Summer Student Intern Program

The Feinstein Institute Summer Student Intern program is a competitive mentored program designed to provide high school, college and graduate students with hands-on experience in disease-oriented research and familiarize them with opportunities that exist for careers in medical research. At the end of the internship, students will be expected to present an academic poster summarizing their research to faculty and other students. This program requires a full 8-week commitment. Students need to be at least 16 years of age before July 1st, 2018.

To learn more about the Feinstein Institute Summer Intern program, please click here to read the Faculty Mentor and Student Internship Handbook.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying to the program will need to submit a complete application online, which will include the following:

  • a short essay describing why you are interested in this research experience;
  • a short essay describing your goals for the summer internship;
  • your resume or CV;
  • and 2 letters of recommendation from current or previous teachers or program directors.

Students will need to rank 3 Feinstein Institute faculty members to work with for the program.
For a complete list of Feinstein Faculty, please click here.

Click here to access the Summer student Intern Program application.

Application Deadlines

Application open: December 1, 2017
Application closed: January 15, 2018
Mentors select students: February 15, 2018
Students notified of acceptance: March 1, 2018
All clearance documents required: May 1, 2018
Orientation for College Students: May 30, 2018
Orientation for High School Students: June 25, 2018
Feinstein Institute Summer Intern Poster Session: August 15, 2018

Previous Feinstein Institute Summer interns have been semifinalists, finalists and award winners in the following competitions:

  • Intel Science Talent Search, previously known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search
  • Long Island Science & Engineering  Fair (LISEF)
  • Junior Science and Humanities Competition
  • New York City Science & Engineering Fair (NYCSEF)
  • The City University of New York Scholarship for excellent projects and performance in NYCSEF
  • Ezra Levy Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • Presented summer projects at national scientific conventions

If you are interested in participating in a science or health-related competition, please be sure to discuss this with the Feinstein Institute faculty members you would like to work with for the summer. Not all faculty members are able to mentor students for these competitions.

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