Undergraduate Internships


Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) offers volunteer positions for summer research internships to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research, public health and medicine. Internships are for eight weeks and may be extended with the approval of the mentor.

LIMR encompasses a dynamic group of scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research in cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, cancer and diabetes. LIMR’s investigators also perform patient and community-oriented research in public health. Selected students will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with a specific Principal Investigator and participate in a research project. Students will perform experiments and/or gather data and learn new concepts related to their field of study and basic principles of research methodologies.

The goal of our program is to ensure that students’ experiences at LIMR will enhance their interest in research and solidify their decision to pursue careers in biomedicine and public health. The internship program represents our continued commitment to the education and training of young adults who will be the scientists and caregivers of tomorrow.

Interested students should apply to the program by sending ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS BY MAIL (NOT EMAIL) to:

Dr. Jim Mullin
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096

  • A cover letter describing your career goals and why you are interested in the Summer Intern Program. Please specify whether you are applying for an internship in biomedical or public health research. You may indicate the specific type of research you are interested in after reviewing the research programs of our faculty on LIMR’s website.
  • A resume that includes your contact information (email address and telephone number), relevant course work, and laboratory and/or community experience.
  • An official college transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation from a college professor or former high school teacher.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 6, 2015.
Applicants will be notified of their status by April 3, 2015.
The program will begin on June 1, 2014.

Eligibility is limited to US citizens and Permanent Residents. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. Students are encouraged to seek funding and/or course credits from their University for the internship.

Contact Info

Please submit all applications to:

James Mullin, PhD
LIMR Training Programs
and Medical Education

Lankenau Institute
for Medical Research
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096


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