Summer Undergraduate Research Internship


Join Us: June 1 – August 6, 2021

The Houston Methodist Institute Academic Institute offers an unparalleled 10-week summer student program that matches faculty members with medical students and college undergraduates as they focus on a single research project. Students also attend weekly didactic lectures given by mentors, invited speakers and other leaders.  The internship consists of three programs: the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (for undergraduate students interested in translational research), the Rosenberg Summer Surgical Fellowship (for undergraduate students interested in surgical shadowing), and the Summer Internship Program for High Schoolers (for high school students over the age of 16 interested in translational research). You are encouraged to review each program and its requirements before applying. 

Application Instructions & Internship Timeline

Application Instructions

The deadline for the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship, the High School Research Internship, and the Rosenberg Summer Surgical Fellowship has passed, and we are no longer taking applications at this time. The application for our 2022 programs will be released sometime in early December 2021. Please check back then for details.

Internship Housing

Our program does not offer any direct housing placements for interns. Accepted interns are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Check back in February for updates on housing options.

Application Questions

We are here to answer any of your questions. For any questions, please contact:

Thank you for your interest in our internship, and best of luck to you.


Caring Teens Volunteer Program for High School Students

The Caring Teens Volunteer Program is a volunteer opportunity for high school students to serve at Houston Methodist during the summer. A full description for the Caring Teen Volunteer Program, as well as their application, can be found at their site. Please note that the Caring Teens Volunteer Program is for non-research volunteers only.