Summer Research Internship Program

Summer Research Internship Program logoThe Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) provides experience in research laboratories for undergraduate students in Health Sciences who wish to learn the rationale, design strategies, methods and other aspects of biomedical research as research interns.  Participants will acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical training in research and scientific experimentation as they engage in studies under the direct supervision of investigators who are faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Research opportunities are available in the majority of our basic science departments; clinical internship positions are limited.

Participants must have completed their freshman undergraduate year to be eligible.  Students who will have a BA or BS prior to the start of the program (June 2021) should not apply.  SRIP is appropriate for students considering application to advanced degree programs in biomedical sciences or medical school.

Program activities include a variety of career development and scientific research seminars offered weekly.   Students interested in clinical medicine are given the opportunity to “round” with faculty and residents, providing a glimpse of life in clinical medicine at an academic institution.  Rotations are offered in various inpatient areas including the operating room and emergency department.  

In addition to the educational benefits, research interns are also compensated.  Housing is not provided.  

Program Dates

The summer 2021 program will be conducted from Wednesday, June 2 through Friday, July 30, 2021.  Student interns will have the opportunity to present the results of their research in the form of a mandatory poster presentation the last week of the program. 

How to Apply

The application window for the summer 2021 program has closed.  Successful applicants for the 2021 season have been notified of their acceptance.


Please contact with any questions regarding the program and application.