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Education/Research Internships

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with a concentration and interest in health education, complementary and integrative medicine or community and public health may apply for a full-time internship. They must be actively enrolled at an institution of higher learning in order to be considered for our internship program.

Internship projects are determined based on the current needs of one or more of the components within the Integrative Medicine Program as well as individual student interests and needs.

The undergraduate and graduate internships are three to four months programs in the area of complementary and integrative medicine. All internships are uncompensated positions.

Qualified applicants must have an interest in complementary and integrative medicine, be enthusiastic, detail-oriented and thorough, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and work well independently.

Once an information form is submitted, our committee decides if the candidate meets the preliminary requirements for a current project. Chosen candidates will be invited to participate in an interview with our management staff, to discuss the key areas of interest in our program, as well as internship needs. Candidates who meet the criteria will receive a response from our program with information needed to begin the formal online application process.

Examples of intern responsibilities (pdf)

Evaluation Process:
Evaluations will be based on the quality of the summary documents, general attendance and participation on assigned student activities.

Travel and Lodging:
Students are responsible for all of their travel arrangements, parking and lodging while participating in the program.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete and return the Internship General Information Form (doc) to Michele M. Martini, Program Coordinator, via e-mail at or via U.S. mail at the following address:

Integrative Medicine Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 462
Houston, Texas 77030
Attn: Michele M. Martini

All requests will be processed within a 30-day period by the Integrative Medicine Education Committee. Once the committee approves the request, the applicant will receive detailed information and forms for the application process. This paperwork along with all required documents will then be submitted to MD Anderson's Academic and VISA Administration Office. The application process may take up to 45 days.

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