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Newton Summer Internship Program

The Newton Summer Internship Program (NSIP) is designed for college students who are considering applying to medical school or any health profession.

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 We are confident that by participating in NSIP, you will have a better idea of what careers in medicine are all about and you will be able to make an informed decision for your future.

How is the program structured?

We have identified medical professionals who are committed to teaching and sharing their experiences. During the program, you will shadow these professionals in one-day rotations to see what life is like in each particular field. Rotations include experience in the operating room, emergency department, hospital floors, physician offices or meetings. You will have the opportunity to interact on a personal basis with the health care professionals.

Each day, Monday through Friday, begins with a 45 minute discussion led by a professional who will discuss his or her medical career journey. The focus of this time will be on the application and interview processes, what to expect in school, residency and fellowship and lifestyle afterwards. Thereafter, you will report to your assigned mentor in the setting he or she feels is most appropriate for your experience. Your day will be structured according to your mentor and will be very different each day.

How will this help me if I decide to apply to medical school?

The goal of this program is to help you make an informed decision about possibly entering one of the many exciting fields of medicine. Experiences from NSIP may be valuable throughout the medical school application process.

Will I be able to receive college credit for this program?

This program is not university/college-accredited. However, it is possible that your college or university may consider this program for credit; we suggest that you contact your academic advisor to discuss this further. We will provide any information that might be needed for your institution to make an academic decision.

What are the dates and hours of the program?

The program will start on June 3, 2024 and end on June 14, 2024. The day ends when your mentor ends his or her day. The program does not require Saturday or Sunday attendance.

You will be required to attend a one-day orientation on May 31, 2024. Failure to appear will result in automatic dismissal from the program. Hospital policies require that you submit to a background check and provide medical records prior to participating in the program.

Tuberculosis testing is required and must be completed prior to the start date.

Is there a cost for the program?

NSIP is free of charge.

What about transportation?

Each student must provide his or her own transportation between locations. You will be traveling between locations on a daily basis; thus, it is imperative that you have a means of transportation.

Who can apply?

You must have completed at least one year of college by the time the program begins to apply to this program. Consideration will be given to class level and academic standing.

How do I apply?

Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.
Submit your application online below:

  • Once your application has been accepted for consideration, you will be required to submit the following items:
    • A one-page cover letter stating why you would like to be considered for the program (less than 300 words); please include your contact information
    • 5x8 inch headshot
    • Driver’s license
    • Current resume
    • Copy of your most recent academic transcript (unofficial transcript is preferred)
    • Completed medical forms signed by your primary care physician which include 
      • A complete statement of evidence of the following immunizations, completed by the physician: PPD, MMR, hepatitis B immunity (titer preferred for high risk), varicella vaccine or documented history of chicken pox, flu vaccine, COVID vaccines that include booster
      • Download immunization form >

All materials must be submitted by January 31, 2023 to be considered. Skype interviews will take place in February and March.

 When will I find out if I can participate in NSIP?

We intend to make our decisions on or about April 15, 2023 and you will be notified via email.

Whom can I contact with questions?

Email the Newton Summer Internship Program office.