Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Science and Religion offers four Clinical-Based Research Internships to undergraduate pre-medical students interested in working at the Terence Cardinal Cooke (TCC) Health Care Center, a long-term care skilled nursing facility affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York and New York Medical College that specializes in palliative care for people in their last weeks or months of life.
Interns receive a $3,000 stipend for ten weeks of full-time work, as well as mentored experiential learning in healthcare delivery and the opportunity to develop independent study projects under the guidance of TCC medical staff.
Current sophomore and junior pre-medical students in Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College are eligible. Post-baccalaureate students at the School of General Studies and the School of Continuing Education are also eligible. Awards are based on grades, previous experience (including volunteer work), and a personal statement. No previous research experience is required, and students in all majors are welcome to apply.