Undergraduate Research

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The Indiana CTSI supports undergraduate students by sharing listings of available medical school or graduate school opportunities , and by providing a summer research internship opportunity for those interested in assisting faculty members in clinical and laboratory research.

Past summer research participants have progressed on to successful careers as physicians, researchers, pharmacists, and nursing doctorates, including a majority who have remained in Indiana. Many students have had their names included on publications in prestigious medical journals resulting from the research projects they worked on during their summer internships.

If you attend the University of Notre Dame or any of the Indiana University campuses, including IUPUI, please see option 1. All other students, please see option 2.

1. Indiana CTSI Undergraduate Summer Internships

The Indiana CTSI’s Undergraduate Summer Internship is designed to provide Indiana University and University of Notre Dame students with experience in translational research and the opportunity to work with Indiana CTSI-affiliated faculty mentors located at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Student interns work on a project designed to increase the student’s awareness of and interest in translational research.

Students are selected through a competitive application process in March, and preference is given to those with prior research experience. Participating students will receive a stipend and must commit to a 40-hour work week from June 1 to July 24. The application deadline is March 8, and acceptance notification is April 5. To apply, please complete this short invitation form.

2. Opportunities for all undergraduate students

In the quest to help you identify opportunities for your summer research, further studies and career preparation, all students who complete this form will be sent information links to a variety of paid internships or other programs available through the IU School of Medicine and other medical schools and universities across the United States. These programs vary in duration and compensation. Some provide summer housing and others do not. Please complete this form to receive information on science, medicine and research opportunities available to undergraduate students.

For detailed information, please contact Elmer Sanders, Program Director, at elsander@iu.edu.

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