The Joslin Summer Research Student Internship Program provides 10-12 weeks of practical exposure to diabetes-related biomedical research, ranging from clinically focused to basic science investigation. In addition to direct laboratory experience and interactions with Joslin investigators, students participate in didactic sessions related to diabetes pathophysiology and treatment. During the course of the program, participants present results from their research efforts to their student colleagues and Joslin research staff. 

In 2019, the Joslin Internship Program will offer a total of 12 funded positions:

  • 2 positions are for current medical students, dental students, students in other health-professional graduate programs, and graduate students in the physical or quantitative sciences.  An additional 4 positions are available to undergraduate students. To apply for these positions, please complete the Joslin on-line application below.

  • An additional 6 positions at Joslin are available for medical students through the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes; please see for details and on-line application. We encourage interested students to apply via both mechanisms and to indicate Joslin as the desired internship site.

Additional Information & Application for the Joslin program (see eligibility criteria above):

1) Students are required to submit an on-line application by January 18, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by Joslin staff only after the application process has closed, i.e. AFTER January 18. Notification of acceptance into the program will be completed by March 29, 2019.

2) We strongly encourage students who are interested in this program to review website descriptions of Joslin Investigator research programs. A list of participating investigators can be found here.  Applicants may identify up to 3 research investigators of particular interest.

Research investigators will review applications and contact selected students to discuss research opportunities. If there are no openings in the laboratories initially identified by the applicant, the application may be circulated to additional investigators for consideration, if the student so chooses.
Dates for internships are somewhat flexible but are generally 12 weeks in length.

3) Joslin internship students will receive a stipend for their period of stay.

  • Undergraduate students will receive a stipend of $3,000.00 for their complete period of stay

  • Medical and/or graduate students will receive a stipend in an amount based on their period (number of days) of stay per the NIH student stipend level.

To be eligible for the stipend, students must be:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the US

  • Enrolled and in good standing and must have completed at least one quarter in a program leading to (1) a clinical doctorate or a masters or doctorate degree in a physical or quantitative science, such as physics, mathematics, or engineering (for the training grant positions), or (2) enrolled and in good standing in medical, dental, PharmD, or other health professional program. For the undergraduate positions, students must be enrolled in and completed at least one quarter in an undergraduate program.

  • Individuals already holding a research doctorate or master’s degree, or a combined professional and research doctorate normally are not eligible for short-term training positions.

To be considered for these funded positions, students need to apply to the Joslin program (via this website). We strongly encourage medical students to also apply to the NIDDK program (application website, where they should indicate Joslin as their internship site. Students not accepted for or eligible for a funded position will be automatically considered for a volunteer position if so desired.

4) Please note that the program is unable to assist with travel or housing arrangements for students.

5) If you have any questions, please email us at:

6) For questions and problems that are specific to the online application form, please email:


Thank you for your interest in Joslin’s Summer Research Student Internship Program!