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University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program 2016

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.

Areas of research include:

How to apply: The SUIP application is available online and must be submitted by February 1, 2016

  • Completed online application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Eligibility: The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year college for the falls semester after the program ends. Students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges are encouraged to apply.


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Department of Chemistry

Apply to do summer research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! The program will run for 10 weeks (May 29 – August 6) and it is seeking students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees. Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2016 are their intended scholarship recipients. Because of high demand, applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields between January 1m 2017 and August 31, 2018.

The scholarship provides:

  • $5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in the Department of Chemistry.
  • Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus.
  • Round trip travel cost (up to $800)
  • $600 living allowance

Potential applicants should have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. They should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. Applications may be made at the website http://www.chemistry.illinois.edu/reu/. For detailed information about research areas of individual faculty members, please see http://www.chemistry.illinois.edu/faculty/index.html.

Application deadline: February 12, 2016 (Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline)

2016 UIUC REU Flyer[5]

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The ASPET-Sponsored SURF program is for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. The program runs for 10 weeks between June 1 and August 9, 2016. Students will work on their own research project in the lab of their faculty mentor and attend relevant laboratory safety training. Students will also attend seminars and present their research in various forums. An opportunity to visit Hospira R&D campus and learn about careers in the pharmaceutical industry will also be offered. Students will tour UIC research facilities and participate in workshops on advanced scientific techniques. Participants will receive $3,000 for the 10 weeks.


  • Sophomores or juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related field.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Application Process:

  • Submit full application as a single pdf document by 2/1/16
  • Request that your reference(s) submit the letter of recommendations by 2/1/16
  • Full application consists of 4 components:
    • Application form
    • Personal statement
    • Transcripts
    • Two letter of recommendations

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

Recipient Notification: April 15, 2016

For more information:

Website: http://go.uic.edu/SURF

Program contact: surf@uic.edu

Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students

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The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will be accepting application for the 2016 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students. The application will officially open on October 1, 2016.

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – Thursday, August 4, 2016

Program Opportunities:

  • MCAT Preparation
  • Biomedical Research
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Research Environment
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Interaction with medical school faculty and students
  • $3,500 (minus taxes) stipend
  • Room and board

Program Requirements:

  • Rising junior or rising senior undergraduates
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit and complete an online application
  • Two letters of recommendation sent via US
  • Official undergraduate transcripts (from any institution attended) sent via US MAIL

Application deadlines:

January 11, 2016 – mail hardcopies

January 31, 2016 – submit online application

Visit their website for more information or contact Jessica Incmikoski, Summer Program Coordinator, at (215) 898-3492 or jessicai@mail.med.upenn.edu.