We Invite You to Participate in an Exciting Summer Research Program on the Upper Eastside of New York City!

Program Description 

  • Students selected to participate in the LFKRI-Summer Undergraduate Research Program at New York Blood Center Enterprises will be part of our cutting-edge biomedical research. They will work side-by-side with some of the world leading research scientists.
  • Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests and will work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Research projects in biomedical sciences and public health directly related to the following areas of research: Transfusion Medicine, Hematology and Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology.
  • Students must commit to 10 weeks full time, from June 3-August 9, 2024.
  • At the end of the summer program, students will present their research findings in a formal seminar to the institute.
  • We offer competitive financial compensation. Accepted students will be paid up to $6,000 (please note – this includes salary/housing and travel support).

Qualifications and Selection

  • Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited College or University. International Students studying at a degree granting institution in the US are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should have a strong desire to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences or healthcare.
  • Selection is based upon academic credentials, letters of recommendation, and the congruence of the student’s expressed goals with the internship program. Applicants must have completed at least one full semester of bench laboratory research.
  • We encourage applicants to reapply if they were not previously selected.

Investigators Accepting 2024 Summer Interns

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documentation:

  • A one page personal statement expressing interest for the LFKRI – Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Please indicate a potential area of research interest or lab you would be interested to work in.
  • Resume/CV with current GPA.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the mentor/faculty to [email protected]
  • Applicants should submit their documentation to [email protected].
  • Submission deadline is January 31, 2024.
  • Applicants will receive an email notifying them of a decision between March 1-March 8.
  • For questions about the program, please reach out to Avital Mendelson at [email protected]