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 accept applications year-round for unpaid internships during the academic year, and slots are dependent upon faculty and staff availability to mentor students. Interns typically commit 5 to 10 hours per week in either the fall or spring semester. Summer interns typically commit 10 hours or more per week for 4 to 8 weeks. The application period for summer internships for 2018 has closed, so please check back in September for more information on applying for the summer of 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 (250 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

We encourage students to submit writing samples, but this is not required. 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.