Skip Navigation
Search Menu
Neurology and Neurosurgery

In This Section      

The Challenge

To stimulate interest in a career in brain science and medicine through pre-college exposure to a professional academic research and clinical environment combined with short- and long term mentoring, educational resources and encouragement.


To create a workforce of qualified clinicians and researchers from diverse backgrounds built through a workplace mentoring program.


Mentorship of juniors or seniors from Baltimore City high schools by Hopkins faculty members in the neurological sciences for 8 weeks in the summer. Interns shadow doctors in the clinic and conduct a short-term mentored clinical or basic science research project. 


Junior and senior underrepresented students with strong academic records and an interest in science and/or medicine.

Short-term Goals

Over an 8-week period, provide an immersion experience in a specific area of brain medicine and research in which students will create individual career development plans, learn about and employ the scientific method in the responsible conduct of research, gain critical thinking skills, and interact with and be mentored by Hopkins faculty in a professional workplace environment.

Long-term Goals

To increase in a significant way, the pool of qualified underrepresented candidates in the neurological sciences and medicine by 10 years post-internship through career-long mentoring and sponsorship.

Student nominations are being accepted for the 2020 internship and are due by March 1, 2020.

This summer internship program begins June 2020 and will last for 8 weeks.

Please note: No extended absences are allowed during the 8-week program.

Request an Appointment

Maryland Patients

Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259

Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


Traveling for Care?

Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Outside of Maryland (toll free)

Request an Appointment
Medical Concierge Services

International Patients

Request an Appointment
Medical Concierge Services

blue suitcase