Summer Undergraduate Research Program

June 2nd to August 1st, 2014

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The NYU Musculoskeletal Research Center invites applications from college students for participation in a summer research internship program in musculoskeletal research. The purpose of the program is to give students who may be interested in pursuing careers in musculoskeletal research the opportunity to be exposed to the academic medical environment at a major research center. The program includes hands on research, exposure to the practice of medicine, and participation in professional level and career seminars. A nominal stipend will be provided to offset time & effort in our program, as well as reasonable travel and lodging costs. (Please note, however, that travel and lodging arrangements are ultimately the responsibility of the participants.)

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

The program is designed for undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college. Qualified applicants should have a 3.4 GPA or better and at least one full semester of bench laboratory research. This program is open to all U.S. and international students who are currently attending a U.S. college or university only. 

COMMITMENT TO MINORITY STUDENT REPRESENTATION

The Musculoskeletal Research Center is committed to increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences pursuing PhD, MD or MD/PhD studies.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Instructions

Deadline: March 7th, 2014

Interested students must complete the application form and submit a personal essay with the application. Additionally, students will be required to submit two letters of recommendation and an official transcript from all colleges and universities previously attended. Please follow all directions below. 

1. WRITE YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT

Before submitting the application form, students are required to write a personal essay (approximately 500 words) that explains the student's career plans and reasons for applying to the MRC Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Please indicate your areas of interest and describe any research experience and/or courses of laboratory work that have stimulated your interest in musculoskeletal research. Your personal statement needs to be specific to the Musculoskeletal Research Program. Please enter your essay in the space provided on the second page of the application form.

2. CHOOSE YOUR RECOMMENDERS

You will be required to include the names of the faculty members who will be writing your letters of recommendation in the application form. It is advisable that you request a letter from someone with whom you have done research, as well as a letter from a professor, dean and/or advisor who knows you well. Please have letters of recommendation sent directly to the Musculoskeletal Research Center. See below for the address.

3. APPLICATION FORM

Please click here to access the application form. (The application works best if opened in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.) There is space on the second page of the application form for students to paste their personal statements. Please fill out all of the required fields of the form before pressing the Submit button. When you press the Submit button you will be directed to an email to which your application form is attached. Please attach your CV/Resume in PDF format to this email as well. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a photograph in JPG format with the application, if possible. 

4. REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT

Ask your college or university registrar to send an official transcript(s) directly to the Musculoskeletal Research Center. It is the responsibility of the applicant to insure that all application materials, including both letters of recommendation and official transcript(s) are recieved at the program office by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

PLEASE HAVE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AND TRANSCRIPTS SENT TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:

Jessica Meng, Program Assistant
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
301 East 17th Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10003

Due to the large number of applicants and limited amount of space, only applicants who are selected for the program will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.