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Fully Paid Genomics Summer Research for Minorities Internship

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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) internship provides a ten- week summer research program for Junior and Senior undergraduate students interested in genomics research, personalized medicine and biosciences. The program is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institution (NHGRI) and supported by the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics. The paid internship provides students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship, professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Interns have the opportunity to interact with a thriving community of scientists, physicians and mentors that recognize the need to promote diversity, inclusion and retention in STEM disciplines.

We offer a generous stipend (up to $5500), travel support for out of state students and free housing on the university campus. Students will attend a National conference and can request physician shadowing opportunities.


1.Must be a U.S. citizen and a member of an underrepresented minority group (as defined by the National Institutes of Health). We particularly encourage the participation of women, individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

2.Be 18 years old at the start of the internship.

3.Be enrolled in a four-year college for Fall, with a graduation date of December or later.

4.Have completed their sophomore year before attending our GSRM program. Sophomore students are encouraged to apply.

5.No previous research is required, but applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in genomics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine research.

6.Have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school (PhD or MD/PhD)

7.Must be available to work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday for a 10-week period.

8.Past GSRM students can be considered for a second summer track if they still meet all criteria mentioned above.
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Application Deadline: 2/1/2021

Program Dates: 6/2/2021 - 8/6/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Utah (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Cellular Biology
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
STEM Fields

Computational Genomics
Evolutionary Genetics
Experiment Design and Analysis
Genomic Analysis
Health Disparities
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 11/5/2020
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