Baylor College of Medicine is looking for student interns to work over the summer. To apply, click here.
Psychiatry: ( 2 Interns)
Summer interns would learn the constructs, symptoms, and treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), working primarily in a Veterans’ Affairs setting with faculty from the Departments of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Interns would also take part in an ongoing research project employing neuroimaging and investigating a novel treatment for PTSD by being exposed to procedures involved in testing and analysis. Interns could also be involved in a longitudinal project assessing the relationship between personality and PTSD and physical health. They would have the opportunity to learn basic principles of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analysis, potentially relating fMRI data to diffusion tensor imaging and volumetry data, as well as investigate relationships to behavioral measures. In short, they would have the opportunity to be a real part of an active research team.
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics: (1 Intern)
We are looking for an intern to assist with curation of our phenotype databases for neurodevelopmental disorders and to assist with analysis of these data. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, management of patient records, and the theoretical basis of experimental investigation of these conditions. Depending upon experience and interest, the intern may be involved in analysis of cohort data that may ultimately lead to publication.
Genetics: (1 intern)
The Division of Genetic Counseling is proud to sponsor an internship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. This internship introduces college students to the field of genetic counseling and is designed to provide opportunities for clinical shadowing, genetics research experience and an overall base knowledge of genetics. You will be exposed to genetic counseling in many different areas (prenatal, pediatric, adult/cancer) over the course of the internship. The Division of Genetic Counseling is housed in the Department for Human and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. With over thirty genetic counselors, we are one of the largest genetic counseling groups in the country and work together with the largest clinical genetics program in the country.
Goals of internship:
- Assist with clinic case preparation to familiarize interns with common genetic conditions
- Observe in various clinic settings including general pediatric genetics, pediatric sub-specialties, prenatal, adult, cancer
- Attend weekly genetics case conferences and journal clubs
- Participate in research by completing a mutually agreed upon project that will be selected upon the start of the internship and will be presented to the department at the conclusion of the internship
Who can apply? ( This is only for this specific department) This is a competitive summer internship program is for undergraduate students or those whom have recently completed their undergraduate degree. Candidates must have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher to be considered. Candidates must have completed a college-level genetics course. Ideal candidates have a specific interest in the field of genetic counseling.