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Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
DEADLINE: Friday, April 9th, 2021
LOCATION: Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
CONTACT: Ann Allen
TELEPHONE: 507-538-1433

Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2021 summer undergraduate program in empirical bioethics research. Three to six students will be selected for the summer of 2021. We anticipate that this will be a virtual experience for 2021.

The Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research provides students with a mentored research experience that assists them in preparing for careers in healthcare, science, law, or bioethics. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor to work on a particular ethics research project for approximately 10 weeks over the summer. In addition to conducting mentored research, students participate in an ethics education curriculum.

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Graduating seniors are eligible. Students must have authorization to work and remain in the United States, without necessity for Mayo Clinic sponsorship. All students must pass a background check and post-offer placement assessment prior to their start date.

Interested applicants should apply to job posting 148166BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website ( by April 9, 2021. Candidates must attach the following documents to the online application:

  1. Cover letter describing your career goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those goals
  2. Resume/CV that includes your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
  3. A 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in biomedical ethics
  4. Current college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)

Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate professors should be emailed to Letters should be addressed to Dr. Richard Sharp, Director, Biomedical Ethics Research Program.

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