ACCESS Summer Research Program

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
New York, NY.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation
Dates 4 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Deadline February 1, 2018


The ACCESS Summer Internship Program at Weill Cornell Graduate School will run from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. It is designed for undergraduate students to enhance their understanding of modern biology and medical research.

Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.

In addition to the laboratory experience students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.


Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must:

  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD.
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
  • Be a documented U.S. citizen or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.

More Information

W. Marcus Lambert, Ph.D.
ACCESS Program Director
Phone: 212-746-6565