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Summer Research Programs

Summer Programs

As one of the top research universities in the United States, Case Western Reserve University highly values student research which provides opportunities for active learning, practical experience, and training. Below is a list of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students offered by the University, School of Medicine or in the Cleveland area.

Undergraduate Research

Academic Careers in Engineering and Science for Minority Students
May 30-August 4, A 10-week, biomedical research program for minority undergraduate students in science and engineering. Stipend $3,500 and support for meals, housing, travel, and supplies. 

Heart, Lung and Blood Minority Research Training Program, May-August
An 8-10 week program for minority, low-income, or disabled undergraduate and medical students in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological or sleep disorders research, with a weekly seminar series and poster session. Stipend $1,750 per month, plus support for housing and travel. Application Deadline for Undergraduates: February 15, 2017 Application Deadline for Medical Students: March 1, 2017

MetroHealth Chester Scholars Program, May 30-July 28, 2017
A 10-week program in clinical or laboratory research settings at MetroHealth Medical Center that includes observation of surgery and hospital rounds. Open to 15 students who have completed their second year of undergraduate studies in the sciences, and who is either an Ohio resident or attends an Ohio university. Stipend $2,500. Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Pediatrics Program in Summer Research, May-July or June-August 
A 10-week program in biomedical and psychosocial research relating to pediatric disorders supported by the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University. Open to undergraduates who have completed the first year of study from any U.S. college or university. Stipend $3,000. Application Deadline: February 28, 2017. Please contact Connie May at

Summer on the Cuyahoga Internships (SOTC), June - August
SOTC offers PAID internships in a variety of fields including finance, technology, marketing, IT, human resources and entrepreneurialism.  About 60 students from Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Smith College, University of Chicago and Yale University participate in SOTC, and the program also includes FREE housing at CSU, an immersion program into the civic, cultural and social opportunities in Greater Cleveland, and connections to CWRU alumni hosts.  Employers post positions on the SOTC website from Nov - March, and interviews and offers/acceptances occur according to each employer's schedule.

Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology, May 30 - August 4
A 10-week, hands-on research program in molecular pharmacology offered through Case Western Reserve University's Department of Pharmacology, and funded, in part, by the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics-sponsored Summer Program in Undergraduate Research. Open to those completing their sophomore or junior year, who have strong academic records and have completed at least one laboratory course prior to application. Stipend $3,000 plus lodging and food allowance. Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Various opportunities for juniors and seniors to gain hands-on experience in laboratory techniques and to explore careers in biomedical research. 

Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine, June 12-July 28
A seven-week program including state-of-the-art lectures, cutting-edge bench research, and opportunities to write scientific research articles for publication in medical journals. The focus of this internship is on human infertility and reproductive medicine research with world-renowned scientists from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine. Open to medical or undergraduate students interested in a medical career. Application Deadline: March 3, 2017

The Cleveland Foundation Summer Internships Program
Since 1999, the Cleveland Foundation has conducted a summer internship program that provides undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to work for 11 weeks in Cleveland-area nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Application Deadline: January 23, 2017

The NASA Glenn Research Center Research Internships
The Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio consists of internships for High School Students, College Students, and Secondary School Teachers. 
Student Application Season: November - March

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), July (a year-long program)
The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) provides an outstanding environment for students who feel additional preparation in research is needed. PREP Scholars enjoy mentored research experience, graduate courses, GRE workshops, and a variety of venues to interact with and learn from some of the best researchers in the world. Application Deadline: March 15, 2017