International Exchange Program for Minority Students

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City is hosting the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students. Current  undergraduate, master and doctoral degree students or recent graduates are invited to apply for an exciting international exchange program. Interns will work on research projects under the guidance of prominent international scientists in one of six countries in Latin America, Europe or Africa. Before interns travel to their assigned countries, they receive one week of orientation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
  • Roundtrip and housing expenses to attend orientation week in New York City and for travel to/ lodging in host country.
  • Emergency health insurance while in host country.
  • Monthly stipend between $1,000 – $1,900 (depending on education level)
  • Be a part of a minority group underrepresented in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:
    • African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and rural Appalachians.
  • US citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents.
  • Available for orientation in New York City, first week of June 2015
  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, PhD, MD or other Master’s or doctoral programs.
  • Students must be available to travel for 11-12 weeks during the Summer. Interns must commit 11-12 full consecutive weeks to the program.
  • Students are also required to write a research report and make an oral presentation of the research performed.
For more information or to apply, please visit the program’s website here:
Application deadline is January 31, 2015


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