The Summer Student Research Program with the Methodist Research Institute at Indiana University Health offers talented students a chance to participate in scientific research through summer employment. Each student is teamed with a physician or basic science researcher who serves as a preceptor. The program provides an excellent and rare hands-on opportunity for students to learn while working alongside an accomplished mentor at a major medical center. A 6-week lecture series addresses topics such as hypothesis development, research methodology, research ethics, and writing and presenting research reports. At the culmination of the 12-week internship, all students are required to prepare a written paper and give an oral presentation summarizing their summer accomplishments. This program is a full-time paid internship. The wage for the 2012 program will be $10 an hour.
1. Students should be science majors who have completed at least 60* semester hours (or the equivalent)
of college course work by the summer they participate in the program; medical students should have
completed their first year. All students must be enrolled full-time at a college/university at the time of
2. Students must be 18 years of age at time of hire.
3. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
4. A commitment to work 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks.
*NOTE: In most instances, completion of 60 semester hours would constitute junior standing at their
SSRP, Program Coordinator
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Indianapolis, IN 46202