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The Native American Research Internship

Want a dynamic summer research opportunity? If you are a Native American Undergraduate Junior and Senior student who is interested in Health Science research - this internship is for you!

Located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
- Focus: to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world class research faculty at the University of Utah.
- Goal: to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in Health Science careers.

Each student will participate in approximately 40 hours/week of internship activities. Approximately 30 hours/week will be for research related activities, and approximately 10 hours/week will be for academic/professional development.

You will work closely with research mentors as well as Native American faculty and staff mentors, develop meaningful relationships within the Health Science and Native American research communities, attend a Native American Health conference, and have opportunities to shadow physicians at their clinical practice.

Students will also gain insightful knowledge in the areas of: graduate/medical school preparation, career development, additional academic opportunities, community engagement, professionalism, creating scientific posters, and presenting research material. Additionally, students who successfully complete a summer internship have the option of participating again during the following summer, essentially being able to participate for two summers.

The Native American Research Internship provides students a stipend as well as housing at the University of Utah. Both University of Utah students and non-University of Utah undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required.

Are you interested? Please contact Richard White at with any questions or concerns about the application process.

Below details the Application Process


Please submit completed application package by February 24 ,2012

1. Application Form: Completely filled out.
2. Personal Statement: A one page statement addressing: why you are interested in participating in this research program, your future plans, an how this research program will help you.
3. One Letter of Recommendation: Letter of recommendation should be from your college professor, academic adviser, or a professional reference from previous employment.
4. Academic Transcript(s): A current copy of your unofficial academic transcript(s).

Send complete application package to:

Richard White
Native American Research Internship
University of Utah
Department of Pediatrics
PO Box 581289
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Phone: 801-213-3499
Fax: 801-581-3899

* Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee during the month of February.
* Applicants will be chosen and contacted for a phone interview during the month of March.
* Applicants will be informed via email by April 13, 2012 of the selection committee's decision.

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