AID-GC Undergraduate Internship
The Boston University Genetic Counseling Program, located at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, will offer two full-time, paid summer internships for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and populations who are interested in pursuing a genetic counseling career.
The application for Summer 2024 will open December 4, 2023.
Internship highlights include:
- The opportunity to shadow and network with genetic counselors at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
- Exposure to a wide variety of clinical genetics specialties
- Access to several seminars, conferences and case conferences throughout the summer
- Experience with research and laboratory work
- Full-time commitment of 40 hours per week for six weeks at $17 per hour, for a total of $4,080 for the program
All applicants must:
- Be undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors) in an accredited institution of higher education.
- Have a demonstrated interest in genetics and health professions.
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0 with completed college-level coursework in biology, chemistry and genetics.
- Provide immunization records, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination, required for clinical site clearance.
- Have access to housing in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the six-week internship.
|Monday, Dec. 4, 2023||Applications Open|
|Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024||Application Deadline|
|Beginning on March 15, 2024||Results Announced|
|March 2024||Interns Apply for Clearances|
|Monday, June 10, 2024||Internships Begin|
|Friday, July 19, 2024||Internships Conclude|
The internship application requires four parts:
An online application form (The 2024 application form will go live on Dec. 4.)
Responses to two prompts (250 word maximum each):
- Explain your interest in a career in genetic counseling.
- In actively helping to diversify the field, what may be some ways to promote the inclusion of underrepresented voices in genetic counseling in the future?
A current resume or CV
An unofficial transcript from your college or university
Please contact the Boston University Genetic Counseling Program with any questions about the application process.
You can reach our office by emailing email@example.com.
In 2021, the Boston University Genetic Counseling Program joined the Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling, an initiative made possible by a generous $9.5 million grant from the Warren Alpert Foundation. BUGCP has partnered with four accredited genetic counseling programs through AID-GC: the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
AID-GC aims to recruit and retain qualified genetic counselor trainees from diverse backgrounds and populations typically underrepresented in the field, including racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, first-generation college students and individuals from low-income backgrounds.