The College Summer Internship Program at Magee-Womens Research Institute provides students with the opportunity to participate in basic, translational, or clinical scientific research with the goal of interesting students in biomedical research as a potential career.
Start Date: Wednesday May 29, 2024
End Date: Tuesday July 23, 2024
During the 8-week program (40 hours per week), each student has the opportunity to work on their own research project under the guidance of an investigator(s) at Magee-Womens Research Institute. The Institute includes basic, translational, and clinical faculty researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences as well as from other departments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition, students will attend informal lunch and learn sessions where junior and senior investigators discuss biomedical science as a career from their personal perspectives and journeys in the field. At the end of the program, students present their research findings to other participants and the MWRI faculty and staff at the annual College Program Presentation Day.
- Development and Regenerative Medicine
- Women’s Cancers
- Infectious Diseases
- Reproductive Physiology, Gonadal Biology, and Fertility
- Women’s Health
Currently enrolled college students are eligible to apply. Candidates from schools outside the Pittsburgh area are welcome but are responsible for their own living arrangements, as our program does not cover housing or other residential assistance.
- Studying Patient Provider Communication Using Qualitative Research Methods
- Genetic Determinants of Prenatal and Perinatal Lethality
- Measuring Myofibroblast Response to Surgical Materials Implanted for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair
- Investigating Differentially Methylated Regions Within the Kcnq1to1 Imprinting Domain
- Building Longitudinal Models of the Human Microbiome Across Pregnancy and the Postpartum
- Characterizing the Mechanism of Quiescence in Ovarian Cancer Cells
- Unraveling Host-Gene-Microbiome Interactions in Ovarian Cancer
- Programmed Intermediate Epidural Bolusing
Funding is available for 8 students per summer, but additional students may be accepted if supported fully by mentor.
In addition to these 8 positions, we will also have 1 position open at Magee-Womens Research Institute Erie. If interested in the student position in Erie, please indicate when you submit your application.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically (in a single PDF file saved as Last Name_First Name Application) to Wally Gaida (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 PM, February 2.
Applications must include:
- Current Resume
- One page summary including your GPA and current year in college along with an explanation of your overall career goals, how this program could benefit you, and any specific area(s) of research interest as outlined above.
- Demographic Information Form
- Arrange for two letters of recommendation from professors at your college/university or employer if more appropriate to be sent separately to Wally Gaida (email@example.com).
Students will be paid an hourly minimum wage. Applications must be complete to be considered.
Students 18 years and older will be expected to apply for State of PA clearances – Act 33, Act 34, and Act 73 and to provide completed documentation to the administrative coordinator overseeing that specific trainee program. Magee-Womens Research Institute will cover associated costs for clearances when provided with proof of payment.
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