For College Students

Career 911

This online course, subtitled "Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare," offers insight into healthcare career options and strategies for entering the workforce.

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Community Health in Action Mentorship Program (CHAMP)

The focus of this six-week program is on community health and public health through the lens of Lurie Children’s pillars; students will get to work on their own public health projects.

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ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program

This comprehensive learning experience is designed Chicago-area undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school. Trainees will learn academic, technical and professional skills in preparation for careers in social, behavioral and biomedical research and healthcare.

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EMPOWER (Encouraging Mentoring & Preparing on Workforce Education Readiness)

This six-week paid internship for young adults with minor or chronic disabilities places students in non-clinical entry-level positions.

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Health Equity Scholar Program

This volunteer opportunity provides individuals with three to six months of substantive experience contributing to academic and professional learning around health inequities in Chicago. Scholars will strengthen skills in research, analysis, collaboration, communication and creative problem-solving to address complex social issues using intersectional approaches.

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HERO (Higher Educational Readiness Opportunities)

College students at Arrupe College of Loyola are offered paid clinical shadowing internships to prepare them to pursue careers in healthcare.

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Inspire 2

Inspire 2 is a mentoring program for underrepresented nursing students interested in pediatric nursing.

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Katz Summer Scholars Program

In this program through Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute and Lurie Children's, undergraduates receive summer experience in research related to childhood health and disease.


Yekaterina Baker

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Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program

This six-week paid internship is designed for students who plan to pursue degrees in biological science and combines intensive research training with support for their academic and professional development.

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NMH Student Nursing Internship

This paid, eight-week summer internship targeted for BSN-prepared nursing students.

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NM Non-Clinical Internships

Northwestern Medicine has a variety of paid summer internships for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare in a non-clinical capacity. Programs last eight to 12 weeks and give participants opportunities to network with NM leadership.


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NM Pre-Medicine Internship Program

Pre-med students can join this program for the opportunity to work at a premier academic medical center for the summer.

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NU-CURE, the Northwestern University Cancer-Focused Undergraduate Research Experience, invites underserved undergraduate students interested in biomedical sciences to participate in leading-edge cancer research and career exploration at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

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This "alternative spring break" program provides an immersive, weeklong introduction to careers in medicine for Northwestern University undergraduate students from underrepresented groups.


Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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NU Path

NU Path, through partnership with the Arch Scholars programs at Northwestern University, offers exposure to medicine through mentoring, tutoring and workshops for participating students interested in a pre-health or pre-med track.


Nicole Fancher

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Pre-Physician Assistant Internship

This eight-week summer program is designed for promising undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant. Students will receive experience in both clinical observation and focused project work.


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Radiology Internship Program

During this eight-week program, prospective radiology professionals will be exposed to multiple roles within the field. Successful participants will be offered a role at NM while they pursue their degree.


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Senior Mentoring Educational Development (M.E.D.) Research Program

This two-week program provides undergraduate students with healthcare career exposure, workforce development and research skills.

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This mentorship workforce initiative engages college students in strengthening and sharing their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) interests and passions with middle-school aged youth from their communities, with the goal of integrating STEAM into everyday out-of-school time.

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Student Nurse Internship

In this intensive, eight-week summer program student nurses partner with a nurse preceptor to develop critical thinking skills, hone technical skills and learn how to prioritize care. Students will also participate in classroom learning sessions and Grand Rounds.

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The T37 Northwestern University Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training Program provides health disparities research training experiences to underrepresented students and trainees at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels in order to prepare and enhance the next generation of investigators committed to improving minority health and reducing health disparities.

Learn About NU-MHRT

Year Up

Year Up is an intensive skills-training program for underserved young adults.The first Year Up Chicago cohort working within Feinberg’s Research Administration recently completed the program.

Visit the Year Up Site