Medical Internships

Regions Hospital Summer Internship

March 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm
By Lorie Tuma

What: An unpaid summer internship as a research assistant in an Alzheimer’s research laboratory.
Where: The Alzheimer’s Research Center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN, a part of the HealthPartners Research Foundation.
Who: This internship is designed for undergraduate students who want research experience before applying to medical, dental, or graduate school. There are typically 3-5 interns accepted to the program each summer, depending on project availability.
When: Summer. Start and end-dates are flexible, as are weekly hours, but interns should be prepared to work ~30- 40 hr/wk during normal business hours.
Why: This internship is designed to be a mutually beneficial experience. The research lab gets help with research projects. Interns get:

  • The experience of working and learning in a research lab (scientific process)
  • To contribute to knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease
  • A broader understanding of what it is to be in the scientific community
  • To be a team member on a research project
  • Potential for co-authorship on a publication
  • Free parking and free daily lunch at the hospital cafeteria!

How: Send a cover letter and resume to by March 28, 2012. Include career goals, why you want toz
serve as an intern, relevant coursework, available summer hours, and high school and college GPA. A phone interview and references may be
required. Decisions will be made by April 20, 2012.