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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.
 

Please note: Joslin is carefully monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Some internship positions may be amenable to remote work, whereas others would require on-site participation. Public health guidelines closer to the start of the summer program will determine whether on-site work will be possible and whether measures such as testing and vaccination will be required for interns working on-site.

In 2021, the Joslin Internship Program will offer a total of 12 funded positions:

  • 2 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 4 positions are available to undergraduate students. To apply for these positions, please complete the Joslin online application below.
     
  • An additional 6 positions at Joslin are available for medical students through the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes; please see http://medicalstudentdiabetesresearch.org 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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Additional Information & Application for the Joslin program:

1) Students are required to submit an on-line application by January 31, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by Joslin staff only after the application process has closed, i.e. AFTER January 31. Notification of acceptance into the program will be completed by March 31, 2021.
 

2) We strongly encourage students who are interested in this program to review website descriptions of Joslin Investigator research programs. Joslin investigators are listed below.  Applicants may identify up to 3 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 $3,000.00 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 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 (application website 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.

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

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

6) For questions and problems that are specific to the online application form, please email: Research.Computing [at] joslin.harvard.edu

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Participating Investigators

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

Cristina Aguayo-Mazzucato
Cristina Aguayo-Mazzucato, PhD, MD
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Lloyd Paul Aiello
Lloyd P. Aiello, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator and Ophthalmologist
Director, Beetham Eye Institute
Section Head, Vascular Cell Biology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Keith Blackwell
Keith Blackwell, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator
Section Head, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology
Acting Section Head, Immunobiology
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Susan Bonner-Weir
Susan Bonner-Weir, PhD
Senior Investigator and Wellness Foundation Professor
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jerry Cavallerano
Jerry Cavallerano, OD, PhD
Clinical Investigator and Optometrist
Assistant Director, Beetham Eye Institute
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Alessandro Doria
Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior Investigator
Section Head, Genetics and Epidemiology
Co-Director, Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping Core
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jonathan Dreyfuss
Jonathan Dreyfuss, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Core
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jason Gaglia
Jason Gaglia, MD, MMSc
Assistant Investigator and Staff Physician
Section Head, Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research
Director of Hood Center for the Prevention of Childhood Diabetes
Co-Director, Clinical Translational Research Core
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Om Ganda
Om Ganda, MD
Clinical Investigator and Senior Staff Physician
Medical Director of the Lipid Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Laurie Goodyear
Laurie Goodyear, PhD, MS
Senior Investigator
Section Head, Integrative Physiology and Metabolism
Director, Animal Physiology Core
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Osama Hamdy
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
Senior Staff Physician
Medical Director, Obesity Clinic Program and Inpatient Diabetes Program
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Albert Hwa
Albert Hwa, PhD
Operations Director, Center for Cell-based Therapy for Diabetes
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Elvira Isganaitis
Elvira Isganaitis, MD, MPH
Assistant Investigator and Staff Physician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Carl Ronald Kahn
Ronald Kahn, MD
Senior Investigator
Chief Academic Officer
Section Head, Integrative Physiology and Metabolism
Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
George King
George King, MD
Senior Investigator and Chief Scientific Officer
Section Head, Vascular Cell Biology
Director, Asian American Diabetes Initiative
Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Stephan Kissler
Stephan Kissler, PhD
Investigator
Co-Director, Genome Editing Core
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Aleksandar Kostic
Aleksandar Kostic, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Associate Director, Animal Physiology Core
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School
Andrzej Krolewski
Andrzej Krolewski, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD
Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator and Margaret A Congleton Professor
Section Head, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lori Laffel
Lori Laffel, MD, MPH
Senior Investigator
Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section
Section Head, Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research
Director, Clinical Translational Research Core
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Lessard
Sarah Lessard, MSc, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Myra Lipes
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
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Information Officer
Senior Vice President
Investigator and Staff Physician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Joanna Mitri
Joanna Mitri, MD, MS
Research Associate and Staff Physician
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Medical Director, Care Advisory and Affiliate Programs
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
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mary Elizabeth Patti
Mary-Elizabeth Patti, MD
Investigator and Staff Physician
Director, Hypoglycemia Clinic
Co-Director, Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping 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
Investigator and Staff Physician
Director, Latino Kidney Clinic
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Jean E. Schaffer
Jean E. Schaffer, MD
Senior Investigator and Associate Research Director
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Molecular Metabolism, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Paolo Antonio Silva
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
Investigator and Staff Physician
Chief, Kidney & Hypertension Section
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer Sun
Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH
Investigator and Staff Physician
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Thomas Serwold
Thomas Serwold, PhD
Investigator
Co-Director, Flow Cytometry Core
Steven Shoelson
Steve Shoelson, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator and Associate Research Director, Helen and Morton Adler Professor
Acting Section Head, Immunobiology
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Elena Toschi
Elena Toschi, MD
Research Associate and Staff Physician
Director, Young Adult Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Yu-Hua Tseng
Yu-Hua Tseng, PhD
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Amy Wagers
Amy Wagers, PhD
Senior Investigator
Director, Flow Cytometry Core
Professor Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Medical School
Gordon Weir, MD
Gordon Weir, MD
Senior Staff Physician
Senior Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Peng Yi
Peng Yi, PhD
Assistant Investigator
Co-Director, Genome Editing Core
Lecturer on 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 31, 2021.  Completed applications will be reviewed and notification of acceptance into the program will be completed by March 31, 2021.

Please note: Joslin is carefully monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Some internship positions may be amenable to remote work, whereas others would require on-site participation. Public health guidelines closer to the start of the summer program will determine whether on-site work will be possible and whether measures such as testing and vaccination will be required for interns working on-site

A total of 12 positions are available. Six positions are funded through Joslin; please apply for these spots via this website. Please note that an additional 6 positions at Joslin are available for medical students; this program is funded through the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes. Please see http://medicalstudentdiabetesresearch.org/ for details and online application. We encourage interested students to apply via both mechanisms and to indicate Joslin as the desired internship site.

 

Please note: These programs are open to US citizens or permanent residents only.

For more information about the Joslin Research Summer Student Internship, you can view the 2021 Info Page
If you have questions or comments about the program please email us at: SummerStudent [at] Joslin.Harvard.edu (subject: SUmmerStudentQuestion)

For questions and problems that are specific to the online application form, please email: Research.Computing [at] joslin.harvard.edu


 

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