HOBI IDEA Summer Internship

The Increasing Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) summer internship program in the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) is an 8-week multidisciplinary research training program focused on improving health outcomes and equity across diverse populations.

The program is open to talented and motivated minority undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about research opportunities and graduate education programs in health outcomes, implementation science and biomedical informatics. Students attending UF and/or Santa Fe College in Fall 2023 are eligible to apply.   

One-on-one learning

Mentorship Opportunities

Interns selected to participate in the program will be matched with a current Ph.D. student and faculty mentor from HOBI.

Diverse Students

The program consists of:

  • an instructional curriculum
  • independent reading
  • training in responsible conduct of research
  • research and educational meetings
  • interactions with established scientists
  • networking
  • peer linkage
  • career development opportunities

The program will culminate with a written and oral project presentation to HOBI faculty and students. 

Students selected to participate in the program will receive a $1,600 stipend based on a 10-hour work week.  


The program is open to minority undergraduate students who:

  • are underrepresented in biomedical research (including students who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or Native American/Alaskan Native/Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander).  
  • are currently enrolled full time at UF and/or Santa Fe College and are entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2023.
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How to Apply

2023 Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 1, 2023.

Please include the following in your application:

  • A Statement of Purpose addressing your career goals, interest in the IDEA Internship Program, potential HOBI mentor that you would like to work with and how it will aid in your professional development.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals (personal recommendations will not be accepted).
  • Resume or CV.

Applications should be emailed as a complete package to HOBI-Education@ad.ufl.edu with the subject “IDEA Summer 2023 Internship Application.”