Calling all students interested in transforming clinical research and care!
This program, organized by the Center for Health and Technology (CHeT), is designed to offer quality, interdisciplinary experiences and to better prepare students for the next step in their research related path. The program is an unpaid internship that includes, but is not limited to, building a partnership with an experienced clinical research coordinator, gaining hands-on research experience, learning valuable skills in grant writing, resume building, and protocol design, as well as attending seminars and workshops for personal and professional development. This is a 4 month long virtual internship, with 4 units of academic credit for University of Rochester undergraduates. Regrettably, we cannot offer academic credit for non-UR students, though we welcome their participation in the experience. Exceptional students with interest may continue working at CHeT after the program’s conclusion, based on project availability.
Each student will be matched with a mentor who is conducting research in an area of the student’s interest, such as public health, engineering, finance, computer science and more. Our staff come from various cultural and educational backgrounds and they each contribute to the work being done at CHeT in unique ways. This puts students in a position to gain valuable knowledge from a multitude of people and perspectives. By the end of the semester, our students will leave with confidence in their clinical research experiences and will have gained critical skills in research design and implementation as well as patient interaction and professionalism. Please note that this program is not a wet lab and is designed for students from all academic backgrounds to take part in groundbreaking clinical research.
Applicants should be well-organized, diligent in all tasks, team oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. Ability to work 10-15 hours per week for the full spring semester is required.