Summer Internship

The application for the 2017 Summer Internship is now closed. 

  • Summer Intern The Summer Internship is a four (4) week, full-time program where MIMS participants are immersed into direct patient observation, shadow mentors in patient care settings, interact with a broad spectrum of health professionals/staff and attend daily skill/leadership development seminars. Participants will observe patient care at a busy, urban emergency department, out-patient clinics and private clinics. In addition to the clinical segment, participants will be educated about the prevention and management of health issues disproportionately affecting marginalized communities.


The summer internship also includes the following:

• Shadowing in health fields such as: emergency medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, internal medicine, public health, nursing and/or physician assistant (depending on availability)

• One-on-one career advising

• Life coaching sessions and team building activities

• Civic service opportunities and field trips

• Final presentation on patient case in front of your peers, program staff, mentors and more.

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To expose students to a variety of experiences in the acute health care setting while providing meaningful mentorship, professional development and personal development support.

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Program Expectations:

1. This program requires a full-time commitment for development and training, and it is advisable that students not work or take classes during the program.

2. A high degree of professionalism, maturity and responsibility is required for this program.

Program Eligibility:

  • Be from a group that is underrepresented in the health professions
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in health
  • Be available to participate full time for the duration of the 4-week program
  • No minimum GPA requirement

For College Students:

Program Duration: July 6 to August 3

Location: Samuel Merritt University

Stipend: Based on engagement up to $1000cpr internship

 For High School Students:

Program Duration: July 6 to August 3

Location: Samuel Merritt University 

Stipend:  Based on engagement up to $650


1. What are the daily start and end times of the internship?

Answer: All interns should plan to be in attendance from 8am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. In addition, interns should allot time outside of the internship to complete daily homework assignments. There will be days program components extend past 4:00pm. Interns will be advised of these days in advance. Attendance is mandatory.

2. May I work or attend summer school while participating in the internship?

Answer: The internship is a full-time commitment working or attending summer school concurrent with the internship is not advised. Working during the weekend or evenings may be feasible, however, interns are expected to arrive prepared on Monday with any assignments and presentation materials completed. Attending summer school is not feasible during the internship.

3. Is housing offered?

Answer: No housing is provided. The stipend may be used to pay for housing accommodations, however, stipends will be distributed upon the completion of the internship. MIMS does not provide assistance in looking for housing.

4. Are meals provided?

Answer: Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided daily for all participants

5. Will I be reimbursed for my transportation expenses?

Answer: Some transportation assistance will be provided, but will pertain primarily to field trip days that require interns to travel to other sites. Interns should prepare their mode of transportation to and from the internship prior to the start date.

6. I am having trouble uploading my resume and/or transcript. What should I do?

Answer: Make sure that you are uploading the document in a word or .PDF format. If you are still unable to upload the document, please email and describe the specific problem you are having.

7. Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to apply?

Answer: No. Applicants are considered regardless of their immigration status.

8.  Do I have to reside in the Bay Area?

Answer: All high school applicants must reside in the SF Bay Area.  College students do not need to reside in the Bay Area but priority will be given to college students currently residing and/or originally from Oakland, California.

9.  Do high school students need to attend an Oakland Unified School District High School (OUSD)?

Answer:  No.  However, priority will be given those applicants who are currently attending an OUSD High School. High School students not attending an OUSD high school are still encouraged to apply.  If you are unsure please see the list of OUSD high schools at OUSD High School List

If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at or 510-835-1747