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The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students is an internship program that selects the best minority students for fully-paid international research internships.  Selected students are matched with an international mentor and conduct research in any of various topics. Research projects can include many different disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, cell biology, community-based research or biostatistics.  The International Exchange Program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity.

Who can apply:  Students must be minorities underrepresented in science and medicine.   Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students and recent graduates (people who graduated no more than 18 months prior to participating in the program.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.


All paid travel expenses to attend Orientation Week in New York City (first week of June)

All expenses paid to and from host country for 10-12 weeks (June to August).  Participating research institutions are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa or Spain.

Emergency health coverage during their international travel

Monthly stipend of between $1,000 – $1,900, depending on level of training

How to Apply:  For instructions on how to apply, click on the link below or follow the instructions in the enclosed attachment.  Deadline is January 31, 2014.

Questions should be directed to


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Internship Application Form


In order to be considered for an internship, you must follow the instructions listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.



Other Application Information

Applicants must be:

§  Underrepresented minorities in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:

                 African Americans, Hispanic/ Latinos, Native   

                 Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and

                  Pacific Islanders and rural Appalachians.

§  US citizens, non-citizen nationals or  permanent residents

§  Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, or other Master’s level programs and Doctoral programs. A recent graduate is one who obtained their degree no earlier than May of last year

§  This program is for students interested in health sciences. Students in other fields will be considered if they are willing to apply their skills to the health sciences. For example, a math major may apply to participate in epidemiological or biostatistical research

§  Interns must commit 10-12 full weeks to the program (June through August).

§  Available for and willing to write research report

§  Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in current institution

§  Finalist should be available for phone/ Skype interview

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 31st 2014. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



Please e-mail the completed application form, resume and statements to the email address provided below.  Include your NAME  and education level in the e-mail’s subject line. Use this email address for any questions you may have. No telephone calls please.


Letters of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email, mail or fax. Emailed letters can be sent as MS Word documents, jpeg or PDF files to the email address provided above.


School transcripts (from all schools attended) must be submitted via mail on a sealed envelope. Please use this address for sending letters of recommendation and school transcripts via mail:



Dr. Luz Claudio

International Exchange Program for Minority Students

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Gustave Levy Place–BOX 1057

New York, NY 10029

Fax 212 996 0407


Application Checklist

Completed Application Form

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate AND Graduate Transcripts if applicable

Personal Statement (1 page maximum): How will the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students  

     enhance your career? How will you be able to contribute to global health after completing the program? Include a description

     of your current research interests and professional goals after completion of the program.

Statement of Past Research Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of past research experience,

     including, the subject of the research project, dates conducted and your role and duties 

Statement of Past Travel Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of your past travel experience,

     including place/s traveled, the nature of the visit/s, dates and what you learned   

Two professional letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work. Letters must be signed and on letterhead.

     Please inform your letter writer that the Program may contact  him/her via email or telephone

Every page of your application including your essays must have your name noted on top, ie: APPLICANT NAME (Last, First, Middle): 


Important Notice

January 31st, 2014 Application Deadline.  ALL materials must be received by this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

March 29th, 2014- Email notification of finalists will be sent on or before this date

Ø  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application (Please note checklist above).

Ø  Do not contact project mentors unless you are instructed to do so by the program coordinator, failure to comply will lead to APPLICATION TERMINATION.

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Internship Application Form





Date of Birth:

Current Address

Permanent Address











Cell Number:                                          Preferred for Interview             

Home Number:                                              Preferred for Interview             

Email Address:(Must be independent of institutional affiliation, ie: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail)                                                                                                                                                                  

Alternate Email: (School  or institution affiliation)                                                                            


BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Please make sure to complete)

GENDER:  (Please check One)



ETHNICITY: (Please check One)

African American

Hispanic American

Native American

Alaskan Native

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rural Appalachian

Place of Birth:                                                                                                                                                               

Are you an US Citizen: 



If not, please note we may request a copy of your Resident Alien card if you are selected as a program participant                                                                                                                   




School Attended

Academic Level (Education Year) or Degree

Date Awarded

Area of Study




















Native Language:                                                                                                                                                                      

Proficiency (Indicate Poor, Fair, Good, Fluent)

Other Languages














Country Visited

















PLEASE LIST YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS (Examples: PCR, Statistical Programs, Scientific Writing, Microscopy, Clinical Training, etc.)






Conference, Date and Location

Title of Work Presented (Specify if Poster or Oral Presentation)









Title of Course Taught







































Institution/ Organization

Position and Description of Work
















I understand that this application for the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students plus the supporting documents I provide will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, Prospective Mentors and Program Director.  I certify that I personally completed this application and the information is accurate.  I also understand that if I intentionally have provided false information, my candidacy or enrollment in the program will be terminated or revoked.


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University of Washington Environmental Health Summer Research Program
Dates: June 23rd – August 22nd  2014 in Seattle, WA
Stipend: $5,200
Application Deadline: February 14th 2014

Summer research pic

The UW Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded, nine-week summer experience for undergraduates from any 2 or 4 year college or university with an interest in environmental health sciences. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive applicants for graduate study.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200.

One of the goals of this program is to increase and diversify the pool of future applicants for graduate study in this field, leading to more outstanding scientists selecting Environmental Health Sciences as a career focus.  We strongly encourage students who are underrepresented in the sciences to apply.

To learn more about the program and the application process, please visit our website:

CLP flyer 2014

Are you a UW student interested in helping public school students succeed?  Getting real world experience to deepen your learning and advance your academic and career goals?  Completing classroom hours for the Education, Learning and Society Minor or for application to a Masters in Teaching program?  Improving your research, writing, and collaborative learning and presentation skills?  Are you looking for an opportunity (in the words of Paul Farmer) to “use what you learn to transform yourself and your community”?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Community Literacy Program may be just what you’re looking for.

Community Literacy Program (CLP) links English 298A with English 491C (Internship), combining an on-campus seminar with volunteer work in a partner public school. A program flyer is attached and you’ll find more information below and at  There are no prerequisites for either English 298A or English 491C.  Students at all levels of their UW work and from all majors are welcome, and the CLP director often continues working with CLP students in future quarters on independent studies and leadership opportunities.

*Contact the CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill with questions and for add codes at*

In English 298A students meet twice weekly on campus (MW 11:30-1:20) in a seminar focused on learning effective teaching and tutoring methods, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for public education, supporting K-12 students in developing their skill and confidence as writers, and using writing and presentation to inquire into, develop and communicate your thinking about these issues.  English 298 is an Interdisciplinary Writing Course which may be used toward either the “C” (composition) or the “W” (additional writing) requirement. Students may take up to three IWP courses, so you can register for Community Literacy Program even if you’ve previously taken other IWP or “Composition” courses at UW.

In English 491C (Internship; C/NC), you will put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (4 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at a CLP partner public school. Community Literacy Program partners are “high needs” K-12 programs that work closely with the CLP director to create a strong learning community for everyone involved.

For add codes and with questions: contact CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill,




Here are comments from a few recent Community Literacy Programs students and public school partners:

“I’m writing from my first teaching job to thank you for introducing me to many foundational concepts and ideas in education, for sparking my passion for teaching, and for providing me with many practical lesson ideas as well.” — CLP student

“The combination of classroom experience and a wide variety of reflections really pulled everything together and made it feel extremely meaningful. It made me fully aware of what and how I was learning, and the effect it was having on my work in the partner school classrooms.” — CLP student

“The Community Literacy students are full members of our school community by the second week of the quarter…. It is a pleasure to see how insightful they are, and how dedicated to the educational process they become. Elizabeth is caring and candid in working with her students and with me throughout each quarter so that we can collaborate on solving problems. Normal situational challenges become tools for learning for her students, as well as ours.  The benefits to our students are enormous.  Our faculty has come to depend on the Community Literacy students as true partners in teaching.” — CLP partner school Principal

“Since coming to the U.S., I have been afraid of taking English class because English is not my first language.  With this service learning class, I feel a lot more confidence in learning English.  By having the opportunity to work with bilingual students, I share their experience and I learn with them.” — CLP student

“The career-related writing sequence was so beneficial. We used the skills, knowledge and experience we learned from CLP and applied them to our future careers and/or further education. It was so helpful to learn how to use skills gained via this course instead of thinking it was just another course @ UW.” –- CLP student

“CLP was truly an unparallelled success in my learning here at UW. Never have I experienced a wider range of issues, attitudes, beliefs and people. My new found appreciation for and understanding of education and society stems directly from my experience with CLP and the help, guidance and motivation of Elizabeth.” — CLP student

“I wish I’d known about the CLP reader when I switched from an expensive private school. It covers much of what every new teacher to the school district should read: journal articles and information on school testing, classroom issues, diversity, economic and health issues, students of poverty and much more. It has taken me thirty years working with a wide variety of students and avidly reading about educational issues to work as effectively as I do, and Dr. Simmons-O’Neill has distilled that reading and experience into the CLP class and its reader, sending out students who are strong and effective helpers in the classroom.” – CLP Partner School Librarian


Upcoming URP Information Sessions

Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the Information Sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns. Students interested in attending the UW, including community college transfer students, are welcome to the sessions.

There are plenty of seats available in all of the upcoming sessions:

Monday, October 14, 2013, 3 – 4 pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2 – 3 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 3 – 4 pm

All sessions will be held in Mary Gates Hall 171

The lab of George Church (Department of Genetics) at Harvard Medical School is offering paid, 10-week summer undergraduate research internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genome sciences. Research Interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation (CCV), a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), focused on the development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research.  CCV is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and funding for these internships is through the Diversity Action Plan  (formerly Minority Action Plan) of the CCV.

The summer program provides unique opportunities to gain research experience in the following areas of genome science research:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics and Development
  • Cellular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • High Throughput Sequencing
  • and other areas of bioengineering and the biological sciences

By participating in CCV summer internships, students will gain a broader knowledge of genomics and the biological sciences, and experience outstanding scientific research. Research Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Work on a supervised independent project with a mentor
  • Attend lab meetings, analyze, and discuss recent literature related to their research
  • Attend seminars given by scientists and researchers from Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute, and other research institutions
  • Present research to other students, scientists, and mentors
  • Participate in academic, social, and professional development programs

 Duration:  10-week internships will begin in mid-June 2014.  All interns are expected to devote 40 hours per week.

Housing:  Undergraduate interns who are not residents of the metropolitan Boston area will receive assistance in securing free housing in the vicinity of the Medical School.

Stipend:  $4,000

 Eligibility:  Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a four-year degree granting college or university. Please note that students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (Green Card holder) from one of these underrepresented minority groups:  Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, or Native American Samoan/Guamanian. 

Please review this link for more details:
2014 Harvard Medical School internship ad



SULI Program Overview

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Please review website for more application details:


Eligibility for the SULI program requires that all applicants:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and also have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying (additional undergraduate credits obtained prior to enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement). Applicants who will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a “Graduating Senior”, if (1) the applicant has not yet started a program of graduate study and will not matriculate as a graduate student prior to completing the SULI term, and (2) the time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term is less than one year. Community college students are eligible to apply.
  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses as a matriculating student.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at the time of applying.

    Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status will be requested at the time an internship offer is accepted. Acceptable form of proof of U.S. Citizenship includes, but is not limited to, a Certified Birth Certificate, an U.S. State Government Issued Enhanced Drivers License, U.S. Passport,  U.S. Passport Card, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth (of U.S. citizen) Abroad, or Certification of Birth. Permanent Resident Aliens must hold an active United States Permanent Resident Card.

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent at the time of applying.

    Proof of an earned High School diploma or for passing all five GED tests required to achieve a Certificate of General Educational Development should be provided on the applicant’s undergraduate transcripts.

Please review website for more application details:


Additional Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to participation in the SULI program to no more than two internships.
  • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

At the submission deadline (shown in red) the application system will close, and no materials will be accepted after the submission deadline has passed. The Application System closes at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

SULI Internship Term: Spring 2014
On-line Application
August 6, 2013
Applications Due October, 1, 2013
5:00pm ET
Offer Notification Period
Begins on or around
October, 15, 2013
All DOE Offers and
Notifications Complete
November 29, 2013

* Applications for internships with DOE Naval Reactors (HQ) are due November 29, 2013. (Summer Term Only)

Please review website for more application details:

Due Monday, August 12, 2013

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2013-14 academic year. URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at or (206) 543-4282

Description of the award

The Presidential Scholarship is intended to support students who have clearly demonstrated scholastic achievement, an interest in research, and graduate degree goals. The award has historically ranged from $3,500-$4,500 for the academic year, which is contingent upon continued availability of funds. Upon receipt of the award, students will be expected to submit a formal research proposal, conduct three consecutive quarters of research, meet regularly with the EIP staff, present their year’s work at the joint Early Identification/McNair Program Annual Spring Research Conference in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and comply with the other requirements of Presidential Scholars. Awards are contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

Applicant Eligibility

An applicant should be either an Early Identification Program or a McNair Program student who:

  • is interested in pursuing a research project with the supervision of a faculty member for the three consecutive quarters of the 2013-2014 academic year;
  • plans to attend graduate school; and
  • has a minimum of 125 credits.

We give priority to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who regularly use the services of our programs.

Are you a University of Washington student studying labor and workers rights? Working for social justice outside the classroom? Pursuing a career in the labor movement, law, public service or the non-profit sector? Apply for a scholarship or grant!

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars to top students in Labor Studies. This year, over $35,000 will be awarded. Deadlines for this year’s awards are approaching. Apply now!

Full information:



Deadline to apply: June 10, 2013

This year’s scholarships include:

This year’s research grants include:

The Bridges Center supports ground-breaking labor studies research through our annual grant funding program. For a look at past sponsored projects, visit our Featured Research website.

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website at, or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at .

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