Pre-Professional Advising

Internships & Research Opportunities

Please note, any non-CPP program, event or activity information disseminated here is merely for its intrinsic value and potential interest to our students. We donot endorse any non-CPP service providers/organizations and hence assume no liability or responsibility for any potential risks or harms arising out of participation in the listed non-CPP program, event or activity. Please use the information at your own discretion.


ARI-NextGen Student Fellowship Opportunities - Information Webinar April 25th, 2024 from 12-1pm


Cal State Agriculatural Research Institute (ARI) ( was awarded a five-year, $9.5 million NIFA NEXTGEN grant, with 89% of the grant used to directly support students to engage in research and professional projects and professional development workshops.  

 All students will work on a research or professional project, attend professional development workshops, and have the opportunity to receive travel support to attend a professional meeting. 

We are now recruiting for the Summer and Fall 2024 cohort (see flyer below).

 To qualify:

  • The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Must plan to pursue a food, agriculture, natural resource, or human science (FANH) career, or plan to attend graduate school in a FANH-related discipline.
  • Must have a faculty mentor.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

 In addition, as part of the ARI-NextGen program, we are recruiting four students for internships with the Environmental Defense Fund and the city of Los Angeles to work on climate resilient water systems program (EDF) and whole-city RO water reclamation (city of LA).   Students working with EDF or LA City will receive the ARI-NextGen Fellowship and support for travel, room and board if needed.   

To learn more about the ARI-NextGen opportunities, ARI is hosting a series of informational webinars via Zoom to inform students of the available opportunities for ARI-NEXTGEN student fellowships and professional fellowships working with the Environmental Defense Fund, and LA City. The next informational webinar is April 25th, 2024 from 12-1pm. Here is the link to register.

If you have any questions about this fellowship, please feel free to reach out to Lauren Young, Administrative Analyst,


2024 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) FALL INTERNSHIP, Application deadline April 22nd, 2024


Internships Offered at the State and Local Levels

CDPH offers two paid internship options for students who are seeking to expand their public health knowledge, earn academic credit, and receive pay for their experience. The CDPH Internship Program coordinates remote, hybrid, and onsite internship opportunities at the state level for students in a wide variety of CDPH Centers, Offices, and Divisions. The Pathways Internship Program expands upon existing CDPH internship opportunities to place students in hybrid and onsite internships at participating Local Health Departments (LHDs), offering students the unique opportunity to intern within their own community.  

 Both the CDPH and Pathways Internship Programs offer professional development resources and engagement opportunities to support aspiring public health professionals. Together, we are recruiting for 75 paid interns for the Fall 2024 semester. 

Fall 2024 Internship Details:  

  • Internship cohort dates are September 4 through December 13, 2024. 
  • Telework, hybrid, and onsite opportunities for various Centers/Divisions/Offices are available. (NOTE: Pathways offers hybrid and onsite positions at local health departments.)
  • Paid interns will receive a salary of $17.00 – $20.00 per hour and may work up to 29 hours per week.    
  • Paid interns must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.   
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units and reside in California throughout the duration of the internship. 
  • DACA and International students are eligible to apply. 

 Application deadline is April 22, 2024 

Interested candidates may apply by submitting an online application package to one or both of the programs listed below: 

 If you have any questions, please contact the CDPH Internship Program Team at and the Pathways Internship Program Team at


UCSF Summer 2024 Pre-Health Undergraduate Program (PUP), Application deadline March 4th, 2024


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department and Epidemiology and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Training Programs offer a summer clinical research training program for 20-40 currently-enrolled underrepresented minority undergraduate students who are planning to attend dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy or other health professions schools after graduation, and who have an interest in a career in clinical and translational research. Students will be paired with a UCSF trainee who studying the design of clinical research. The purpose of the program is to introduce and train students to evaluate the medical literature, to design clinical and translational research studies, and to encourage long-term collaborations between UCSF and students. Tuition and book are included if accepted into the program a $2000 stipend is offered.

To learn more about the program and/or apply, click here:

Who: Currently enrolled undergraduate students who are planning to attend dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy or other health professions schools after graduation, and who have an interest in a career in clinical research. 20-40 students will be selected. Our focus is on underrepresented minorities; however, our definition is very broad and includes minorities within non-minority racial groups, students who are first in their families to attend college, students who are refugees or children of refugees, sexual orientation and gender identity minorities, among others.

When: July 16, 2024 –August 15, 2024

Where: UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Cost:Tuition and textbook costs are covered, and a $2000 stipend is given.

Questions: Contact Gianna Guerrero at


Pathways Undergraduate Researchers Summer Internship Program   Application deadline Feb.  29 th, 2024


Pathways Undergraduate Researchers is a competitive, full-time, paid summer internship program for  rising  first-, second-, and third-year  college students. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds systemically excluded in biomedical science. Interns are paired and immersed in nine weeks of mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group. Interns also participate in a cancer biology education series, attend professional development workshops, and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. 
The application portal is now open and closes on February 29, 2024.

Program Dates & Location:

  • June 17 through  August 16, 2024
  • The program will be held on campus in Seattle. There is no virtual component 

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Rising 1 st-, 2 nd-, and 3 rd-year undergraduates enrolled or intending to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college
  • Able to commit to the entire nine-weeks of the program
  • Strongly interested in scientific research and cancer biology
  • Can participate in Zoom interview with selection panel

Application and Program Information
Program Contact:

Website: Pathway Undergraduate Researchers


Open Call for 2024 Presidents' Commission Scholars Program - Dead line Feb. 12, 2024


If you are an undergraduate who has never conducted research before and is interested in pursuing summer research, please see the opportunity below and reach out to potential faculty member(s) who might be interested in submitting a proposal to sponsor your research.

CSUPERB is pleased to release the 2024 Presidents' Commission Scholars Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The proposal deadline is  Monday, February 12, 2024 by 5:00 PM PT

The Presidents’ Commission Scholars program aims to support up to 11 CSU undergraduate scholars during Summer 2024. Students will conduct biotechnology-related laboratory-, field-, clinic- or community-based research for the  first time. Sponsoring faculty mentors will receive funding to support their research program.

 The Presidents’ Commission Scholars RFP, Proposal Template and application link can be found at the button below.

 CSUPERB defines biotechnology as a fusion of biology and technology. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) lists biotechnology examples. CSUPERB explicitly adds to the list health IT and medical device research and development. CSUPERB welcomes and encourages applications from CSU tenured/tenure-track faculty in all disciplines related to the current practice of biotechnology including, but not limited to, life sciences, physical sciences, clinical sciences, math, computer science, agriculture science, engineering, and/or business.

Please direct questions to Christine Montgomery at or CSUPERB at

RFP/Template/Submission Link


2024 Loma Linda University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) - Application Deadline March 22, 2024


Applications are now being accepted for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, CA. SURF provides undergraduate scholars (sophomores to seniors) with an opportunity to gain hands-on biomedical research experience. Please encourage students to apply if they are interested in pursuing a career in graduate biomedical research. 

The application deadline is March 22, 2024. SURF will begin on Monday, June 10 and will run for 8 weeks. The program announcement and a fillable application form are attached to this email. Please note that we also accept applications from international students (see the attached program announcement for details).

Please visit the SURF website, for online versions of the same program announcement and application form.

Kylie J Watts, B. Med Sci (Hons), PhD (Med)
Associate Professor
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Coordinator

Division of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine
Loma Linda University
AHBS 102, 11021 Campus Street, Loma Linda, CA, 92350
Phone: 1-909-558-4000 x83394

2024 Loma Linda University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Orange County Water District Internship Opportunities


CLASSIFICATION: Natural Resources Intern

(Prado/Corona and Anaheim)

(Up to 25 hours per week)


The Natural Resources Intern will assist Natural Resources staff in monitoring wetland regulation compliance on all District facilities at Prado (Corona) and Field Headquarters (Anaheim). The Intern will also assist with native plant specimen collection and preparation; assist with weeding, irrigation, planting for establishment of native habitat; assist with monitoring nesting bird populations including endangered species; accompany biologists and assist with various field surveys including bird nest box installation and monitoring; capture and remove non-native aquatic and terrestrial species; help maintain artificial streams and native fishes therein; and perform similar duties, as assigned.


Interns must be currently enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or graduate degree program in good standing; successfully completed or be enrolled in at least one course in life sciences; be able to identify wildlife and plants following on-the-job instruction; have knowledge of and some experience in outdoor lore; have an interest in the environment and the animals that live therein; possess the ability to continue an assignment once demonstrated and explained with minimal supervision; and have past experience viewing, identifying, observing and enjoying wildlife.

The Intern must be able to work out-of-doors, sometimes under extreme environmental conditions including intense sunlight and wind; and be able to engage in taxing physical activities such as hiking long distances over very uneven terrain, pulling in heavily loaded nets and traps.

License: A valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance are required.

#1 - Interns must be currently enrolled full time in an accredited bachelor or graduate program related to this field.

#2 - Interns must have at least one year or more remaining in school.

(You will not be considered if you do not meet the criteria for both #1 & #2 above.)

Internships intend to provide meaningful training and work experience for students pursuing academic studies related to the District’s mission and goals. Interns must submit proof of full-time enrollment, class schedules, and grades each semester/quarter. Interns are not eligible for employee benefits. Interns are “at-will” and can be terminated at the discretion of the Department Manager with or without cause and with or without prior notice. This is not a seasonal internship. Interns work year-round.

Please attach the following documents to your application:


  Cover Letter with your expected graduation date, your hours available to work (Mon-Fri), and an explanation how your schooling relates to this internship.

  Class Schedule/Unofficial Transcript showing your current enrollment in a bachelor’s or graduate degree program. The document must list your name and school name, current GPA, units, and your current or upcoming class schedule.


Schedule: We work around the intern's schedule. Working hours are during regular hours, Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This is a part-time internship not to exceed 25 working hours a week. We are looking for interns who can work up to 25 hours/week.

Hourly Rate: Undergraduate: $17 per hour & Graduate: $20 per hour

You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered. Please visit   to complete an application. Candidates given an offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination and background check. A valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply. EOE


Weill Cornell medicine: The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program


In the summer of 2024, the Weill Cornell Medical College will mount the 56th season of the TravelersSummer Research Fellowship (T-SRF).

T-SRF is a seven-weekexperiential research program for  junior or senior premedical students ( students planningto apply to medical school after May 2024)    from diverse backgrounds who are committed a career in medicine and who have a demonstrated commitmentto working with underserved populations.

The program is designed to enhance a participant’s eligibility for medical school and is described comprehensively outlined in the attached brochure,including the application process. The program provides an opportunity for the student to executea research project under the supervision/mentorship of a seasoned WCM faculty member while exposing participants to near peer mentorship, clinical faculty from a variety of specialties, as well aspublic health and clinical topics in medicine, particularly those that impact underserved and minoritypopulations.

This competitive program accepts 25 students per year and thus selected participants are considered well suited for a career in medicine. Additional information about the program, application instructions, and online application can be found on the Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College website.


Keck School of Medicine, USC Bridging the Gaps Summer Research Program


Website:  Keck School of Medicine of USC

Program Dates: June 10 – August 2, 2024

Application Opens: November 13, 2023
Application Deadline: February 5, 2024

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least 2 years of undergraduate study
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA

They encourage applications from students from educationally, economically, and environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals from groups historically underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences.


Kaiser Permanente Apothecary Circle Pharmacy Program (ACP) - 2024 Summer Internship


The  Kaiser Permanente Apothecary Circle Pharmacy Program (ACP) was created to increase the presence of under-represented pharmacists in the profession of pharmacy. The ACP is available to college students  from racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in PharmacyThis includes LatinX, African American and Native American students.

The ACP offers under-represented, undergraduate students who are studying to become pharmacists a program to increase their success for acceptance to a pharmacy school. ACP offers paid summer internships for juniors, seniors and graduate students over one or two summers. The program’s mission is to develop undergraduate college students into capable and experienced pharmacists who will enhance the diversity of the profession. The ACP internship immerses pre-pharmacy students in all aspects of pharmacy: outpatient, inpatient acute care and clinical ambulatory care, while fostering their leadership skills. Additionally, the program leaders mentor the students as they apply to pharmacy schools. 

The KP Apothecary Circle Program is reaching out to career counselors to share this program with underrepresented pre-pharmacy students who would like to become excellent candidates for acceptance to schools of pharmacy. 
The criteria to apply for KP ACP internship:
·        Completion of the second year of college. 
·        A minimum 3.0 GPA 
·        Completion of the application form 
·        A scanned copy of unofficial transcripts for all college work so far. 
·        A two-page essay describing their interest in Pharmacy, their leadership skills, and what makes them the best candidate for an ACP position.
·        Three references ( No letters of rec are needed, just three references listed on the application)

You can download the Apothecary Circle application form (file will automatically download into your device's download folder upon clicking the link).

You can also download the Apothecary Circle description for additional information the paid internship program.


U-GROW: Research education boot camp, paid summer internship - Application due Jan. 13th, 2024


U-GROW is a year-long program led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer in Los Angeles for students from the eight greater Los Angeles-area campuses of the California State University system. We are an undergraduate research education program whose goal is to diversify the public health workforce. Through internships, mentorship, and training, we prepare college students from communities disproportionately affected by cancer health disparities for careers that promote health equity. We will accept a cohort of 15 scholars for Summer 2024.

Applications are due Saturday, January 13, 2024 @ 11:59 PM.

Information Sessions  on Zoom from 12-1 PM : Sat 11/18, Fri 12/1, Sat 12/16, Fri Jan 5

Please use the information in this Google Drive Folder - 2024 UGROW Recruitment materials to distribute widely.  The materials include:

  1. an information sheet 
  2. QR codes to - website, Instagram, mailing list
  3. Flyer
  4. PPT slide to share with other faculty to slide into their lectures easily!

Application is currently closed.

Darrah L. Goo Kuratani, PhD, MPH  
Sr. Research Project Advisor | Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC)


Remote Data Science Internship opportunity for summer 2024 - TechFoundation/Mass General Brigham Hospital 


  Remote Data Science Research Internship offered through a partnership with TechFoundation and Brigham and Women's Hospital are currently accepting applications for our 2024 cohort. 

Applications are open on Handshake Oct 15 - Jan 15 (job ID: # 8376513). For details, please see the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital flyer.


Summer  2023  Community Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Application - Deadline 5/12/2023


The Community Health Improvement Program (CHIP) offered through San Antonio Regional Hospital is now accepting applications for the   Summer 2023 Semester.  CHIP is an experience-based program to study key issues concerning community healthcare and developing practical approaches to support patients. Students consider obstacles to effective healthcare as well as strategies for enabling at-risk patients with chronic conditions to play a more active role in promoting their own health and well being.

Now in our 9th year of operation, we have trained over 300 energetic and compassionate student coaches, and, engaged 500 patients in health coaching that accumulated 5,600 patient months of care. Through the care coordination, education, and support offered to patients,  Student Health Coaches, our Medical Director, Registered Nurse, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, we have  reduced avoidable hospitalizations by 45% and ED Visit by 35%.

Benefits of the health coaching experience:

  •   Hands-on experience with direct patient care.  
  • Experience Interacting with multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
  • Stipend for gas.
  • Learning  to navigate an electronic medical record system.

Program Requirements:

• Sophomore or higher in Health Science, Public Health, Biology, Sociology, Nutrition, Psychology, Nursing, or whose career goals are focused on healthcare service.

• Minimum commitment of 3 to 4 hours per week.

• Valid Driver’s License and access to a motor vehicle.

• Participate in hospital orientation, background check, and TB test.

To Apply:

• Applications for spring 2023 are being accepted now!Deadline: May 12th, 2023

• To apply, contact Sandy Knox, CHIP Manager, at or get more information on the CHIP Program page.