Student Summer Internship

Reading Hospital offers a six-week internship in our Academic Affairs, Bariatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology departments.

We have seven internships available – each intern will be based in Academic Affairs, Bariatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics/Gynecology and will spend half of their time in research and half as clinical observers. If you have a preference, please specify it in your personal statement.

Internship Dates: June 8 to July 17, 2020

The program is restricted to those students who are either pre-med students completing their junior or senior year of college or medical students completing their first year of training.

What does the six-week program include?

  • Development of a mentoring relationship with a teaching faculty member
  • Exposure to clinical environments in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Introduction to important concepts involving the doctor/patient relationship
  • Introduction to the basic aspects of clinical epidemiology
  • Opportunity to explore physiology and pathophysiology in one area of medicine
  • Participation in a research project which may eventually lead to manuscript preparation

Daily activities will include observation of clinical care, a research project, didactic programs and assigned readings. At the end of the six-week program, the student will be expected to create a PowerPoint presentation outlining their research project and also an abstract.

The student will receive a stipend of $2,000 at the end of the internship and free parking will be provided. We do not provide housing, therefore recommend only those who live within commuting distance only.

How to Apply

Please submit your documents in a PDF format and it should be in the following order:

  • Complete Summer Internship Application [PDF]
  • Personal Statement – Aptitude in medicine and a description of benefits expected to be gained from the program. Please include your name and limit to one page.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts – Official or unofficial college transcript(s)

Candidates are required to submit a completed background check form a week after they receive it from our office.

Forward COMPLETED PDF packet to Evangelina Cruz by email at

Application submission will be open on January 1, 2020.

Application deadline will be on March 13, 2020.