Summer Innovation Internship

For current UC Davis students ONLY

Application Deadline-February 16, 2018, 5:00 pm

The BME Department is pleased to announce an opportunity for selected students to be actively engaged in the innovation process through a 7 week summer innovation internship.  Beginning with the needs finding process, interns will undergo clinical immersion through observations in various clinical departments at the UCD Medical Center and/or School of Veterinary Medicine.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Graduate School of Management Child Institute’s Biomedical + Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, in which they will gain knowledge needed to develop the commercial potential of an idea.  At the completion of the summer internship, students will have a firm grasp of how to effectively engage with clinicians to identify relevant clinical needs and have a clear understanding of how ideas move forward in the context of critical networks of entrepreneurs and investors.  This full-time, paid internship is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and Department of Biomedical Engineering.

To be eligible for consideration, students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, a major in Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis, and must continue to be an enrolled undergraduate through fall of 2018. 
Internship Dates
June 18, 2018 – August 3, 2018*
*You must be available full time during the entire 7 week period.

Applications due by February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  No late applications will be accepted.

Applications must include the items listed below.  Submit all items as a single pdf document to Dr. Jennifer Choi  Name your pdf file: Lastname_FirstnameSummer2018.pdf.”  Incorrectly named files will not be accepted.

  • Personal statement (1-page minimum): Describe your qualifications, interest, and why you would like to be selected for this internship.  Please also describe how you think this will help you in your future career.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume (including e-mail contact)