Johns Hopkins Career, Academic, and Research Experiences for Students (CARES) Summer Symposium has a mission to inspire and provide opportunities to underrepresented students in science, public health, or medicine.
How to Apply
Participation is limited to students enrolled in a summer program.
Mission and Goals
- Showcase JHUSOM Pathway Programs that provide paid internships in Hopkins laboratories, clinics, and offices across the medical campus.
- Provide opportunities for selected students to deliver a professional presentation to faculty and recruits from local colleges and universities, and the Hopkins community.
- Bolster high school students' academic and social confidence by enabling them to share their summer research presentations and network with high achieving undergraduates from all over the United States.
- Inspire a generation of future leaders by providing an opportunity for students to share their journey, struggles, and lessons learned in the programs.
- Invest in our local community of students by aiming to identify, recruit, educate, and develop high school, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, students with an interest in careers in medicine and science.
Summer Research Programs
Basic Science Institute Summer Internship Program (BSI SIP)
BSI-SIP is a 10-week summer research program for rising college juniors and seniors interested in biomedical research careers.
Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens (BRBT)
BRBT students focus on biophysics research, first learning how to prepare reagents and materials for biophysical studies, and then quickly transition into microbiology techniques and DNA and protein engineering.
Careers in Science and Medicine Summer Internship Program (CSM SIP)
CSM-SIP seeks to develop scholars from low-income and educationally under-resourced backgrounds to help them build the accomplishments, skills, network, and support necessary to achieve advanced careers in biomedical, medical, health-related, and STEM professions.
Centro SOL Summer Scholars
The Summer Scholars Program’s mission is to expose bilingual and bi-cultural high school students to careers in medicine, research, and healthcare and equip them to make informed decisions about their education and their careers.
Centro SOL Summer Engagement
This program, in collaboration with Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program, has expanded its reach to allow more immigrant Latinx youth the opportunities to gain soft skills while also helping youth realize the importance of their bilingualism in a professional setting.
Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute (DAASI)
The Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute (DAASI) is a partnership between Thread and JHUSOM’s Office of Student Pipeline Programs created in 2010, is actively seeking hosts for Thread students in their labs or offices for five or eight weeks this summer.
The Foundation for Advanced Research in the Medical Services (FARMS) Internship
The Institute for Cell Engineering’s Foundation for FARMS offers a 10-week opportunity for top undergrad students that do not have access to detailed research at their current university.
Generation Tomorrow: Summer Health Disparity Scholars
This program is designed as a 10-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in HIV and/or HCV health disparities and their intersection with substance use (addiction and overdose), violence, mental health, and the social determinants of health.
Institute for NanoBiotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates (INBT REU)
With a unique model for training researchers at the interface between nanoscience and medicine, this program works to give undergraduates a true perspective of graduate research with the hope that this experience will inspire a pursuit of a PhD.
Internships for Undergraduate Scholars in Computational Medicine Program (IUSCMP)
The IUSCMP provides extended research opportunities with ICM core faculty members who specialize in areas such as computational cardiology, medical imaging, computational neuroscience, computational genomics and big data science.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Neuroscience Summer Internship Program (NeuroSIP)
A 10-week program that provides research experiences for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are considering graduate studies in neuroscience. NeuroSIP Scholars will receive a stipend and housing at Hopkins.
The Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Science Program (JHIBS): Project Pipeline Baltimore
JHIBS is an 8-week summer program for Baltimore-area high school students that helps them get exposed to and discover a career in the neurological sciences. JHIBS reaches students at this early stage by providing hands-on mentored research experience.
The Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program (JHNSP)
This is a multi-year program which strives to mentor, develop, and foster scientific skills, intellectual curiosity, and personal growth in undergraduates from underrepresented and deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH) backgrounds into PhD or MD/PhD programs in the neurosciences.
Johns Hopkins NeuroPhyte Scholars Program Undergraduate Program
Our mission is to expose highly motivated undergraduates to a multi-year education-research mentoring institute focused on NeuroHIV and its associated comorbidities in order to serve those urban and rural communities most affected by the diseases.
Kavli Summer Internship Program (KavliSIP)
This is a 10-week program that provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds who are considering graduate studies in neuroscience, engineering and related areas.
Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISEUP) at Kennedy Krieger Institute
The program provides opportunities for public health education and experience to address health disparities and promote health equity, with the goal to promote a more diversified and equal health outcome system for citizens.
Maternal and Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) at Kennedy Krieger Institute
This is a nine-week summer and academic year maternal child health (MCH) program that provides integrated public health, clinical and research learning experiences, which is designed for college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas.
MERIT Health Leadership Academy
The program educates and empowers students from underrepresented backgrounds to become health professionals and change agents and provides students with a mix of work based learning in clinical, community health, laboratory research settings, and classroom learning.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Summer Internship Program
Students work on specific research projects under the supervision of an assigned mentor. Projects span a broad range of research, from the basic science of endothelial or epithelial cell biology to asthma epidemiology.
Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE)
This 8-week outreach program seeks to develop exceptional high school students from the greater Baltimore area by introducing them to academic research with a secondary emphasis on STEM and health-related professions.