AHA SCRIP

The Summer Cardiovascular Research Internship Program (SCRIP) Seeks Undergraduate Student Applicants

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K. JANE GRANDE-ALLEN, PhD
Program Director
Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University


Program dates for 2020 are June 1 - August 7. The online application for SCRIP is available here. The deadline for all application materials is February 21, 2020.

This internship is made possible by the American Heart Association.

Located adjacent to the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world - Rice offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates to perform cutting-edge cardiovascular research ranging from fundamental science and translational medicine to community health. The SCRIP at Rice, administered by the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB), will recruit undergraduates from the greater Houston area to perform research in the departments of Bioengineering, Biosciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics.

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The interns will interact with faculty sponsors and their research groups to solve significant problems of relevance to heart disease and stroke patients. The interns will also participate in professional development activities designed to improve scientific communication skills and the recruitment of students into graduate programs. SCRIP will provide a group of young cardiovascular investigators with the foundation and inspiration to translate their research experiences into future high-impact endeavors that enhance the quality of life for persons afflicted with cardiovascular diseases.

Students were expected to devote full-time effort for a minimum of ten (10) weeks during the summer of 2019. The internship provided successful candidates with a student stipend of $4,000.

For details regarding previous AHA SCRIP summer interns and their research, please see 2017-2019 AHA SCRIP Research. More photos of this program, as well as additional IBB summer undergraduate programs, can be found in the links below.

2019 IBB Poster Symposium Awards
2019 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery
2018 IBB Poster Symposium Awards
2018 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery

2017 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery