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Internships - For Students


Advanced Ph.D. candidates who are registered as full-time Johns Hopkins University students eligible to apply for a BCI internship. In some cases, biomedical postdocs are also eligible. Different schools may have slightly different requirements, so please contact us for more information.



  1. Read the FAQs: The FAQs provide helpful answers to a number of questions you might have as you consider an internship.
  2. Review Current Opportunities: A list of current opportunities, along with deadlines, is available on our Offerings page.
  3. Submit the Intent to Apply Form: In order to be considered for an internship, you must submit the Intent to Apply Form with signatures from your PI and graduate program director by the indicated deadline.
  4. Submit an Application: To apply for an internship, you will be required to submit a resume and cover letter to BCI by the indicated deadline. Please contact BCI or the Professional Development and Career Office if you would like us to review your materials. BCI will submit these application materials to the internship sites for you. If you would like to be considered for more than one internship, you will need to tailor your resume and cover letter for each internship opportunity.
  5. Interviews: If a company is interested in interviewing you, they will contact you directly to set up an interview.
  6. If Selected: If selected for an internship, you will need to submit a MOU (memorandum of understanding), signed by you, your PI, your graduate program director, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education. There are different forms for each Hopkins school. Please visit the Important Documents to find the one that corresponds to your school.



The annual internship application period opens on November 15th, 2022 and closes with the internship application deadline on January 18th, 2022. Interviews for internships take place in February 2023, and placement is flexible throughout 2023. Some internships may be offered "off cycle" depending upon an employer's needs. These opportunities will be shared through BCI listservs and on this website as they become available.

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When is the best time to complete an internship?

Any Ph.D. student is eligible to pursue a BCI internship after they have finished their qualifying exams. The timeline for your internship depends on your individual academic/research needs, the needs of your lab or research project, and the projects provided by the internship host site. This is all negotiated during the application process.

Dr. Braun is happy to meet with you to discuss your individual timeline and needs, as well as how to discuss internship opportunities your PI, mentor, or thesis advisor. 


Funding and Health Insurance

BCI interns receive the equivalent of a stipend and health insurance (roughtly $25/hour). Neither you nor your PI will be responsible for these costs. Some internship providers have arranged to pay you an hourly rate directly. In some cases, this hourly rate may exceed the rate you currently receive from Johns Hopkins. 

You can elect to stay on your Johns Hopkins health insurance for the duration of your internship. If you are made an internship offer, you will connect with your department administrator to confirm the amount that is currently being paid for your health care benefits and record this amount in the student/postdoc Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) form. Note: all international students and postdoctoral fellows are required to stay on JHU insurance while they complete an internship. 

If you are receiving your current salary or stipend through a grant, please check with your grant supervisor prior to applying for an internship to see whether you are eligible for a full- or part-time internship. Some grants prohibit you working on projects outside of those outlined in the grant. It is your responsibility to confirm grant details with the grant supervisor prior to applying for a BCI internship.  


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Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more or contact Dr. Amy Braun at [email protected].

You can also read about past interns' experiences in Maximizing Your Internship Experiencewritten by BCI alumna Mollie Rappe, PhD.

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