New York City

**Indicates opportunities or preference specifically to minority groups.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1.   **Albert Einstein College of Medicine Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSSROP) - 9-week summer program of experience and participation in a biomedical research project for students of African-American, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American heritage.  Preferred that applicant is either a sophomore of junior in college, have taken at least one year of biology and general chemistry with lab and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Participants will have to present their research work at a poster session and write a report concerning the research conducted. Awards a $3,000 stipend. Travel costs may be reimbursed. Meals, health insurance and incidental costs are the student's responsibility. Free housing available on campus for students unable to commute. Contact:  Nilda Soto (Assistant Dean). Tel: 718-430-3091.  E-mail:  Deadline: March 1, 2011.


2.   Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Program is designed for undergraduate students who have a strong interest in a research career in the biochemical or biological sciences and whose future education goals include studying for a Ph.D. or an M.D.-Ph.D. 50 students chosen. Preference will be given to students who are presently juniors. Awards a $3,000 stipend, up to $500 in transportation assistance for students living outside NYC metro area, free housing on campus. Apply on-line. Email: Deadline: February 1, 2011.

3.   **Albert Einstein College of Medicine Emergency Department Clinical Exposure and Mentoring Program  Program is designed for college (Freshman through Senior) and pre-medical post-baccalaureate students and students intending to reapply to medical school after one unsuccessful application. Volunteer in a busy urban emergency department, shadow a board certified emergency medicine physician, conduct clinical research. Must be member of an underrepresented group. Contact: Joanne Perrineau (Program Coordinator). Tel: 718-920-6626.  Email: Rolling admission.

4.   **Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Undergraduate Mentorship Program -  6-week mentorship program for rising sophomores and higher (June 17 – July 29) that requires a minimum 30-hour per week commitment, 6 hours per week commitment to a shadowing experience with an assigned mentor and 14 hours per week of lecture attendance. Additionally, students are expected to conduct a research project while in the program. Must have at least 1 year in science, be member of an underrepresented group or financially disadvantaged and have GPA of at least 2.5.  Upon completion, students will be awarded a $1000 stipend. No housing provided.  Contact: Hope Spano.  Tel: 718-430-2792. Email: Deadline: March 21, 2011.

**Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives Summer Mentorship Program (AHHE) - Program provides the opportunity to learn more about major issues, skills and responsibilities involved in a career in healthcare administration. 14-hour week, Mon. - Fri. with a 3-6 month commitment. Available year-round. Tel: 212-877-1615. E-mail:  

ALSO: AHHE Summer Enrichment Program- A 12- week internship position, June through August, for a college junior or senior, a first year graduate student, or a second year health administration graduate student, interested in learning about a career in health services management. Must have GPA of 2.5 or better and qualify as a member of an ethnic minority group. For application call 1-800-233-0996.

Brookhaven National Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established a national program titled the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). Under it, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and other labs offer student appointments for spring, summer, and fall terms. Participants will be associated with members of the scientific and professional staff in an educational program developed to give research experience in areas of chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, nuclear medicine, applied mathematics, high- and low-energy particle accelerators, and science writing. The application process runs on a 12-month cycle, this means that applications open on June 1 and will close around May 20.  Contact: Mel Morris Tel: 631-344-5963.

City of New York Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Health Research Training Programs (HRTP)  Full-time, 10-12 week internships in public health research, community outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and administration to   undergraduates. Student participates in a project under the direct supervision of experienced public health professionals who are recognized experts and leaders in their fields of public health practice.  Projects are located at the Dept. or other health-related institutions. No housing provided. Email:                            Deadline: February 15, 2011


1.   Columbia University/Barnard College Amgen Scholars Program -10-week undergraduate research program in NYC. Must be willing to work about 40 hours per week on an independent study project under the guidance of a research scientist. Must be US citizen and a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior to apply. Stipend is $4,000 plus housing. Contact: Chanda Springer                     Email: or Tel: 212-854-2262.   Deadline: February 1, 2011.

 2.   **Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) A free 6-week summer program for underrepresented students considering medical and dental careers. Program offers intensive, personalized medical school preparation.  Stipends and housing provided. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college, GPA of 3.0 or better, SAT scores of 950 or better. On-line application available in December. Tel: 1-866-587-6337.                                              Email: Deadline: March 1, 2011.

3.   Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery - For undergraduate students who are interested in dentistry are welcome to observe in one of the clinics anytime and for any length of time. Students must put their request in writing. Contact:  Ellen Watts, Dir. of Admissions, Columbia Univ. School of Dental & Oral Surgery, 630 E. 168 St., New York, NY  10032.


1.     **Cornell University, Rockefeller Univ. & Sloan-Kettering Institution (Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program) - Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to Laboratory Program  - 10-week intensive summer program for 15 underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree. For freshman and sophomore college students. Students work independently on a research project at Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. They must also present and participate in weekly journal clubs; participate in a hands-on tour of the Gross Anatomy Lab; sit for a mock MCAT exam; partake in a lab techniques, clinical skills and career development workshops; scrub into surgeries at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital; give an oral, written and poster presentation of their research; have on going mentorship by their "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student) as well as weekly meetings with the program's leadership. Students receive a stipend of $4,300 and are reimbursed for their travel expenses. Must be US citizen or permanent resident, have completed a college level calculus class, have minimum GPA of 3.0. Tel: 212-746-6023 or 1-888-U2-MD-PHD Email: Deadline: February 1, 2011.

 2.     **Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS) Summer Research Program -  Geared toward minority students who have completed their sophomore or junior years of college with a GPA of 3.0 or above; must be US citizen or permanent resident.  The goal is to foster an interest in biomedical research leading to doctoral training.  Program runs from June to August. Stipend is $3,000 for 10-week program, travel expenses up to $300, free on-campus housing provided for participants from outside the NYC area.  Contact:  Francoise Freyre (Asst. Dean) Tel: 212-746-6565 or                                      Email: Deadline: February 1, 2011.

3.   **Cornell University/Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students - 7-week program designed to give 25 premedical students, who have completed junior year in college, deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups.  Must be US citizen. Stipend is $140/week plus free housing in dorm (meals not included). Contact: Carlyle Miller, MD (Assoc. Dean) Tel: 212-746-1057. Deadline: February 1, 2011.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program -  This ten-week research program is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. The ten-week summer undergraduate research program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for ten consecutive weeks. Stipend of $3,000 and housing offered. Email:             Tel: 1-646-888-6639.  Deadline: February 1, 2011.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Auxiliary of) - Service Guild - Over 1,000 volunteers during the summer, which includes pre-med and high school students. Volunteers serve in their two gift shops, Ambulatory Services, various offices, Child Life in Schneider Children's Hospital and many other positions. Apply in person to the Volunteer office Monday through Friday, 10am - 3pm, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park, NY  11040-1433 Tel: 516-470-7090.

Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) - The Program begins on the first Monday of June and runs for 10 full-time consecutive weeks. For freshman, sophomores or juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 motivated toward research. Should have completed at least general biology, general chemistry, calculus, and organic chemistry. $3,500 stipend and subsidized housing. Email: Tel: 212-241-6546. Deadline: February 1, 2011.

New York College of Podiatric Medicine Summer Pre-Matriculation Program -  A six-week program for prospective or entering students designed to improve academic performance and expose participants to the environment of the podiatric medical school.  The three components of the program are introduction to pre-clinical sciences, clinical exposure, and learning skills.  The program fee is $700.  Student is responsible for room & board and transportation. Tel: 1-800-526-6966.               Email:  Rolling admission

New York University Medical Center

1.   **NYU Medical Center - Sackler Institute of Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)  9-week research internship program in the basic medical sciences for qualified sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing research careers (MD/PhD or PhD). $3,000 stipend plus round-trip travel expenses to NYC and housing. Open to all U.S. and international students who are currently attending a U.S. college or university. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. Must have 3.4 GPA or better and at least 1 full semester of bench laboratory research Tel:  212-263-5648.  E-mail: To download an application go to website. Deadline: February 1, 2011.

2.   **NYU Medical Center - Minority Summer Undergraduate Collaborative Research Program in the Graduate Biomedical Sciences - For minority students who have completed their sophomore or junior years and are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (MD-PhD/PhD).  Begins first week of June to first week in August. $2,500 stipend plus travel and housing.  Contact:  Margaret Haynes, Ed.D., MPH, Assoc. Dean, Dir., Office of Minority Affairs and Student Services, Summer Undergraduate Research Program, NYU School of Medicine, 550 First Ave., LH Room 4-32-0,        New York  NY 10016.  Tel: 212-263-5506. Deadline: February 1, 2011

3.   Bellevue Hospital Center Summer Internship- Project Health Care (PHC) - Project Health Care is a volunteer program centered around the Department of Emergency Services. Gives students in health care the opportunity to work with the medical staff in a municipal hospital. The program will begin in the first week of June and end in mid-August for the duration of 10 weeks. Please note housing is not provided. Contact: Ashley Colucci Tel: 212-562-3041. Email:        Deadline: See website.

North Shore University Hospital Research Internship Program - The Volunteer Research Internship program consists primarily of undergraduate pre-medical students who are seeking both research experience and clinical exposure. Interns have a unique opportunity to observe not only physicians, but also a busy emergencsy department. A research intern's responsibilities include completing literature searches, patient screening tasks, data management duties as well as some basic scholarly writing. For further information regarding the Volunteer Research Internship, please contact: Kirstie Fung (; 516-562-1235), Libby Barton (; 516-562-1223) To apply for the Volunteer Research Internship, please send your most recent résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Kirstie Fung (; 516-562-1235).

Northern Lights Alternatives - Volunteer program dedicated to the purpose of improving the quality of life of children, families and caregivers affected by HIV.  Tel: 212-557-1535.                                  Email:

**Optometry (SUNY College of) Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) -  Designed to increase the exposure and awareness of the profession of Optometry.  Minorities and economically disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.  Winter Internship Program will be held in January. $200 stipend. Must be a NYS resident and a sophomore or junior. Contact:  Carlos A. Restrepo (Dir. of Student Services) Tel:  (212) 938-5505. E-mail:       Deadline: December 3, 2010.

Project AHEAD (Asian Health Education and Development) / Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Undergraduate Internship Opportunity 8-week health career training program in Manhattan designed to provide students with first-hand exposure to the health field. Eligible students must be undergraduate students, have an interest in health or allied health careers and have an interest in and some knowledge of Asian American communities. Provides stipend. Applications available on-line under section titled Health Careers. Tel:  212-966-0461 ext 6360. Deadline:  February 18, 2011.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

1.   **Undergraduate Summer Research Program -An 8-week research opportunity for sophomore and junior undergraduates.  Designed for undergrads that have historically been underrepresented in the biomedical and health related professions.  Students work under the direction of a faculty member in either basic science or clinical departments.  A formal presentation of the summer's work is made at our Research Symposium. Awards a $3,000 stipend. Housing is not provided. Contact:  Anika Daniels-Osaze, Asst. Dir. of Minority Affairs and Dir. of Academic Enrichment Programs, College of Medicine, SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 450 Clarkson Ave., Box 1186, Brooklyn, NY  11203.  Tel:  718-270-3033.  Deadline: March 1, 2011.

2.   **SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Early Medical Education Program (EME) - Six-week summer program designed for undergraduates to get a close-up view of six different health professions, opportunities for hands-on learning and shadowing in the clinics of Downstate Medical Center. Underrepresented minority students encouraged to apply. Tel: 718-270-3851 Deadline: February 1, 2011.