Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students from Communities that are Under-Represented in Genetic Counseling
Full-time, six-week-long, paid summer internships at Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
40 hours per week for six weeks @ $15/hour = $3,600
from Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22, 2022
Designed for undergraduate students from diverse populations who are interested in careers in genetic counseling, the internships will provide exposure to a broad range of clinical genetics specialties, conferences and case conferences, research and laboratory work, shadowing in multiple clinical settings, and opportunities for one-on-one interactions with genetic counselors and current students.
- Be undergraduate students (current sophomores, juniors and seniors) from communities/populations that are under-represented in the field of genetic counseling
- Have a keen interest in health professions and genetics
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed some college-level coursework in biology, chemistry and genetics
- Be able to successfully complete criminal background checks and provide the immunization records (including for COVID-19) that will be required for clearance by the clinical sites
- Have access to housing in Philadelphia for the in-person components of the internship
|Friday, January 14, 2022||Applications Available|
|Tuesday, March 1, 2022||Application Deadline|
|Monday, June 13, 2022||Internship Begins|
|Friday, July 22, 2022||Internship Concludes|
Four parts are required:
1. An online application form, which can be found at
On the form there are links to upload the following three attachments.
Note: You can view the form at any time, but you will need to have all three attachments ready to upload when you complete and save the form. Saving = submitting.
2. Responses to two prompts (250 words each):
3. A current résumé or CV
4. An unofficial transcript from your college or university.
This program is made possible in part through the Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling which is funded by a grant from the Warren Alpert Foundation.