Each intern is given a mentor and assigned a project based on the company's needs and the interns’ interests and capabilities. For 8 weeks, interns will plan and execute deliverables which include a final presentation on their work at the conclusion of the internship. Students have the opportunity to shadow neurosurgeons and cardiologists, attend medical conferences, network with key leaders from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and improve their leadership, organization, and communication skills.
Check out our YouTube page to view last year's presentations!
The summer internship program at the Jacobs Institute (JI) provides unique experiences and an innovative environment to support the professionalism, collaboration, leadership, and creativity of exceptional young people. It is an 8-week internship program.
2024 dates TBA.
This is where science, art, medicine, engineering, research, social media, education, business, community outreach, law, entrepreneurship, and technology meld together. The JI fosters these collaborations to create the next generation of medical technology to treat heart attacks and strokes in Western New York and beyond as well as foster the next generation of leaders in healthcare. This is the place to be if you are looking for an internship experience unlike any other.
The JI is uniquely located between a state-of-the-art hospital and a world-class university research center. As such, we have access to first-rate physicians and hi-tech research and clinical facilities. The programs and services we offer to global medical device companies and smaller biotech startups allow interns to interact with physicians, sales representatives, engineers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. As an active member of the Western New York community, we run programs and interact with Buffalo’s students to teach them about heart attacks and strokes.
Our internship coordinators hand-pick projects for our interns, based on our current needs and the interns’ interests and capabilities. Interns are expected to plan, develop, and execute deliverables on a predetermined timeline. As such, we expect interns to be leaders, self-motivated professionals, strong problem-solvers, and good communicators. Interns are expected to shadow at least one neurosurgeon and one cardiologist in the operating room during the program. Additionally, each intern is expected to attend at least one of the weekly Grand Rounds and Endovascular Conference led by University at Buffalo Neurosurgery. Interns will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by orienting and mentoring high school interns with an interest in medicine or engineering.
The JI also provides enrichment to interns through a Lunch and Learn series. Interns have lunch with various leaders from the Gates Vascular Institute, University at Buffalo, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and more. This is designed to showcase the diversity of professionals in Western New York. It exposes interns to Buffalo’s thought leaders and expands their professional network.
Lastly, interns present their final projects together near the end of the summer experience to an audience of Jacobs Institute staff and partners. In 2021, more than 50 Jacobs Institute friends attended the interns’ presentations. The audience consists of our key partners from UB, Kaleida Health, other Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus institutions, donors, community foundations, the interns’ family and friends, and so many more. This is a phenomenal opportunity for interns to showcase their hard work and have a tangible outcome of their summer’s efforts.
If you have additional questions regarding the summer internship program, please contact Heather Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.888.4818.
The summer internship program is truly an experience unlike any other. We invite you to learn more and apply for this year’s internship program.
WATCH ALL OUR PAST INTERNS’ FINAL PRESENTATIONS! VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://bit.ly/2EOZA8s
Information for the 2024 interns coming soon.
The Jacobs Institute seeks a summer intern with a science, engineering, healthcare, education, or marketing background and desire to understand medical device development. Interns will help research, develop, and publish training materials for both internal JI use as well as customer use pre and post immersion program. You will have the opportunity to work with regulatory staff, clinicians, hospital surgeons, biomedical engineers, university researchers, and other interns on collaborative, impactful projects to showcase at the end of the summer.
I learned so much this summer. I was able to gain communications skills, connections with JI staff along with other healthcare professionals, a greater understanding of the healthcare system, along with amazing new friendships!
Applications Accepted Beginning: TBA, 12:00am EST
Application Deadline: TBA
Interview Notification: BY TBA
Start Date: TBA
End Date: TBA
*We will notify all applicants, whether they made it to in-person or phone interview or if they are no longer considered for the internship program.
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
The internship program requires participants to be available following these stipulations:
In addition to complying with the rules of eligibility, as stated above, students must also possess the following criteria:
The selection process is competitive. Applicants must submit a complete application via the Submissions section on the Internships page (https://jacobsinstitute.org/programs-services/internships/).
Your application must illustrate qualifications, character, and an interest in working at the Jacobs Institute. A complete application includes six items:
Please specify 1) Which internship position(s) are you applying for? and 2) What is your current year in school (sophomore, junior, senior, master’s student, other-please explain)?
Please be sure to include your NAME and PAGE NUMBERS on all submitted materials.
Heather Campbell is the Education Coordinator at the Jacobs Institute. Heather is responsible for organizing JI’s educational outreach programs including the college and high school summer internships and the Brain Boot Camps, which teach students about vascular disease and careers in STEM.
Prior to the Jacobs institute, Heather worked as...