Penn Genetics Summer Internship Program

The Department of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, hosts a  10-week summer internship program. Current undergraduate students will have the opportunity to engage in diverse areas of genetic research, including the genetics of human disease, model organism genetics, genomics and computational biology, and epigenetics. Students will receive mentorship from faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students and learn more about graduate school opportunities and careers in genetics. Students will also receive a paid stipend. This program is open to all experience levels and aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the fields of genetics, epigenetics, bioengineering, and computational biology. To apply, please send your CV, a letter of recommendation, and a short statement about your interests in genetic research (no more than 250 words) to Eileen McCann at

2024 Summer Details

Program Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2024

Program Benefits: Students receive a paid stipend

Application Dates: Closes March 1, 2024

Who Should Apply: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in college with an interest in genetic research

How to Apply: Send a CV, Letter of Recommendation and a short statement about your interests in genetic research (250 words) to
Eileen McCann at