The following list of undergraduate research opportunities was compiled by Dr. Harvey Babich, professor of Biology, Stern College.

Basic Science Research and Clinical Research

Bar Ilan University--Yeshiva University Summer Research Internship

Weizmann Institute of Science

Yavneh Olami (Religious Zionist Student Organization)
Find: Summer Internship Program
Internships available in scientific research, OT, PT, nursing, medicine, etc. Student pays for airfare plus a minimal fee (in summer 2004 it was $450, but includes: housing, job placement in Jerusalem, shabbatonim, tiyulim, weekly group dinners, etc.)

United States

Note: for all the sites listed below, the deadlines vary, from mid-Jan to mid-March; thus, start your initial contact mid-December or early January; most require letters of recommendation.

New York

SERC- Stern-Einstein Research Connection

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Note: Traineeships in Health Research Training Program public health are offered during the Fall academic term, the Spring academic term, and in the Summer
2 Lafayette Street
20th floor, CN65 NY, NY 10007 212-676-2188

Summer Undergraduate Research Program—New York
Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Box 441
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 646-888-6639

Summer Research Program—New York 

The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center
310 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10021
Attn: Rachel Singer Fax: 212-570-3195

Ms. Denise Sheares Director of Admissions
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Graduate School, Box 41
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203 718-270-2738

Dr. Glenn Goldfinger, Director
Health Career Opportunity Program
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
560 First Avenue
Greenberg Hall, Room C-95
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-0750

Ms. Debra E. Stalk, Coordinator
Summer Undergraduate Research Program stipend.
New York University School of Medicine
550 First Avenue, SLH
New York, NY 10016
This program has a $3000 stipend

The Mount Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
Box 1022
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574
Phone: 212-241-6546

Also at Mt Sinai School of Medicine (separate program from that listed above):
PROP (Premed Research Opportunities Program)
Contact person: Kaye Derman ( OR 212-241-6500)

Ms. Illyssa Gillman: Intern Coordinator
Education Department
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park
Bronx, NY 10460
Fax: 718-365-3300

Office of Graduate Studies
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-327-8086

Mr. Don Meehan
Program Administrator
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
P.O. 100
1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Phone: 516-367-6911

Ms. Maeve OConnell
The Center for Neural Science
Undergraduate Summer Research Program
New York University
4 Washington Place
Room 809
New York, NY 10003

Rosemarie Campos
Program Director
The Howard Hughes Honors Summer Institute
New York University
Department of Biology
1009 Silver Center Areas: genomics, bioinformatics,
100 Washington Square East and computational biology
New York. NY 10003-6688 (Case Sensitive)

Jason Lee, Research Coordinator
Musculoskeletal Research Center
NYU - Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Inst.
301 East 17th Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10003
phone: (212) 598-6567
fax: (212) 598-6096

Cornell Medical Center
Summer Research Fellowship Program
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021 212-746-1057

Cornell University
Summer Research Program
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Graduate School of Medical Science
Room 412
445 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10020
Phone: 212-746-6120
Fax: 212-746-8906

Summer Research Program
Office of Minority Affairs
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1186
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Bellevue Hospital Center
Department of Volunteer Services, 6th floor
First Avenue and East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016 Contact: Ms. Priscilla A. Daniels
Director of Volunteer Services
Phone: 212-562-4858

These programs provide opportunities to do clinical research in the emergency room.

Students are also exposed to many, many different aspects of healthcare (Emergency Dept; Labor & Delivery; and OR)

Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals
401 N. Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965 (near: Monsey)
Contact person: Mr. Cliff Ruffner
Human Resources Representative
Fax: 845-602-5540

Watson School of Biological Sciences
Summer Undergraduate research Program
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
PO Box 100
Cold spring Harbor, NY 11724-9800
Phone: 516-367-6890 note deadline is December 15th

Ms. Debbie Schulmerich
Strong Childrens Research Center
URMC, Department of Pediatrics
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642
Fax: 585-271-7512

New Jersey  

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
30 Bergen Street
Administrative Complex One, Suite 110
Newark, NJ 07107-3000 973-972-4511

Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus
Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
653 Hoes Lane, RWJ Research Building, Room 361
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635 For NJ residents ONLY
Dr. Dreyfus: 732-235-5382

Ms. Noemi Garcia
Code SI-NG
Summer Internship Program
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Corporate Technology Center
909 River Road
Box 1343
Piscataway, NJ
Tel: 315-228-7770

Dr. Carol Terregino, MD
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Summer Clinical Internship Program
675 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Summer Internship Program
Biomedical Graduate Studies
University of Pennsylvania
417 Anatomy-Chemistry Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6110 215-573-7732

Summer Intern Undergraduate Program
Biomedical Graduate Studies
University of Pennsylvania
160 Biomedical Research Building 11/111
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6064

School of Medicine
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Studies
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
524 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261-0001
Phone: 412-648-8957
Fax: 412-648-1007

University of Pennsylvania
The Institute for Human Gene Therapy Educational Office
Summer Research Program
421 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
Phone: 215-898-3918


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543 508-457-2000 ext. 2200

Karen Zirpola

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester. MA 01655
Phone: 508-856-5033


Ms. Lizabeth Roper, Program Director
Hartford Hospital
Summer Student Fellowship Program
Department of Medical Education
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102-5037
Phone: 860-545-2536

The University of Connecticut Health Center
Summer Research Internship Program
Student Affairs/Student Services Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Room AG062
Farmington, CT 06030-1905
Telephone inquiries to Robin Walsh 860-679-3971

Above program is open to undergraduates who want to pursue a Ph.D.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Summer Fellowship Program
Medical Student Affairs/Student Services Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1905

Telephone inquiries to Robin Walsh 860-679-3971
e-mail to Robin

Above program is open to undergraduates who want to pursue an M.D., D.M.D., or

M.D./ Ph.D.


Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center (at Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington
660 South Euclid Avenue University School of Medicine)
Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Contact: Brian C.
Phone: 314-454-8943
Fax: 314-454-8051

Glenda Mueller
Student Recruitment Programs Coordinator
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Graduate School
200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905

Various Locations Throughout the United States (Including NYC and LA) 

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006 writing science for the public
Phone: 202-326-6760