Undergraduate Research2022-01-07T13:49:09-05:00

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 at the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus, IUPUI. Student will have the opportunity to interact with medical students, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates from other programs during the summer experience.

Students are selected through a competitive application process. The application for this upcoming summer is now open. The eight week program requires a full time commitment for 40 hours per week. Participating students will receive a stipend. Students from the University of Notre Dame will receive assistance in securing summer housing, when needed. We encourage all interested to apply as soon as possible before the deadline as top applicants will be accepted early. Please click this link to view internship dates, and application details. Please click this link to view internship dates, and application details.

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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