Kidney Workshop (SRIP-Kid)

The University of Pittsburgh serves as the hub of kidney research in Pittsburgh and is one of the premiere kidney research programs in the United States. Whether treatment for kidney genetic disease, injury related kidney disease or kidney transplant, the University of Pittsburgh is expanding the research frontier with new and innovative therapies for the cure of kidney diseases.

Under the direction of Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhDJacqueline Ho, MD, MSc; and Arohan R. Subramanya, MD, FASN, Pitt Pediatrics and the Pitt Department of Medicine, Division of Renal-Electrolyte, offers an eight-week paid summer internship program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  This program is designed for undergraduate students from any college or university who wish to learn the rationale, design strategies, methods and other aspects of biomedical research by engaging in studies related to the pediatric research under the direct supervision of experienced researchers.

Program Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education
  • Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program or documentation of acceptance into an advanced degree program for Fall 2023


Applications for the 2023 program can be submitted online. Credentials from all eligible participants are reviewed by the mentors through the selection process. Selected participants are notified in April of their acceptance into the program.


The 2023 program will commence in June and conclude at the end of July with the annual “Poster Day” forum. Participants are expected to complete the 8-week program working 40 hours per week and will receive compensation of approximately $4,000. Housing is provided with this program.


Meet and contact faculty affiliated with SRIP-Kid.