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PLUMS Internship

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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PLUMS Internship

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Dec 01, 2022
Deadline: Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Penn Medicine's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seeks candidates for available research internship positions for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in medicine*. This internship will be for nine (9) weeks starting on Monday, June 5, 2023, and concluding on Friday, August 4, 2023.

Applicants must have successfully completed their freshman year of undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, have an interest in STEM, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. In addition, applicants must have successfully completed 1 full year of Biology and Chemistry by the start of the program. Applicants should also have strong communication skills and a curiosity for pathology and laboratory medicine.

Responsibilities may include conducting research, compiling data, implementing ideas, helping to develop a study abstract, and participating in conferences and professional development activities. Candidates will also often work closely with other lab staff and personnel.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to further develop critical thinking skills, participate in research within Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, work with renowned University of Pennsylvania researchers, gain an introduction to laboratory career tracks and deliver an oral presentation to faculty, staff, and fellow interns at the conclusion of the program.

If you have any questions, please email us at

For full program details please visit our website at PLUMS Internship

*Under-represented in Medicine (URM) refers to individuals from a background that is traditionally underrepresented in medicine, including but not limited to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, identify as LGBTQ+, have disabilities, are first generation in the United States or first in their immediate family to attend college, or who otherwise would increase the diversity and inclusivity of our student and resident/fellow populations.

*Penn Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

  • University of Pennsylvania student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (including rising seniors)
  • Successfully completed at least one year of undergraduate studies
  • Interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) - No previous research experience is required
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 ("B") or higher
  • Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of Biology or Chemistry
  • Demonstrate an interest and potential to pursue a career in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Application Instructions
  1. Complete online application
  2. Upload resume
  3. Upload unofficial copy of transcript
  4. Upload statement of personal interest and goals
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation

Statement of Personal Interest and Goals

We’d like to know more about you and why you’re interested in this internship. In your own words, describe your career goals and motivation for wanting to participate in this research internship. Please include your area(s) of research interest or the faculty mentors with whom you would like to work with during the program. Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words.

Letters of Recommendation

Two individuals familiar with your academic capabilities and potential for work in pathology and laboratory medicine should complete the letter of recommendation. The letters should be uploaded into the application system. You will have the ability to send the link within the system. Please send the link to the recommender in enough time to ensure the recommendation letter is submitted before the application deadline.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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