Research Internship Programs
Research internships provide academic and educational opportunities for students interested in science and research. Interns have the opportunity to work in a structured and mentored environment that supports learning in basic, translational and/or clinical research.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, all research intern on-campus activities have been suspended through May 15. Updates to resume activities and status of the summer internship program (including BEPI and Minors in Research programs) will be posted on this page as they become available.
Research internships foster and enhance essential skills such as idea generation, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, collaboration and teamwork. Each experience is unique, although all interns are required to participate in the following core activities:
- Safety training and orientation
- Guidance and regular one-on-one meetings with research mentors
- Opportunity to attend lab meetings department meetings, and journal clubs
- Participation in lunchtime learning and networking events
- Opportunity to enhance presentation skills
- Participate in the annual Poster Day in August
Training Future Leaders
By linking interns with mentors who provide oversight and education, Cedars-Sinai has created a rich environment where students are enthusiastic and well supported throughout their stay. Interns are drawn from undergraduate science programs as well as from medical schools, making the mix of interests an asset in broadening the perspectives of those who engage in research. We are indeed proud that the program receives wide attention from highly talented young scientists and medical students.
Associate Dean, Graduate Research Education
Professor, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical and Translational Sciences