Undergraduate Summer Programs

These summer programs are available for free or at a nominal fee in the fields of biostatistics and/or epidemiology:

Boston University School of Public Health Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS)

As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) programs, this summer academic and research program, based at the Boston University School of Public Health, targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in learning about using biostatistics to address public health issues. It provides a stipend for those participating in this six to seven-week program that includes both training in the field of biostatistics and work with actual research data. 

 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Summer Internship in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply for a summer internship.

 

Colorado Summer Institute in Biostatistics (CoSIBS)

As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored SIBS programs, this summer academic and research program, based at the University of Colorado School of Public Health, targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in learning about using biostatistics and data science to address public health issues. It provides a stipend for those participating in this six to seven-week program that includes training in the fields of biostatistics and data science, as well as work with actual research data. 

 

Columbia University Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE)

Held at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) in Columbia University, the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) is a program for high school students and college undergraduates to conduct cancer research with a mentor. The program is aimed at students from underrepresented backgrounds. 

Columbia University Program to Inspire Minority & Underserved Undergraduates in Environmental Health Science Research (PrIMER)

In PrIMER, undergraduate students are able to conduct research in environmental health with a mentor at Columbia University’s School of Public Health. It is limited to undergraduate students in the NYC area who come from an underrepresented background in STEM.

Columbia University School of Public Health Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST)

Funded to encourage the involvement of undergraduate students who come from backgrounds currently underrepresented in public health, the program includes coursework in biostatistics, a seminar series, hands-on training, and a research project.

 

Columbia University Summer Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS)

Hosted at the Columbia University Medical Center, SPURS is a biomedical research program for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM. 

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in public health, the program targets rising juniors and seniors, as well as recent college graduates who remain undecided about a career path. It introduces participants to public health coursework and hands-on field experience. This eight-week program includes a stipend for participants.

 

Computational Biology Summer Program (CBSP)

Undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in computer science or applied math may apply to this ten-week program focused on those interested in applying their technical skills to biomedicine. The program includes a research experience on the Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell, and Rockefeller campuses.

 

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology

This six-week program in the use of quantitative methods for medical, environmental, and biological research includes noncredit courses in biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as a collaborative research project. The program specifically targets individuals who are members of underrepresented groups in graduate education, first-generation college students, low-income, or disabled students. Although all undergraduates may apply, including recent college graduates, preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors, as well as recent grads. 

 

Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics

As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored SIBS programs, this summer academic and research program, based at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in learning about using biostatistics and data science to address public health issues. It provides a stipend for those participating in this six to seven-week program that includes both training in the field of biostatistics and work with actual research data. 

 

Kennedy Krieger Institute Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) 

Funded by the CDC, this program aims to provide public health and leadership training in the area of maternal and child health to students with at least two years of undergraduate studies or recently graduated. This eight-week program provides a stipend.

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE)

Focussed on data-driven research questions in cancer, this internship program provides hands-on skills in biostatistics, epidemiology, health outcomes, and/or computational biology. Participants receive a modest stipend for their participation, and the program is open to all current undergraduates.

 

Morehouse College IMHOTEP

Part of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in public health, this eleven-week program at Morehouse College Public Health Sciences Institute provides training in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. Participants receive a stipend for the summer.

 

Morehouse College Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (MC-PHLFP)

This multifaceted program includes two weeks of coursework at Morehouse College in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health followed by eight weeks working on a hands-on research project at the CDC with a mentor. The program targets current undergraduates or very recent graduates who have an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health. Participants receive a stipend.

 

National Institutes of Health Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS)

Designed to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue graduate education in biostatistics. The program is offered through several different institutions listed here separately. 

 

National Science Foundation National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics Research Ambassador’s Program

Intended for students at least 18 years of age who have recently completed or are currently completing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Appointments include summer internships with stipends in a variety of fields that make use of statistical methods, including Life Health and Medical Sciences.

 

North Carolina State University Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS)

As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored SIBS programs, this summer academic and research program targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in learning about using biostatistics to address public health issues. It provides a stipend for those participating in this six to seven-week program that includes training in the field of biostatistics and data science, as well as work with actual research data. 

 

Stanford University Undergraduate Summer Research in Statistics

Currently restricted to Stanford undergraduates, students receive a stipend for this 10-week research program with faculty for statistics projects in various fields including biological sciences. 

 

University of California Davis (UC-Davis) Mind Institute Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) 

Funded by the CDC and coordinated through the Kennedy Krieger Institute, this program, based at UC-Davis, aims to provide public health and leadership training in the area of maternal and child health to students with at least two years of undergraduate studies or who have recently graduated. This residential eight-week program provides a stipend

 

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Public Health Scholars Training Program

Part of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in public health, this eight-week in residence summer training program at UCLA provides students with a combination of hands-on training, leadership development, workshops, group events, and volunteering opportunities. Participants receive a stipend and should have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in order to apply.

 

University of Michigan Big Data Summer Institute

As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored SIBS programs, this summer academic and research program, based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in learning about using biostatistics and data science to address public health issues. It provides a stipend for those participating in this six to seven-week program that includes both training in the field of biostatistics and data science, as well as work with actual research data. 

 

University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Part of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in public health, this ten-week residential program at University of Michigan School of Public Health Sciences Institute provides an intensive curriculum in the field of public health, as well as field placements for students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or are recent graduates.

 

University of South Dakota Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) 

Funded by the CDC and coordinated through the Kennedy Krieger Institute, this program, based at the University of South Dakota, aims to provide public health and leadership training in the area of maternal and child health to students with at least two years of undergraduate studies or who have recently graduated. This residential eight-week program provides a stipend

 

University of Southern California Los Angeles Biostatistics Education Summer Training Program (LA’s BEST)

As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored SIBS programs, this summer academic and research program targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in learning about using biostatistics to address public health issues. It provides a stipend for those participating in this six to seven-week program that includes both training in the field of biostatistics and work with actual research data.