College Student Summer Internship Program

Program Coordinator: Kelli Lazar
 College Internship Program Coordinator
Magee-Womens Research Institute
Phone: 412-641-6052
Fax: 412-641-3580

Training Future Researchers

Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is an independent research institute and one of the largest institutes in the nation that focuses on reproductive biology, women’s health, and infants’ health. Our College Student Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in basic, translational, or clinical scientific research with the goal of interesting students in biomedical research as a potential career.

Our Research Areas

Development & Regenerative Medicine, Female Cancer, Gynecology, Infectious Disease, Pregnancy, Reproductive Physiology, Gonadal Biology & Fertility, and Women’s Health.

What to Expect

During the 8-week program (40 hours per week), each student has the opportunity to work on their own research project under the guidance of an investigator(s) at MWRI. The Institute includes basic, translational, and clinical faculty researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Ob/Gyn/RS as well as from other departments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

In addition, students will attend informal lunch and learn sessions where junior and senior investigators will discuss biomedical science as a career from their personal perspectives and journeys in the field. At the end of the program, students present their research findings to other participants as well as to the MWRI faculty and staff at the annual College Program Presentation Day.

Program Features

Flexible start and end dates are coordinated between student and the investigator. Students will be paid an hourly minimum wage. Housing is not provided. We will be accepting applications from November 1 through February 1. After the February 1 deadline, students will no longer be able to apply. All applications must be complete to be considered.

Application Process

Applicants who are interested in the College Student Summer Internship Program are required to:

  • Apply online at the University of Pittsburgh during the open application period.
  • Request a minimum of two letters of recommendation from your professors at your college or university to be emailed directly to