Summer Research Internship Program

Each summer, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare offers interns the opportunity to test their inclinations toward clinical research and careers in medicine through a structured 8-week research internship program. By exposing interns to Gillette, our mission, and our work in clinical research and outcomes, we hope to inspire future healthcare providers to further understand the important role of clinical research in advancing patient care. Interns will learn about research processes within a clinical setting that specializes in providing care for children and adults with rare and complex conditions.

Interns learn about research through mentored projects and weekly seminars. Interns are matched with a mentor with an ongoing research project; however, experiences are tailored to meet the educational goals of the intern to the best of our ability. Other clinical experiences such as observing surgeries or shadowing in our outpatient clinic are made available. At the end of the program, interns present their work to their mentors and peers.

This is an unpaid internship.

Interns are expected to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate school program
  • Pass an initial background check
  • Complete all required trainings for research
  • Commit their time for at least 8 weeks; however, weekly hours are flexible

For examples of previous research projects and seminar topics, please contact the research internship director. Inquiries for research opportunities outside of the summer program may also be made.

Research Internship Director:
Meghan Munger, MPH, CCRC
Phone: 651-229-1757

Application Instructions

The application process and list of available projects for the 2016 Summer Research Internship Program will be open January 1, 2016. Contact the research internship director with any program question or examples of previous mentors and research projects. 

Online applications are due February 14, 2016. Please be prepared to upload the following documents:

  1. Resume (up to two pages)
  2. Statement of interest (up to two pages) which describes:
  • Your interest in the summer research internship program and how this program might help you reach your educational or career goals
  • Why you chose the research project and/or mentor that you did
  • Any past work with people who have disabilities or complex medical conditions
  • Any relevant research experience you might have