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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 eight-week research internship program. By exposing interns to Gillette, our mission, and our work in clinical research and outcomes, we hope to inspire future health care providers to further understand the important role of clinical research in advancing patient care.

As an intern at Gillette, you'll learn about research processes in a clinical setting that specializes in providing care for children and adults who have rare and complex conditions.

You’ll learn about research through mentored projects and weekly seminars. We match our interns with a mentor who has an ongoing research project; and we tailor experiences to meet the educational goals of the intern to the best of our ability. You’ll also have the opportunity for other clinical experiences such as observing surgeries or shadowing in our outpatient clinic. 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 eight weeks; however, weekly hours are flexible.

For examples of previous research projects and seminar topics, please contact the research internship director. You may also inquire about research opportunities outside of the summer program.

Research Internship Director:

Elizabeth Duffy, MPH, CCRC


Phone: 651-229-1775

Application Instructions

The 2021 Summer Research Internship Program has been postponed. Please check back early 2022 for information on the 2022 Summer Research Internship Program.