Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)

SUIP » Admission



SUIP LabApplicants may apply directly to BGS online application.

The SUIP application is now closed and will open in November for Summer 2015

Alternatively, eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to apply via The Leadership Alliance application. Applications and supporting documents are due by February 1, 2014.

The following items are required:

  • Online application form
  • Statement detailing (1) your career goals and (2) your area of research interest (can be uploaded with web form)
  • Official copy of your undergraduate transcript (hard copy sent by mail)
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty or advisors

Personal statement: In 1-2 pages, describe your academic interests and career goals. If you have had any research experiences, please describe them. State your specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques you'd like to explore. Please upload your statement with your application.

Transcript: Please arrange for an official copy of your undergraduate transcript, including your fall semester grades, to be sent to this address: SUIP Coordinator, Biomedical Graduate Studies, 160 BRB2, 421 Curie Blvd., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6064.

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. Try to obtain letters from academic faculty who know you personally and can comment on your academic abilities and your aptitude for research.


We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges.

Currently, SUIP only accepts applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from international students at this time. In addition, graduating seniors are not eligible to participate, and preference is given to applicants who will have completed their sophomore or junior year.

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