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Summer Research Internship Program

Gillette's Children’s Summer Research Internship on Hold for 2024 

To best accommodate a busy and exciting time of growth and innovation, the Gillette Children’s Research program has decided to pause our Summer Internship Program for 2024.  

We value the energy, perspective, and insights interns bring to our work, and look forward to welcoming a new group of up-and-coming medical professionals in 2025. Application information for summer 2025 will be posted here once it is available. 

About the Summer Research Internship Program

Gillette Children’s offers research interns the opportunity to explore their interest in clinical research and medicine through a structured 10-week research internship program. Through exposure to Gillette, our mission, and our work in clinical research, we hope to inspire future health care providers to further understand the important role of clinical research in advancing patient care. 

Gillette specializes in providing clinical care for children and adults who have rare and complex conditions. As a research intern at Gillette, you will learn about research processes in the context of this unique clinical setting. Each Summer research intern is paired with a Gillette mentor whose ongoing research project is well suited for the intern's previous experiences and educational goals.  

In addition to research activities, research interns will have the opportunity to attend weekly teaching seminars and to immerse themselves in clinic life through surgical observations and outpatient clinic shadowing. At the end of the 10-week program, research interns will present their work to their mentors and peers during a poster presentation session.  

research intern presenting project work


Frequently Asked Questions

Interns are expected to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in science or related medical field
  • Pass an initial background check
  • Complete all required trainings for research
  • Commit their time for at least 10 weeks; however, weekly hours are flexible

The Summer Research Internship Program will run from early June through the middle of August.

Research interns will work 20-30 hours a week depending on their availability and the time commitment of their assigned research project.

Yes. Summer research interns will receive a $3,000 stipend, disbursed in three payments throughout the summer, for their work during the summer research internship.  

During the application process, applicants will be able to view and rank potential summer research projects. Research projects and research interns will be matched based on applicant rankings and several other factors such as an applicant's previous experiences and project availability. Although research interns are not guaranteed their first project choice, we do our best to pair research interns with research projects that are well suited for their skills and educational goals.  

Click here to download a PDF of the 2023 Summer Research Internship Program Project Summaries. 

1. Resume (2-page limit)

2. Statement of interest that addresses the following (2-page limit):

  • Your interest in the Summer Research Internship Program and how it may complement your future educational or career goals
  • Which research project you are most interested in and why
  • Your previous experience with research
  • Your previous experience with people who have complex medical conditions

Applications will be accepted through then month of February. Applications will then be reviewed, and potential candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview. Final decisions will be made, and all applicants will be notified of our preliminary decision within four to six weeks of application closure.