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Medical Student Summer Internship Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
Van Andel Research Institute offers a summer research internship program designed to provide medical students (typically between their first and second year) the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor on a project exploring the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of human disease. The goal of this program is to introduce medical students to the concepts and practice of design, implementation, interpretation and presentation of basic biomedical research.

We expect to support two internships, depending on the needs of the Institute’s faculty. This program is competitive, based on grades, recommendations, previous experience and a personal meeting or phone interview. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the internship, so participation in this program is not compatible with working at another job.

The internship will be a six to nine-week research experience based on the time availability of the applicant.

Medical students must currently be enrolled and in good standing their current year of medical school.

International students are eligible to apply if they meet the requirements for the program and are legally permitted to work and earn income in the United States. The Institute will not sponsor visas for summer-only employment.

Physical Demands

Assignments may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemicals, hazardous or radioactive materials, or may be in areas where such materials are used. Adherence to safety policies and procedures along with proper storage and disposal methods are required.

Salary

The Medical Student Summer Research Internship Program will be limited to a 40 hour work week with pay at $14/hr.

Summer Holidays

Student Interns are not eligible for holiday pay on the following days VAI officially closes for business:

•Memorial Day

•Independence Day

Housing

Local area colleges/universities may have student housing available. Students are responsible for their own travel, housing, room and board.
upcoming deadlineaccepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/1/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Van Andel Research Institute (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience

Keywords:
Aging, Chronic Disease & Health
Behavioral Neuroscience
Bioinformatics
Cancer
Developmental Biology
Epigenetics
Neurobiology

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Page last updated 11/19/2017
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