The Lieber Institute’s summer internship program is an intensive, full-time experience designed to provide research experience and mentorship to undergraduate students who are interested in the neurosciences, especially as related to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. The program provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in gaining experience prior to beginning graduate school and studying in the biosciences. Students are encouraged to explore ongoing areas of research interest on Lieber Institute’s main web page.

Areas of Research:

  • Functional genomics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Human brain transcriptomics and epi-transcriptomics
  • Human stem cell models
  • Molecular neuropathology
  • Animal models of cognition
  • Circuit neuroscience
  • Drug Discovery
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Data Science/Computational biology

The application opens 01/15/2020 and closes 02/19/2020. Students will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis, but all decisions will be communicated by 3/04/2020.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident that is currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university.
  • Must be enrolled in undergraduate studies in a degree-granting university or college.
  • Must be able to start on 5/18/2020 or 6/08/2020, and able to commit to the full 9 week program. Interns are expected to work full time (~35-40 hours per week).

Internship Activities:

In addition to working as part of a research group within the Institute, interns will have the opportunity to attend scientific lectures, participate in summer institute events, and interact with other interns, students, and researchers.


Interns will receive a stipend for the 9 week internship based on working 40 hours per week at $15/hr.


Housing is not provided as part of the internship program. Interns are fully responsible for securing housing arrangements for the internship.

Parking and Transportation:

Parking is not provided or reimbursed for interns. Interns will have complimentary access to the Johns Hopkins shuttle.

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