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An Unparalleled Internship Experience

The Joslin Summer Research Student Internship Program provides 10-12 weeks of practical exposure to diabetes-related biomedical research, ranging from clinically focused to basic science investigation. In addition to direct laboratory experience and interactions with Joslin investigators, students participate in didactic sessions related to diabetes pathophysiology and treatment. During the course of the program, participants present results from their research efforts to their student colleagues and Joslin research staff. 

The 2020 Joslin Internship Program will offer a total of 12 funded positions:   

●  Two positions are for current medical students, dental students, students in other health-professional graduate programs, and graduate students in the physical or quantitative sciences.

An additional four positions are available to undergraduate students. To apply for these positions, please complete the Joslin online application below.

●  Six positions at Joslin are available for medical students through the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes; please see their website for details and online application. We encourage interested students to apply via both mechanisms and to indicate Joslin as the desired internship site.

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1)  Students are required to submit an online application by January 17, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by Joslin staff only after the application process has closed, i.e. AFTER January 17. Notification of acceptance into the program will be completed by March 31, 2020.

2)  We strongly encourage students who are interested in this program to review website descriptions of Joslin Investigator research programs. Participating investigators can be found here. Applicants may identify up to three research investigators of particular interest.

Research investigators will review applications and contact selected students to discuss research opportunities. If there are no openings in the laboratories initially identified by the applicant, the application may be circulated to additional investigators for consideration, if the student so chooses.

Dates for internships are somewhat flexible but are generally 12 weeks in length.

3)  Joslin internship students will receive a stipend for their period of stay.

● Undergraduate students will receive a stipend of $3,000 for their complete period of stay
● Medical and/or graduate students will receive a stipend in an amount based on their period (number of days) of stay per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) student stipend level.

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To be eligible for the stipend, students must be:

● Citizens or permanent residents of the US

● Enrolled and in good standing and must have completed at least one quarter in a program leading to (1) a clinical doctorate or a masters or doctorate degree in a physical or quantitative science, such as physics, mathematics or engineering (for the training grant positions), or (2) enrolled and in good standing in medical, dental, PharmD or other health professional program. For the undergraduate positions, students must be enrolled in and completed at least one quarter in an undergraduate program.

● Individuals already holding a research doctorate or master’s degree, or a combined professional and research doctorate normally are not eligible for short-term training positions.

To be considered for these funded positions, students need to apply to the Joslin program (via this website). We strongly encourage medical students to also apply to the NIDDK program at http://medicalstudentdiabetesreseach.org/, where they should indicate Joslin as their internship site. Students not accepted for or eligible for a funded position will be automatically considered for a volunteer position if so desired.

Please note that the program is unable to assist with travel or housing arrangements for students.

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Participating Investigators

Students who are interested in this program should review descriptions of Joslin Investigator research programs.

Lloyd Paul Aiello
Lloyd P. Aiello, MD, PhD
Ophthalmologist
Director, Beetham Eye Institute
Section Head, Vascular Cell Biology
Senior Investigator
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Keith Blackwell
Keith Blackwell, MD, PhD
Section Head, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology
Acting Section Head, Immunobiology
Senior Investigator
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Susan Bonner-Weir
Susan Bonner-Weir, PhD
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jerry Cavallerano
Jerry Cavallerano, OD, PhD
Optometrist
Assistant Director, Beetham Eye Institute
Clinical Investigator
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Alessandro Doria
Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior Investigator, Section on Genetics and Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Jonathan Dreyfuss, PhD
Mary K. Iacocca Visiting Research Fellow
Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Robert Gabbay
Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President
Clinical Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jason Gaglia
Jason Gaglia, MD, MMSc
Staff Physician
Section Head, Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Hood Center for the Prevention of Childhood Diabetes
Om Ganda
Om Ganda, MD
Senior Staff Physician
Medical Director of the Lipid Clinic
Clinical Investigator
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Laurie Goodyear, PhD, MS
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Osama Hamdy
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
Senior Staff Physician
Medical Director, Obesity Clinic Program
Medical Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Albert Hwa
Albert Hwa, PhD
Operations Director, CCTD
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Elvira Isganaitis
Elvira Isganaitis, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Pediatrics
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Carl Ronald Kahn
Ronald Kahn, MD
Chief Academic Officer
Section Head, Integrative Physiology and Metabolism
Senior Investigator
Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
George King
George King, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Section Head, Vascular Cell Biology
Founder/Director, Asian American Diabetes Initiative
Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Stephan Kissler, Assistant Investigator
Stephan Kissler, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Aleksandar Kostic
Aleksandar Kostic, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School
Andrzej Krolewski, Senior Investigator
Andrzej Krolewski, MD, PhD
Section Head, Genetics and Epidemiology
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD
Section Head, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lori Laffel
Lori Laffel, MD, MPH
Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section
Section Head, Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research
Senior Investigator
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Lessard, Assistant Investigator
Sarah Lessard, MSc, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Myra Lipes, Investigator
Myra Lipes, MD
Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mary Loeken
Mary Loeken, PhD
Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sanjeev Mehta
Sanjeev Mehta, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Pediatrics
Chief Medical Information Officer
Chief Quality Officer
Vice President
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Joanna Mitri
Joanna Mitri, MD, MS
Staff Physician
Research Associate
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medha Munshi
Medha Munshi, MD
Staff Physician
Director, Geriatric Diabetes Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Monica Niewzcas
Monika Niewczas, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Investigator, Section on Genetics and Epidemiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mary-Elizabeth Patti
Mary-Elizabeth Patti, MD
Staff Physician
Director, Hypoglycemia Clinic
Co-Director, Molecular Phenotyping Core
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Marilyn Ritholz
Marilyn Ritholz, PhD
Senior Psychologist
Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Sylvia Rosas
Sylvia Rosas, MD, MSCE
Staff Physician
Director, Latino Kidney Clinic
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Jean Schaffer
Jean E. Schaffer, MD
Associate Research Director
Member, Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Paolo Antionio Silva, Opthalmologist
Paolo Antonio Silva, MD
Ophthalmologist
Assistant Chief of Telemedicine, Beetham Eye Institute
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Robert Stanton
Robert Stanton, MD
Staff Physician
Chief, Kidney & Hypertension Section
Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer Sun, Opthalmologist
Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH
Ophthalmologist
Investigator
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
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Thomas Serwold, PhD
Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Steve Shoelson, MD, PhD
Associate Research Director
Section Head, Pathophysiology and Molecular Pharmacology
Senior Investigator
Helen and Morton Adler Chair in Structural Biology
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Acting Section Head, Immunobiology
Elena Toschi
Elena Toschi, MD
Staff Physician
Director, Young Adult Clinic
Research Associate
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Yu-Hua Tseng, Senior Investigator
Yu-Hua Tseng, PhD
Senior Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Amy Wagers, PhD
Senior Investigator
Professor Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Medical School
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Gordon Weir, MD
Senior Staff Physician
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Peng Yi, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Internship Application

The Joslin Research Summer Student Internship Application is open!

Thank you for your interest. The deadline for completing an application is January 17, 2020. Completed applications will be reviewed and notification of acceptance into the program will be completed by March 31, 2020. For questions and problems that are specific to the online application form, please email us at Research.Computing [at] joslin.harvard.edu.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at SummerStudent [at] Joslin.Harvard.edu.