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Summer Opportunities

Wondering how to find a summer internships, research programs and volunteer experiences? Here are some search ideas - in the U.S. and beyond.

Association of American Medical Colleges
Summer Undergraduate Research Programs by school

National Science Foundation
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Gives highly selected individuals the opportunity to conduct research working next to their leading scientists.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities in the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP).

U.S. Department of Health, Research & Training  
offers summer internships in biomedical research.

Pasteur Foundation of NY
offers undergraduate internships at the Institute Pasteur, Paris, in biomedical science.

Child Family Health International
programs are designed to help you grow personally and professionally.

Cross-Cultural Solutions
meaningful contribution, working side-by-side with local people and sharing in the goals of a community. CCS offers international volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Global Medical Training
provides free medical-dental services to medically deprived people / communities in Central American countries. Healthcare students, professionals, and interested others can get an international experience that will expand their understanding of medicine-dentistry and life outside of North America.

Intern Abroad
a variety of internships and volunteer experiences available in many countries

International Medical Volunteers Association
Volunteers may choose from a variety of groups sponsoring medical aid work.

International Service Learning
medical service/learning activities as in  programs in Central America, Mexico, and Africa. 

Medical Ministry International
MMI is committed to meet the need for medical care among the world's poor with lasting solutions. Volunteers are sent on one and two-week medical projects.
Chestnut Hill Hospital Pre Med Program (215-248-8200) qualified pre med students observe the practice of medicine in a hospital setting.

University of Pennsylvania Health Care System
College students, post-baccalaureate students and other candidates who are changing their career focus, and who are taking classes leading to a career in medicine, may apply to the Premed Volunteer Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.