The Mount Sinai Genomics Summer Scholars Program is an internship program open to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities in science and medicine backgrounds. Our 10-week program offers innovative, world-class programs to students interested in genetics and genomics research.
“The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences is committed to building a diverse and anti-racist next generation of scientists and expanding the pipeline of researchers from underrepresented communities.”
Efrat Eliyahu, PhD
Mount Sinai Genetics and Genomics Summer Scholars Director
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Mount Sinai Genetics and Genomics Summer Scholars is a 10-week summer research opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students from the New York City area to perform cutting-edge research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, providing students with an interdisciplinary research experience in experiment-based and/or computation-based research, mentoring, and professional development opportunities. Students will work full-time on a research project, while mentored by a researcher in genetics and genomic sciences. In addition to research, participants will attend regular events, such as scientific seminars. Undergraduate students from fields including biology, computational biology, mathematics, computer science, statistics, data science, and engineering are welcome to apply.
$5,000, plus $300 commuting reimbursements
January 1, 2023
June 5 to August 7, 2023
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dates are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the beginning of the program. The program may be held remotely or in person, depending on the situation.
Benefits for Students
- 10 weeks of research experience
- Biweekly seminars
- A stipend of $5,000
- Reimbursement of commuting expenses (up to $300)
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be an undergraduate, rising sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application
- Identify as an underrepresented minority in STEM
- Online application form
- One-page CV/resume
- Unofficial college transcripts
Personal statement: should include research experience, if any, reasons you are applying for this internship, research interests, and career interests and plans following graduation