The SUIP provides an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences. The program has been in existence since 1993. Approximately 30 college students from across the US participate each year; most are rising juniors and seniors, but occasionally we admit a rising sophomore. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, receive career counseling from program faculty and administrators, and attend The Leadership Alliance National Symposium. The program seeks to encourage and prepare talented students to pursue careers in scholarly research. link

Clinical and Translational Science Award

The CTSA-sponsored internship provides a substantial, mentored experience in translational and clinical approaches to understanding a disease and developing effective therapeutic modalities. The internship consists of research on a project of interest developed in consultation between the student and mentor. link


The Short-Term Educational Experiences for Research (STEER) program involves ten weeks of summer activities will expose students to the field of environmental health science through mentorship, coursework, and field experience. This program represents a collaboration across the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, the Center for Public Health Initiatives and multiple schools and faculty at Penn. link


PGFI's internship program for University of Pennsylvania undergraduates is a hands-on, intimate program that starts with two weeks of training in molecular biology and genomics techniques. During the remaining weeks of the program, students pursue solutions to problems selected to stimulate multidisciplinary creative thinking and research innovation. link

Molecular Biology Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

The program provides full-time internships in basic laboratory research related to gene therapy of cystic fibrosis, other genetic diseases, cancer, and vaccines. The program's areas of research are fairly diverse. Although the program is mainly sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and we focus on genetic diseases, we have faculty members who are involved in basic research in many areas, including cancer biology, cell biology, physiology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, developmental biology, virology, etc. link

Undergraduate Student Scholars Program

The Undergraduate Student Scholars Program in the NIH Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania, an organized program of summer lectures and presentations combined with basic research experience in the laboratory of an expert investigator. link

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with over 12,000 members. Founded in 1906, the Society is based in Bethesda, Maryland, on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The ASBMB maintains a repository of undergraduate summer research programs focused on biochemistry and molecular biology throughout the country. link