Internship Program for High School and College Students

The Division of Medical Ethics welcomes applications for appointments as high school and college interns. Interns collaborate on ongoing Division projects with Division faculty and participate in Division activities. Interns' responsibilities typically include literature review and analyses, editing manuscripts, and developing resources for the Division's High School Bioethics Project. We seek candidates with strong writing skills and an interest in pursuing bioethics as part of their careers.

We are not accepting applications for internships during the 2019 academic year at this time. Please check back in August 2019 for an updated posting on internship positions during the academic year. These slots are subject to faculty and staff availability.

The application cycle for summer 2019 internships is now closed. Please check back in August 2019 for information on the summer 2020 program. Summer undergraduate interns typically commit 30 hours per week for 6 to 8 weeks. High school interns commit approximately 10 hours per week in the summer for 4 to 6 weeks.

Selected individuals will have desk space and computer access at the Division, located at 227 East 30th Street, in New York City. Applicants must be 16 years old when they apply. Selected interns will be expected to comply with the NYU School of Medicine Human Resources Department's requirements for new volunteers, including medical clearance and background check.

To apply, send a resume or CV, a short statement (300 words) explaining why you wish to intern with the Division, and one letter of recommendation via email (with "Internship" in the subject line) to the chair of the committee, Kelly Folkers, MA, at Please be sure that all components of the application are in PDF or Microsoft Word attachments. We encourage students to submit writing samples, but this is not required. Acceptable writing samples include research papers in which students have taken and defended an argumentative stance or academic or scientific research papers. Interns will be chosen by a selection committee comprising Division faculty and staff.

The Division of Medical Ethics, directed by Arthur Caplan, PhD, has particular strengths in research ethics, sports ethics, transplant ethics, allocation of medical resources, and clinical ethics.