High School Programs

  • High School Senior Summer Internship Program

    The High School Senior Summer Internship Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is an 8-week program in which graduating high school seniors work 20 hours per week with a mentor in one of 15 pediatric clinical specialties. This internship is a paid, part-time position for graduating high school seniors only. The program is very competitive, offering an exciting opportunity for highly motivated students interested in pursuing higher education (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) to learn more about careers in Medicine and Clinical Research.

    View the letter inviting Cincinnati area graduating seniors to apply.

    Important Details

    The 2014 Summer Internship Program runs from Wednesday, June 11th through Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Interns work part-time (20 hours per week), and are paid a maximum of $1,232 ($7.95/hr). Attendance on June 11th, Orientation Day, is mandatory. Please note that applicants must be graduating from a Cincinnati metropolitan area high school this school year (2014).

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    The Experience

    All Summer Interns will shadow their primary mentor on rounds and can participate in clinical or research projects (see photos from past summers below). Follow the links to mentor faculty webpages in the box on the right to help you decide which specialty and faculty mentor you would like to work with. Interns also have the option of observing in other specialties (ER, OR, NICU etc) upon request. The interns attend a weekly group luncheon every Thursday to network with their peers and interact with other specialists. There are also scheduled group activities including an afternoon hands-on training session with computerized simulated pediatric patients in an emergency scenario (see photos), a tour of the Radiology Department, and a tour of the Research MRI facility. At the end of the internship, students present a summary of their unique experiences to the group at the graduation party.

    Application Process

    Students interested in applying for this program must submit a completed application and provide the requested support information. This is a highly competitive program. We had over 185 applications last year and the average ACT score of the students accepted into the program was 32.

    In addition to excellence in academics we look for evidence of leadership potential.

    The application for the 2014 High School Senior Summer Internship Program is now closed.

    Mentors and Specialties

    Follow the links to mentor faculty webpages in the Cincinnati Children's Mentors and Specialties section to help you decide which specialty and faculty mentor you would like to work with.

    General Pediatrics
    Thomas DeWitt, MD, FAAP

    Emergency Medicine
    Nathan Timm, MD

    Neurology, Tuberous Sclerosis
    David Franz, MD

    Acute Care Neurology
    Douglas Rose, MD

    Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Patty Manning-Courtney, MD

    Pediatric Endocrinology
    Susan Rose, MD

    Pediatric Surgery/Trauma
    Richard Falcone Jr, MD

    Pediatric Surgery, General
    Jason S. Frischer MD

    Pediatric Surgery/Trauma
    Rebeccah L. Brown, MD

    International Adoption/ Infectious Diseases
    Mary Allen Staat, MD MPH

    Pulmonary/ Sleep Medicine
    Raouf Amin, MD

    Psychiatry/Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
    Elana Harris, MD, PhD

    Neurology-ADHD, Tourette's Clinical Research
    Don Gilbert, MD

    Cystic Fibrosis Research
    Anjaparavanda Naren, PhD

    Clinical and Genetic Asthma Research
    Melinda Butsch Kovacic, MPH, PhD


  • Dr Rebeccah Brown in action with her intern, Claire Albertz. Claire graduated from Princeton HS in 2013 and is now an Engineering student at Purdue.
    Madeline Gates with her mentor Dr. Jason Frischer.  Maddie graduated Valedictorian from Highlands HS in 2013 and is currently a pre-Med student at Notre Dame.
    Patrick McHenry did Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation research with Dr Gilbert in Neurology. He graduated 3rd in his class from Milford HS in 2013, and is currently a Biochemistry major at Miami University.
    Dan Magas
    Emma Headley
    group luncheon.
    simulator training.
    Ayrenne intubating a pediatric simulator.
    simulator training.
    Diamond Austin and kids.
    vest in pulm med.
    Rebecca loading a gel.
    fluorescent microsocpy.
    Natalie and mentor.
    Wenjun and Dr Falcone.
    Gabe Revello.
 
  • Application Closed

    Young reserachers.

    We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 High School Senior Summer Internship Program.

    For imformation about the 2015 High School Senior Summer Internship Program, please check back in early 2015.

  • Contact Us

    Interested students with questions about the application process should contact
    Karen Steffen
    513-636-9281
    Karen.Steffen@cchmc.org

    For questions about summer programs contact
    Cindy Bachurski, PhD
    Program Director
    513-636-8918
    Cindy.Bachurski@cchmc.org

  • 2013 student interns.

    2013 Summer interns.

    2013 student interns.

    2013 Summer interns.

  • Summer Internship group photo from 2012.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2012.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2012.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2012.

  • 2011 interns.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2011.

    2011 interns.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2011.

  • 2010 interns.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2010.

    2010 interns.

    Summer Internship group photo from 2010.

  • high school senior-visual1-450- 2009 interns

    Summer Internship group from 2009.

    high school senior-visual1-450- 2009 interns

    Summer Internship group from 2009.