will be determined by mid-March 2017.

Education Level Completed* Stipend
Undergraduate - Year 1 Level 1
Undergraduate - Year 2 Level 2
Undergraduate - Year 3 Level 3
Graduated Senior/Medical Student Level 4
*You must have completed this level by May 17, 2017

Application Instructions

The deadline for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship has passed.  Please check back in December for the 2018 internship.


Debakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education & Training (DICET)

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education & Training is no longer accepting applications for summer positions.  Please check back early next year for updates. 

Caring Teens Volunteer Program for High School Students

The deadline for admission into the Caring Teens Volunteer Program for High School Students has passed.  Please check back early next year for updates.

For Additional Information
Nelson Hawkins, MS
Trainee Affairs Coordinator