Health Scholars Internship Program

University Hospitals Health Scholars Internships program is a five-week opportunity for underrepresented minority students who are rising ninth graders (must finish eighth grade by June 2017). Interns will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. starting June 12 and will end on July 14. The program includes:

  • Shadowing: Participants are assigned to one of nine medical disciplines, such as primary care and pediatrics, and will have the opportunity to spend time working on a project.
  • Mentorship: Students will be matched with mentors in their area of interest.
  • Experiential learning: Students will engage in hands-on experiences in their assigned work area.
  • Meaningful exposure: The program includes participation in events where students will attend social events and experience wonderful cultural resources and museums.
  • Support: Health Scholar Interns receive a stipend, all materials needed for the program, vouchers for healthy meals, and transportation passes to attend all events.


You can apply for this program if you are:

  • Black/African American or Hispanic/Latino
  • Finishing eighth grade by June 2017
  • Interested in science and medicine
  • Have a GPA of 2.5


Application Opens: Jan 25, 2017

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Selection Notification: Before April 28, 2017

Parent Orientation: June 9, 2017

Program Starts: June 12, 2017

Program Ends: July 14, 2017

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