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Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
DEADLINE: Friday, January 7th, 2022
LOCATION: Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
CONTACT: Ann Allen
TELEPHONE: 507-538-1433

Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2022 summer undergraduate program in empirical bioethics research. Three to six students will be selected for the summer of 2022.

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. 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 163272BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website ( by January 7, 2022. 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, unofficial college transcript

Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate professors should be addressed to Dr. Richard Sharp, Director, and emailed to .

Top applicants will be invited to participate in a brief phone interview. If you are unable to spend a full 10 wks in Rochester, MN, or are interested in opportunities in our Arizona or Florida campuses, please describe this in your cover letter. Remote or hybrid positions might be possible for well-qualified applicants.


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