NYU School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program

$3,500 stipend for summer research at NYU Langone Health in New York City

At NYU School of Medicine, the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, in partnership with our Office of Diversity Affairs, offers qualified college students who have completed their sophomore or junior year the opportunity to participate in our Summer Undergraduate Research Program, also known as SURP. If you are interested in pursuing an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD in the biomedical sciences, the research internship program can provide you with an inside glimpse into life beyond your undergraduate studies.

As a member of the program, you join approximately 30 students working in our exciting academic medical environment at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center. When you are accepted into the program, you are matched with a laboratory of interest in your preferred research area. Placement ultimately depends on the availability of mentors and the appropriateness of a lab for a summer intern.

Accepted students receive a $3,500 payment, free housing, and reimbursement for round-trip travel expenses. You arrange for your own food and other living expenses.

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In a typical week, you spend most of your time conducting hands-on research under your research mentor’s direction in his or her lab. You also participate in weekly “Conversations with a Scientist/Physician” lunch sessions, journal clubs, and a series of Wednesday seminars followed by dinner at a local restaurant. There are also optional social activities, such as movie nights, museum tours, plays, concerts, and more.

At the end of the summer, you have the opportunity to present your research at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, also known as LANS. You also give a poster presentation to the NYU Langone research community. We encourage you to stay connected with your fellow students and mentoring faculty by joining the NYU Summer Undergraduate Research Program LinkedIn group.

The directors expect commitment to the program on a full-time basis for the duration of the internship. If you cannot commit for the full duration of the program, please do not apply.

Eligibility Requirements

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program application is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The program welcomes applications from mature, well-qualified undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college. To qualify, you should have a competitive GPA and have completed at least one full semester of bench laboratory research.

We select summer research interns on the basis of research experience; academic record; and letters of recommendation from faculty advisors, research supervisors, or both. It is very important that you demonstrate your commitment to a career in biomedical research.

Application Process


In light of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, we are no longer offering the Summer Undergraduate Research Program for 2020. We will accept applications for our 2021 program through the Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)