Summer Internship Program

Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
Program in Biomedical Ethics
School of Medicine
University of Virginia

The application process for summer, 2019, is now closed. Please check back here in December, 2019 for our 2020 opportunities.


Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the Program’s multidisciplinary faculty on a wide range of topics in clinical, research, and health policy ethics. These include, but are not limited to neuroethics, disorders of consciousness clinical ethics consultation, interprofessional clinical ethics education,  end-of-life decision making, rights to refuse medical treatment, reproductive ethics, and ethical issues in adolescence. Interns will work directly with faculty mentors on projects of mutual interest or pre-established projects. Additional opportunities such as weekly bioethics seminars, observation of clinical ethics consultations, and participation in weekly Ethics/Moral Distress Consult Service meetings are available. The internships are seven weeks duration.


The Summer Internship can provide stipends of $2,800 apiece for two students. Students who do not need financial support are also invited to apply. Housing, health care and transportation are not included in the internship.


 Applicants should be rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, or recently graduated undergraduates with course work or related experience in bioethics. They should have an interest in biomedical ethics, and concrete career goals to which the study of biomedical ethics applies. Applicants should demonstrate interest in biomedical ethics through coursework, independent study, scholarship or clinical experience.

Questions? Contact Carrie Gumm at