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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 02/01/2024 (Tentative)

General Information

The University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program is a 10-week intensive summer research opportunity for undergraduate students. Interns will be matched with a Principal Investigator (PI) based on shared research interests. Throughout their time at Penn, interns will work with PIs and other lab mentors to develop laboratory and research skills essential for future graduate school experiences. In addition to laboratory work, interns will participate in seminars that will enrich their understanding of science, participate in professional development workshops, graduate school preparation seminars, and have the opportunity to present at the SUIP Symposium. SUIP is designed for students who aim to pursue a PhD or an MD-PhD in biomedical studies.

Each intern receives a competitive stipend ($5,500), on-campus housing, and transportation costs for one round trip to the University of Pennsylvania.


Applications will open in October with a deadline in February. 

Eligibility Guidelines

The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. We cannot accept applications from international students who do not meet residency requirements at this time.

Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year college for the fall semester after the program ends. Graduating seniors are not eligible to participate. Although it is not required for applicants to have prior research experience, preference is given to applicants who will have completed their sophomore or junior year. Students must be able to attend the full 10-week program. We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation students, and students with disabilities.

Application Details

All components of the application, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

  • Completed online application form via Penn’s application (link), or via the Leadership Alliance (link). Applications are accepted through both platforms and are considered equally.
  • A statement detailing both your career goals and your area of research interest
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty or advisors
  • Most recent unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Resume/CV

More details on the Application Instructions can be found on the website.


Research Offering Type




Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton



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