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Division of Medical Ethics Education Medical Ethics Internship Program

Medical Ethics Internship Program

NYU Langone's Division of Medical Ethics offers internships for high school and college students. Interns collaborate on ongoing projects with faculty and participate in division activities in research ethics, sports ethics, transplant ethics, allocation of medical resources, and clinical ethics.

As an intern, you get a broad range of experience, including the opportunity to work on literature reviews and analyses, edit manuscripts, and develop resources for our High School Bioethics Project. Interns typically work 5 to 10 hours per week in the fall or spring semester, or 10 hours or more per week in the summer, for 4 to 8 weeks.

We offer several paid internships in the summer and additional unpaid internships during the academic year depending on faculty availability to serve as mentors to selected interns.

Eligibility and Application

We are not currently accepting applications for fall of 2019. The deadline to apply for our summer program is March 23, 2020. A committee of faculty and staff in the Division of Medical Ethics reviews applications and selects interns.

To apply, please provide a CV, a short statement of around 250 words explaining why you wish to intern with the division, and a letter of recommendation. Writing samples are encouraged but not required. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Email all application material to Kelly McBride Folkers, MA, senior research associate, at with “Internship” in the subject line. In general, we seek candidates with strong writing skills and an interest in pursuing bioethics as part of their careers. Applicants must be at least 16 years old when they apply.

Interns are expected to comply with NYU Langone human resources requirements for new volunteers, including medical clearance and a background check.