Student Research Training Program

Summer Research Internship Program

The Summer Research Internship Program provides training for undergraduate, graduate and medical students in Health Sciences who wish to learn the rationale, design strategies, methods and other aspects of biomedical research as research assistants.

Participants engage in studies under the direct supervision of investigators who are members of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's faculty and staff. In addition to the educational benefits, research assistants are also compensated.

The summer 2016 program will run from Wednesday, June 1, through Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Student researchers will have the opportunity to present the results of their research in the form of a mandatory poster presentation the last week of the program.

In order to apply for the 2016 Summer Research Internship Program, you will need to complete the application process below. 

Complete the “Summer Research Internship Application 2016” form attached to the right of this website under the Related Information subheading.  Once completed, please return your application and related materials (resume, transcript) as instructed on the form.  It is preferable that applications be sent electronically to

Notification of acceptance into the program will be made by April 1, 2016.  You will then be instructed to complete the hiring paperwork through our UPMC portal.

Applications for the 2016 program are due by February 15, 2016.  Selected candidates will be notified by April 1, 2016.

For questions please contact Diane Cline, Director at 412-692-6081 or Linda Cherok at 412-692-6438.