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MaineHealth Institute for Research Internship

Position Summary
Research interns in MaineHealth Institute for Research Summer Undergraduate Research Program (MHIR SURP) will have a unique opportunity to conduct research in diverse clinical and biomedical science fields during the summer months. During the ten-week program students participate in mentored research projects with faculty scientists and clinicians. Students also attend lectures and workshops featuring topics including bioethics, animal use in biomedical science and scientific presentation skills, as well as the opportunity to attend presentations by guest scientists and MHIR faculty.
MHIR has a two part application process: applicants must complete both the MMC Employment application AND the MHIR-specific program application found HERE (if you are unable to select the hyperlinked text, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:
Please complete the employment application and then complete the MHIR Program application. Both steps must be completed in order for you to be eligible for selection.
Research interns participate in projects with qualified mentors and staff. We help interns understand scientific problems as well as give them opportunities for practical laboratory and/or clinical research experiences. Internships allow students to explore the practical aspects of biomedical research by participating in ongoing projects and observing or learning techniques. In addition, internships provide introduction to a network of research professionals to assist in the career development of the student.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate college program or community college program, or be a high school senior at least 18 years of age. College seniors who graduate in the 2022-2023 academic year are eligible to apply.
  • Must work independently, take initiative to complete assigned projects with minimal direction, and be able to prioritize tasks within an assigned project.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other technologies

Additional Information
Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.