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Student Research Internship | 2022 Application

Information and Demographic Information


Thank you for your interest in The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) Program at Scripps Research Translational Institute, a member of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium. To apply, please complete the application form below.

Currently we anticipate our 2022 summer internship to be on-site.  In addition, we will have virtual spots available.  Please advise of your preference.  Note:  if COVID restrictions are still in place, we will pivot to 100% virtual.

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A frequent example of not paying attention to the little things happens with the first question - your name. You must list your FULL NAME, with last name first. Read carefully! 

Note: a CV/resume, unofficial school transcript(s)statement of purpose and video are required.  Consider preparing them in advance, as you will have to upload those documents in order to complete and submit the application. Unfortunately, the system does allow respondents to save and continue the application later. We also ask you to provide the names and contact information (email address or phone number) of two references. An optional letter of recommendation can be included as part of your application or mailed subsequently to

SURI Program is a 10-week summer residential program that brings approximately 40 talented and motivated  students (high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional) from across the country to Scripps Research Translational Institute for an immersive research and graduate school preparation experience. The program offers a stipend and housing for 20 interns who demonstrate need and will be onsite in La Jolla.

Important Dates:

Application deadline: March 25, 2022 
Date of notice: April 30, 2022

COVID-19 & Vaccination Policy:

We currently anticipate having an "on-site" internship in 2022, with accompanying virtual positions. In order to participate on-site in the SURI Program, you must be 100% vaccinated.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving nature of the threat posed by new variants of the SARS CoV-2 virus remains a significant risk to the safety of our Scripps Research community. COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and effective in reducing infection and serious disease. The overwhelming majority of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths now occur in unvaccinated persons, who are more likely to get infected and spread the virus. In view of these facts and the dynamic nature of this pandemic, Scripps Research has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all personnel on campus. Individuals applying to the SURI Program must agree to comply with and abide by this policy. Read more about this policy HERE.

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Contact Us: 
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Education Program Manager at
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NOTE:  We typically do not accept non-immigrant individuals who are not already academic students in the US with current visa statuses, most often F-1 or J-1 student visas.  For F-1 or J-1 student visas, immigration documents must be issued for studies related to biomedical sciences and in many cases, the student must be approved for CPT or AT in advance (curricular practical training or academic training) by their international student advisor or program sponsor (if applicable). If an international applicant in the US is selected by a faculty mentor, their participation will be considered based on whether they have a legal status to participate in an internship in the US. *This question is required.