Children's Hospital Colorado

Research Training Opportunities: Child Health Research Internship

About the 2023 Summer Child Health Research Internship

The Department of Pediatrics offers summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors, college students and first-year medical students. Students will work in the lab with members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus

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The summer program will introduce students to research opportunities related to child health. The summer internships will include opportunities for students to participate in a lecture research series as well as present their research at the completion of the summer internship.

Meet the 2023 research program faculty.

Program details

Dates: The 2023 summer program will begin Monday, June 5, 2023 and end Friday, August 4, 2023.

Eligibility: Students must be a rising senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate student, or a student completing the first year of medical school. Students must be available for the entire nine-week internship. High school students must be Colorado residents. Students who are under the age of 18 before the internship starts on June 5 will not be eligible for a lab experience.

Stipends: Each student will be provided a stipend of $3,500 to assist with travel and housing costs.

Mentor selection: As part of the application process, applicants will provide their first, second and third choices for potential mentors. The Child Health Research Internship Steering Committee will work with the program faculty to accommodate when possible the mentor requests of the applicants.

Seminar series: Weekly research seminars will be given every Friday morning by members of the 2023 program faculty. Attendance is required by all student interns, and brunch will be provided.

Student research presentations: At the completion of research program, the summer research interns will be expected to provide a 2-3 page written summary of their research experience. In addition, all students will provide an oral or poster/PowerPoint summary of their research. Students and mentors will also be encouraged to produce abstracts for submission to local, regional and national meetings. If the students’ research is accepted for presentation at a scientific meeting, the Child Health Research Internship will provide funding for travel and registration for the student to travel to one scientific meeting.

Program evaluation

All students and participating program faculty will complete a research program evaluation.

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