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 fall internships at this time; please check back in the summer of 2019 for an updated posting on fall internship positions. Summer undergraduate interns typically commit 20 hours or more per week for 6 to 8 weeks. High school interns commit approximately 10 hours per week in the summer for 4 to 6 weeks. The deadline for applying to the summer 2019 program is Monday, April 1, 2019.

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, 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. 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.