Interested in a career in Genetic Counseling?

Apply for a Genetic Counseling Summer Internship At Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Summer 2024 Internships

  • Full-time, paid summer internships (40 hours per week for six weeks)
  • From mid-June through the end of July
  • Shadowing with genetic counselors
  • Exposure to a broad range of clinical genetics specialties
  • Seminars, conferences, and case conferences
  • Research and laboratory exposure
  • One-on-one interactions with genetic counselors and current students
  • Networking opportunities with genetic counseling interns and faculty at the five AID-GC schools

Applicant Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • Be undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors).
  • Have a keen interest in health professions and genetics.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed some college-level coursework in biology, chemistry, and genetics.
  • Be able to successfully complete criminal background checks and provide the immunization records (including for COVID-19) that will be required for clearance by the clinical sites.
  • Be able to attend in-person several days a week for various internship activities on our New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses
  • Be able to travel throughout central New Jersey for clinical opportunities.

Summer Internship Timeline

December 1, 2023:   Applications Open
February 1, 2024:     Application Deadline
Mid-March 2024:      Results Announced
Late March 2024:     Interns Apply for Clearances
Mid-June 2024:         Internships Begin
Late July 2024:          Internships Conclude

Internship Application
Four parts are required:

Please apply through our online application form. You can view the application at any time, but you will need to have all three attachments ready to upload when you complete and submit the form. Throughout the application there are boxes to drop/upload your three attachments:

  • Response prompt. Please explain your interest in a career in genetic counseling. How would participation in this internship be impactful to you?
    (500 word maximum)
  • A current résumé or CV
  • An unofficial transcript from your college or university

 Flyer (pdf)