Paid internship for minorities interested in biomedical research

Diverse Students

Minority undergraduate students with an interest in health and research are encouraged to apply for a 2023 summer internship with the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) in the University of Florida College of Medicine. The program, Increasing Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) summer internships, offers a paid, eight-week opportunity to work alongside leading biomedical researchers. 

This multidisciplinary STEM research training program introduces students to graduate-level research that focuses on improving health outcomes and equity across diverse populations. A faculty mentor and a Ph.D. student will provide one-on-one guidance throughout the program. As a capstone of the experience, interns will deliver an oral presentation about their research. Students completing the program are eligible for a $1,600 stipend.

Minority undergraduate students from either UF or Santa Fe College who are juniors or seniors are eligible to apply. Visit the HOBI IDEA Summer Internship page for instructions on how to apply. Applications are due by June 1, 2023. 

Interns may discover new career opportunities as they progress through the program’s curriculum and networking experiences. This exposure is unique for undergraduate students because HOBI’s research is purely at the graduate level and beyond. 

The internship program is coordinated by Dominick Lemas, Ph.D., an assistant professor whose research includes the topics of childhood obesity and computational biology. He represents HOBI on the College of Medicine’s Diversity Liaison Network.