January 30, 2022

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

INSIGHT: Learning And Practice For Safer And Healthier Communities

Application Deadline:  February 10th, 2023 11:59pm PST

Join students from across the country this summer for an unparalleled research internship experience at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center campus in Seattle, WA.

HIPRC’s Summer Research Program (INSIGHT) program is an intensive, eight-week summer internship for undergraduate students, graduate students and first-year medical students. Applications are open from mid-November to mid-January for the coming summer. INSIGHT provides paid research experience and mentorship for students who are interested in injury and violence prevention research. Participants are matched to research projects and partnered with health sciences faculty from across the University of Washington and work alongside peers and health professionals from an array of disciplines. Past research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury and violence prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential. The INSIGHT program is supported by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

For high school students, we offer a four-week summer program designed to introduce students to medicine, public health and research. For more information on the high school program, visit the INSIGHT High School Page.

For 2022, the INSIGHT Program for graduate and undergraduate students has been adapted to an online format to follow public health guidelines.
Graduate/Undergraduate Program Components:
  • June 20 – August 10, 2023
    • Students must be able to commit to this entire eight-week period in order to participate
    • The in-person symposium will take place in downtown Seattle on August 9th and 10th.All students in the program are expected to attend the in-person symposium and events. Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, accommodations, and other related expenses.
      • If you believe you have a hardship that precludes you from attending the in-person symposium, but still wish to apply, please contact injuryed@uw.edu. This will not impact your selection to the program. Please visit our INSIGHT FAQ if you are unsure of your eligibility to apply.
  • Application window opens Early November 2022 and will close February 10, 2023
  • Program includes rigorous independent research
  • Clinical virtual shadowing opportunities available through UW School of Medicine
  • Professional development seminars
  • Injury and violence prevention research seminars
  • Competitive research poster symposium on final day of the program
  • Stipend of $3,200