Summer Clinical & Patient-Oriented Opportunities

These organizations have hosted Princeton students in recent years. This is not an exhaustive list! Be sure to check the HPA Vitals newsletter regularly for the most recent opportunities. Additional listings of summer jobs and full-time positions available to Princeton students and alumni can be found in Handshake, maintained by the Center for Career Development. 

Summer Opportunities Spreadsheet

A google spreadsheet of summer opportunities. Highlighted opportunities are also shared weekly in our Vitals newsletter.

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Princeton Sponsored Summer Opportunities

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Princeton Sponsor Description
Learning & Education through Service (LENS) clearinghouse for service and social impact internships, including grant funding for DIY summer experiences
Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) connects students with nonprofits and Princeton alumni through paid summer internships

International Internship Program (IIP)

structured internships abroad including service and research

Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)

funding and formal internships for summer endeavors that connect academic work to the community

Streicker International Fellows Program

Streicker Fellows design their own internships in conjunction with a hosting organization, in any academic or professional area, and in any geographic region outside of the United States.

Bogle Summer Service Awards Bogle Fellows identify their own community partners, with guidance from Pace staff as needed, and work with community partners to support their service and civic engagement mission.
The Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Awards enables sophomores to devote the summer to an independent project that will significantly enhance their personal growth and intellectual development.
Center for Health & Wellbeing offers internships to explore multidisciplinary aspects of global health and/or infectious disease. There are some established internships and some funding support for unpaid global health internships.

US Based Clinical Opportunities

Program Name Description
Camp Jabberwocky  This camp is run for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities and runs for about eight weeks. Students can volunteer as counselors.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) summer camps Counselors oversee numerous camp activities including recreational swimming, sports, hiking, arts and crafts, and theater. Beyond the traditional camp activities, counselors also help the campers maintain their manage their diabetes, including assisting with blood monitoring and educating campers about maintaining a balance of diet, exercise, and insulin.
Camp Holiday Trails A camp for children with special needs that offers paid counselor positions for our summer residential camp sessions that run from late June through mid-August. 
Hole in the Wall Camps A family of camps for children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions. 
The Overlook Summer Internship (Morristown, NJ) Unpaid month-long structured shadowing program with rotations in many departments.
Summer Clinical Internship Program (New Brunswick, NJ) Unpaid six-week structured shadowing and lunchtime seminar series.
St. Mary's Medical Center (Langhorne, PA) Ten-week structured hospital volunteer/shadowing program.
St. Vincent's Medical Center Research Associates (Bridgeport, CT) Unpaid program. Responsibilities include: identifying and enrolling patients who are eligible for various research studies; obtaining demographic and historical data; being involved in the informed consent process; and facilitating the production of the research. 
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) With 12 sites across the country at medical and dental schools, the SHPEP provides a glimpse into life as a health professions student - participants shadow professionals, take part in academic work, live in student dorms, and receive guidance and mentorship. The program provides a stipend and housing.
Project Healthcare (NYC) Unpaid program in the NYU Langone Department of Emergency Medicine.
DeBakey Summer Surgery Program (Houston, TX) Unpaid opportunity for students to work with surgery faculty mentors and shadow their activities.
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Search for a clinic near you where you may be able to volunteer.

International Opportunities

Program Name Description
Atlantis Pre-Med International Fellowship Shadow physicians in European or South American hospitals for 20 hours/week. Fellows rotate through different specialties in clinical settings.
Child Family Health International Gain exposure to clinical and public health realities, and build relationships with health care providers abroad and like-minded fellow trainees.
Unite for Sight Assist physicians in providing eye care in Ghana, Honduras, and India.

Guidelines for Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad

Before agreeing to participate in clinical experience abroad, consult these guidelines for providing patient care outside of the US. These two governing bodies have carefully considered the potential issues you might face.

"While many students have had beneficial experiences through involvement in patient care activities abroad, and services have been provided to people in need, the potential for harm and abuse in these situations cannot be ignored."