Summer Internship Program

The goal of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) summer internship program is to offer high school students an opportunity to participate in hypothesis-driven research and to interact with graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty in the Department of BMS. Students work in an interdisciplinary environment that fosters critical and analytical thinking and intellectual adventure. In addition, students are encouraged to explore their career goals and will be guided in ways to achieve them.

The BMS Summer Internship is committed to providing hands-on research opportunities to talented students from diverse backgrounds. By exposing participants to all facets of scientific research at the University of Arizona, the program fosters knowledge, skills and confidence, as well as aids students in defining their career goals.

BMS interns enroll, with no tuition costs, in the University of Arizona during their summer break for six weeks of research and science literacy training in the laboratory of a BMS faculty member. The program concludes with a mini-symposium in which students give a presentation describing their research experience.

For more information, please contact the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at or 602-827-2102.

Program Requirements and Application

  • Program Dates:
    • Begins – Monday, June 8, 2020.
    • Ends – Friday, July 17, 2020.
  • Availability Requirements:
    • All accepted interns will be required to a work a minimum of 20 hours between Monday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Individual schedules will be arranged with assigned faculty mentors.
    • Attendance on Thursdays is mandatory.