Summer Innovation Internship

uc davis biomedical engineering summer innovation internship

**For current UC Davis students ONLY**

Application Deadline:  February 14, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is pleased to announce an opportunity for selected students to actively engage with the innovation process through a seven-week summer innovation internship. Interns will undergo clinical immersion through observations in various clinical departments at either the UC Davis Medical Center or School of Veterinary Medicine, beginning with the needs finding process. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Graduate School of Management Child Institute’s Biomedical + Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, where they will learn how to develop the commercial potential of an idea.

By the end of the internship, students will know how to effectively engage with clinicians to identify relevant clinical needs and understand how ideas move forward through the critical intersection between entrepreneurs and investors. This full-time, paid internship is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


To be eligible for consideration, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a major in Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis and must continue to be enrolled as an undergraduate through fall of 2020. 

Internship Dates

June 15, 2020 – July 31, 2020*

*You must be available full time during the entire seven-week period.


Applications are due by February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not 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_FirstnameSummer2020.pdf.” Incorrectly named files will not be accepted.

  • Personal statement (one-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 email contact information).