2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship

2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship

2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship

April 27, 2013

Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
Program in Biomedical Ethics
School of Medicine
University of Virginia

2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship

The Program in Biomedical Ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications for the 2013 summer Biomedical Ethics Internship Program.  Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the Program’s multidisciplinary faculty on a wide range of topics in clinical, research, and health policy ethics. These include, but are not limited to issues in organ transplant and allocation, reproductive health, compensation for research injury, ethical issues at the end of life, policy approaches to substance abuse and chemical dependency, and the emerging use of biotechnology.

Interns will work directly with a faculty mentor on projects of mutual interest or pre-established projects. Additional opportunities, such as observation of clinical ethics consultation and participation in weekly Ethics Consult Service meetings are available. The internships are seven weeks duration, beginning June 10 and ending July 29.

Stipends

The Summer Internship can provide stipends of $2,800 for two students. Students who do not need financial support are also invited to apply. Housing and benefits are not provided.

Requirements

Applicants should be rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, or recent college graduates with course work or related experience in bioethics. They should have an interest in biomedical ethics, and concrete career goals to which the study of biomedical ethics applies. Applicants should demonstrate interest in biomedical ethics through coursework, independent study, scholarship or clinical experience.

Applicants must submit: an application form, a letter of intent outlining his/her interest in the field of bioethics, a writing sample such as a paper written for a course, a letter of recommendation from a former professor/mentor, and a current transcript. The deadline for applications for the 2013 summer program is May 15. Applicants will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in the field of biomedical ethics; scholarly aptitude based on course work, writing samples, and recommendations by mentors/professors; and their ability to contribute to the intellectual community of the Program in Biomedical Ethics of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities.

Inquiries and completed applications/documents should be sent via email to Mary Faith Marshall at mfm@virginia.edu.

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