Native American Research Internship — deadline 2/22

The Native American Research Internship (NARI) is a summer research internship for American Indian/Alaska Native junior or senior undergraduates interested in biomedical or health science research. The areas include child & maternal health, cardiovascular and blood health, diabetes, obesity and metabolism-related research that include comprehensive academic, career, and educational support through mentored and peer relationships that promote professional development.

The NARI Program also includes the University of Utah, MD-PhD Program. This program track is designed to provide an outstanding experience for students who want to develop skills that will prepare them for a career as a physician scientist. The objective of the program is to develop superb clinical skills and provide rigorous scientific training. It is also designed for individuals who are devoted to careers in academic medicine at either a medical school or research institute. Every summer NARI selects two students to participate in the NARI/MD-PhD track!

Program Highlights

  • 10 week paid full-time research assistant
  • Students work with world renown University of Utah researchers
  • Students are paired with a Research Mentor and Community, Cultural, and Academic Mentoring Professionals
  • Students attend a summer health conference
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct a formal oral and poster presentation
  • Students are housed at the University of Utah, Summer Housing
  • Students get to work with local American Indian youth groups for different science and health-related activities
  • Students gain academic support from the university’s renowned faculty at the School of Medicine and other participating departments
  • Integrating Native American prayer and ceremony to provide support

Eligibility Requirements

  • American Indian/Alaska Native Junior or Senior undergraduate
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (Professor, Advisor, or Elder)
  • 1 Personal Statement
  • 1 Official transcript
  • Complete NARI application
  • Resume/CV (optional)
  • Immunization records (*required for physician mentorship)

Please contact Janet Bassett for more information at 801-585-6408 or

Apply at:

NARI application deadline: February 22, 2019

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