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 part-time (3 days per 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.
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 2019 Summer Internship Program will run from June 3rd to August 1st. 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:
50 East 98th Street
New York, NY, 10029.
Application Process and Deadlines
The application and interview process begins the first week of January 2019 and decisions are made by the 3rd week of February 2019.