Project L/EARN Offering College Students Paid 10-Week Summer Internships in Health Research at Rutgers

Are you a visually impaired college student with an interest in health information sytems? Why not apply your unique perspective to this field by challenging yourself with the following summer internship program?

Program aims to enhance diversity in health-related graduate school programs.

College students who want to skip the mindless low-wage job this summer and learn valuable skills in health research now have a new option. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds who have an interest in health-related careers are eligible to apply for a summer health research training program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

That’s because Rutgers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have come together to offer this alternative to uninspired summer breaks through Project L/EARN, which will accept 10 students this year who are minorities, first generation college attendees or who are from low-income families. Participants will assist faculty with research projects and attend daily research training classes. For their work, they will receive the cost of tuition, room and board, a stipend of $3,900, and three academic credits.

Applications are due Feb. 16; selections will be announced this spring.

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