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Research Internship Program


Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Minneapolis, MN


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RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Training the Next Generation of Health Professionals

An exceptional 12-week cardiovascular clinical research internship designed for undergraduate students who are pre-med or planning a career in medicine.

2019 Key Dates


Application opens:
November 30, 2018 

Application deadline: 
January 15, 2019

Selection Notifications: 
March 15, 2019

Internship Program Dates: 
May 29, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Be a part of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation’s exceptional 12-week cardiovascular clinical research internship designed for undergraduate students who are pre-med or planning a career in medicine.  During this unique educational experience you will be paired with a physician mentor who is actively engaged as a clinician and researcher at a nationally recognized hospital. In addition to being involved in groundbreaking cardiovascular research you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shadow a physician mentor in hospital rounds, watch procedures and listen as care teams discuss cases.
  • Observe an open heart procedure.
  • Attend case conferences where cross-functional care teams discuss difficult cases.
  • Shadow cardiovascular nurses in the ICU and post-surgical care area.
  • Observe leading-edge cardiovascular diagnostic services.
  • Reflect on your career options while hearing physicians’ candid stories of career journeys and passions during lunch and learns.
  • Participate in interactive medical device industry tours and a hands-on tour of cardiovascular specimens at a nationally renowned heart registry.

At the conclusion of the internship, you will showcase your research work at an open house and poster session. Many projects result in the intern having the opportunity to be an author on an article published in a national scientific journal. As well, some interns have the opportunity to present their work at a national cardiovascular conference.

Location: On the campus of the flagship hospital of Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Program dates: May 29-August 16, 2019

Compensation: A $420 per week (less taxes) stipend paid bi-weekly to assist with expenses. We are not able to offer housing support.

https://mplsheart.org/education/internships/the-research-internship-program/