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Summer Opportunity: Stanford Population Health Summer Research Program

Application Due: January 15, 2021


To provide training and experience in population health research for college students who are from underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the health sciences.


This program is sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, the Center for Population Health Sciences, and the Office of Community Engagement.

Participant Eligibility

  • U.S.-based college students from underrepresented and historically excluded populations (First generation; low-income or underserved rural community backgrounds; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latinx; Indigenous, Native American, or Alaska Native; Pacific Islander; Filipino, Hmong, or Vietnamese; LGBTQIA+; Individuals with disabilities; Veterans; and additional groups). 
  • Interest in quantitative methods for population health-related research.
  • Students accepted to the program will need to provide proof of college student status (documentation will be requested after decision letters are sent, anticipated February 2021). 

Application Components

Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words). Please discuss what drives your interest in the program, what you hope to learn, and your near-term career goals (e.g., type of job after graduating from college, graduate school, etc).

Pre-Health and STEM Advising Office Hours!

As we continue to tweak and modify how we engage with students during this remote COVID semester, the Health Professions /STEM team is pleased to announce that beginning the week of 11/9, we will hold drop in advising hours.

Please feel free to zoom in and introduce yourself if we have not yet had the pleasure to meet, and if we have, we’d love the chance to say hello and hear what’s on your mind. Interested in building a timeline to medical school? Learning about some of our alumni in data science? Familiarizing yourself with  the pre-reqs for dental, nursing or vet school? Hoping to explore summer opportunities or a post-grad job? Please pop in and let’s talk!

Mary’s Office Hours:

Monday, November 9th, 3-4 pm

Friday, November 13th, 12-1 pm

Hannah’s Office Hours:

Wednesday, November 11th, 10-11 am

Thursday, November 12, 10-11 am

Event: Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, Ph.D., MPH – The Seva Foundation and a Career as a Public Health Specialist

Tuesday, October 27th from 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM EDT

Join the Pre-Health society in hosting Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, a leading expert and respected innovator in the field of international blindness prevention and sight restoration. A public health specialist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Gilbert has spent her career co-designing and implementing eye care service delivery systems for some of the world’s poorest communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Gilbert is a co-founder of the Seva Foundation and currently serves as its Director of The Center for Innovation in Eye Care. The Center promotes new ways to address emerging issues in community eye care and works to develop sustainable eye care services based in locally owned and operated institutions across the globe. 

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Announcing 2021 Summer paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate STEM students

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the Summer of 2021. The application system for the 2021 Summer Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on January 12, 2021.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Summer term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

2021 HCC Summer Intern Opportunity

Through partnerships with leading organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, consulting firms, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. 

During the internship, students gain valuable real-world experience and mentorship and complete meaningful projects. Interns also advance their professional skills and personal development through HCC workshops and trainings. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers and connections to health professionals through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path. Interns become part of the HCC family of over 3800 alumni who are health leaders and professionals in health care, public health, mental health and other health sectors and are working to advance health improvement and equity.

Interns will receive an educational stipend ranging between $3,000 – $5,000.

Amazon Robotics Solutions Analytics Intern Summer 2021 (Boston)

January 25, 2021 12:00 PM

Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun. 

Amazon Robotics, a wholly owned subsidiary of, empowers a smarter, faster, more consistent customer experience through automation. Amazon Robotics automates fulfilment center operations using various methods of robotic technology including autonomous mobile robots, sophisticated control software, language perception, power management, computer vision, depth sensing, machine learning, object recognition, and semantic understanding of commands. Amazon Robotics has a dedicated focus on research and development to continuously explore new opportunities to extend its product lines into new areas. Amazon Robotics internship opportunities will be based in the Greater Boston Area, in our two state-of-the-art facilities in Westborough and North Reading, MA. Both campuses provide a unique opportunity for interns to have direct access to robotics testing labs and manufacturing facilities.

Fellowship announcement for graduating premedical students: Gap year

With its affiliated site Beacon Clinical Research, DermCare Experts offers its Dermatology and Clinical Research Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Fellowship (, an innovative two-year program designed to help college graduates gain extensive exposure to patient care and clinical research as well as technical skills (e.g., phlebotomy, vitals, ECGs, basic suturing) necessary to strengthen their medical school application in this extremely competitive environment.

Successful applicants will become certified medical assistants deeply engaged in outpatient dermatology, one of the most competitive medical specialties to enter. In doing so, they will learn core clinical skills and critical thinking applicable to all areas of medicine, as well as gain an understanding about the fundamentals of patient management and clinical decision-making. By working alongside the physician, fellows witness the importance of continuity of care, as they are often the first point of staff contact the patient has with the clinic, and continue following the patient throughout their treatment. Fellows also enhance their interpersonal skills working with the clinic’s culturally and socioeconomically diverse urban patient base.

Program participants also work as certified clinical research coordinators fully responsible for leading a variety of trials sponsored by multinational pharmaceutical companies, and will have a first look at therapeutics in the pipeline. Fellows serve as the main contact for the pharmaceutical study monitor, while managing all aspects of patient recruitment and trial execution under the supervision of the principal investigator. Although many studies are dermatology trials, fellows also work on trials in other disciplines, and are expected to attend fully-funded research training conferences for the trials they run.