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Deadline: 01/31/2025 (Tentative)

General Information

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is a 10-week competitive summer internship program for undergraduate students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internship is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge, practical training in academic research, and critical exposure to pediatric-focused career trajectories under the direct mentorship of CHOP faculty. Full time immersion in a lab or research group allows interns to experience science and discovery first-hand.

Up to 25 interns will be selected. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend. Free housing will be available. Need-based travel awards may be requested and will be distributed based on availability. Additional information about the program details and an example schedule of the program can be found on the website.

Eligibility Guidelines

All full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating in the Spring are eligible provided that they:

  • Are currently enrolled full-time in a 4-year accredited college or university at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA
  • Are interested in research related to child health and wellness
  • Are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents

CRISSP is committed to diversity and encourages applications from students of all backgrounds; particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or with disabilities.

CRISSP interns must participate in the entire 10-week program, attend all mandatory events, and abide by all guidelines of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and CRISSP. CRISSP interns will be required to sign an agreement adhering to all Terms & Conditions of the program.

Per CHOP policy, all CRISSP students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or provide proof of approved medical exemption).

If you are not eligible for CRISSP, please visit the CHOP Research Institute internship page for information on other opportunities.

Application Details

Check the Application Page for details about upcoming deadlines and application requirements.

Funding Type


Research Offering Type




Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton


Penn, External