Summer Immersion Program


What is this service?

This 10-week immersion program runs from late May through early August and supports up to 18 students. The experience is designed to engage students in clinical, translational, and health disparities research and inspire them to choose a career focused on research.

Students will learn the fundamentals of research through individual and team-based learning experiences. The program may serve as an internship for students who need to fulfill such requirements. 

The program includes:

  • Orientation and required training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research

  • Work with a mentor on an ongoing, funded research project

  • Classroom work

  • Team projects

  • Various experiential learning requirements

  • A stipend to support full-time commitment (health care expenses are not provided)

Applicants will need:

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • For U-M students: A letter of support from your proposed mentor

  • For non-U-M students: The names of three U-M faculty whose area of research you are interested in

  • Research objectives/goals statement (650 words or less)

  • CV/resume

Who can use this service?

This summer research program is open to students currently enrolled in health-related professional degree or master’s degree programs at U-M and other U.S. institutions. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

Applications are due February 5, 2019. Apply here.

How much does this service cost?

There is no cost for this service. The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.


Summer Immersion Program

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