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Summer Research Internship Program - Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH) Summer Research Internship Program is designed for undergraduate/graduate students interested in biomedical or social science research. This program is a 10- week internship opportunity for qualified students who would like to gain hands-on, guided and practical experience in a project related to the interdisciplinary areas of research at IFH while being introduced more holistically to research processes and possibilities. The primary goal of this summer internship program is to support junior scholars in a myriad of ways to further their research careers. While IFH represents a variety of research focuses, candidates interested in health disparities in diverse racial/ethnic populations are encouraged to apply.

Over the course of 10 weeks, you will:
 Gain hands-on research experience. This may include:
o Independent Research Project with the guidance of a faculty mentor
o Supporting existing institute research projects through the tasks of data collection, administrative support, community outreach, recruitment, and other related tasks.
 Attend a once a week seminar on various population health and research topics
 Attend periodic workshops focused on career development and professional skills
 Attend weekly journal club meetings to present on and discuss population health journal articles

Participation in this summer internship will culminate in a final presentation based on the individual’s topic of interest.

Participants are welcome to take additional summer classes and/or hold other employment during the program period. The expected time commitment per week is 20-30 hours. A $2000 stipend may be available for qualified applicants.

About the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research advances health and well-being through meaningful, rigorous and impactful research in the critical areas of behavioral health, health services, health disparities, health policy, health economics, pharmacoepidemiology, and aging research.

Since its 1985 founding, the Institute has become nationally renowned for interdisciplinary and translational research. The Institute’s 57,000 square foot facilities are home to six members elected to the National Academy of Medicine and 150 members representing over 30 schools, institutes, and units with adjunct members from 29 national and international universities.

To be eligible for this summer internship, you must:
1. Be a graduate or undergraduate student in biomedical or social sciences;
2. Be able to commit to 20-30 hours per week.

To apply:
Please send the following materials to Marie Dessanti at by March 6th, 2020
 Resume or CV
 1-page cover letter outlining your research interests and reasons for applying to this position