Education

Mount Sinai’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) College Summer Internship

Under the leadership of program directors, Jane Martin, Ph.D. and Margaret Sewell, Ph.D., the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) provides a College Summer Internship for rising junior and senior undergraduates who want research experience before considering applying to medical or graduate school.   The nine-week research program offers a choice of focus (clinical or bench research) and provides a stipend.  We accept four to five college level interns each summer.

The Experience

Interns are paired with faculty and research coordinators to identify a small project that will be presented at the end of the program.  In past years, interns have worked on projects relating to the Brain Tissue Donation Program, cognitive testing, and particular clinical trials.

Interns work with research coordinators on many day-to-day activities of the ADRC including data entry, data collection, administrative work, participant recruitment, community outreach, interacting with research participants and families at the center, and writing the ADRC newsletter.

In addition, interns attend lectures and didactic classes on topics related to clinical research, dementia, geriatric neuropsychology, and neurological evaluation.  Interns have the opportunity to participate in other educational components of the graduate level psychology pre-doctoral internship program, as well as Grand Rounds.

Dates and Location

The 2017 summer internship program will run from June 5th to August 4th.  Without exception, interns must be available for the entire 9 weeks of the program and commit to three days per week.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays are mandatory; the third day will be decided between the intern and their supervisor.

The hours are 9am – 5pm, and interns work at our East Side Campus:

Aron Hall
50 East 98th Street
Suite 1A
New York, NY, 10029

Application Process and Deadlines

Interested students should send a letter of interest and resume to both Jane Martin, Ph.D. (jane.martin@mssm.edu) and Margaret Sewell, Ph.D. (Margaret.sewell@mssm.edu).  Include your career goals, why you would like to be an intern, your relevant coursework, and your college GPA.  Interviews are conducted either in-person or via Skype or FaceTime.  The application process begins December 2016 and decisions are made by the end of February 2017.