Marshall University offers summer research internships for undergraduates

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Students may apply now for two undergraduate biomedical research internship opportunities at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Now in its 12th year, the Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students (SRIMS) includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking. The internship includes a $3,000 stipend, free room and board and assistance with travel expenses.

Deadline to apply for the Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students is Feb. 7. To apply or for more information, visit or e-mail

The American Heart Association (AHA) also hosts an undergraduate internship in collaboration with the Marshall School of Medicine. Participation is open to all students enrolled full-time at Marshall University and neighboring institutions who will not have graduated by August 2020. The internship includes a $4,000 stipend and the opportunity to conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities alongside experienced faculty from the school of medicine. Interns will also present the findings of their research projects at the West Virginia Summer Research Symposium. Housing is not included.

Deadline to apply for the American Heart Association internship is Feb. 21. To apply or for more information, visit or email or  

Both internships run May 26 through July 28, 2020.


Photo: Summer research internships at Marshall University give undergraduate students from across the country hands-on research experience. Sydney Jamison (left) from Hampton University in Fairfax Station, Virginia, and Kia Smith from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, participated in the SRIMS internship at Marshall in 2019.

Media Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Date Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020