The Immunology Graduate Program at Harvard Medical School is pleased to announce our 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, which will run from Monday, June 6, 2022 - Thursday, August 11, 2022. Our 10 week summer internship program incorporates laboratory research, faculty lectures, and workshops led by current graduate students. We encourage students who have already have lab positions to apply as well as those individuals who would like assistance finding a lab placement.  In addition, we have a limited amount of scholarship funding available for those who need it.

Laboratory Research

Students who do not have lab positions already will be matched with a Harvard Immunology Graduate Program faculty member to participate in the ongoing research of the laboratory. At the end of the summer,  all students will present their research at a poster session for their peers and the students and faculty of the Immunology PhD Program.

Lectures & Workshops

 Weekly lectures by program faculty will expose students to the areas of current research in immunology, emphasizing the contribution of the immune system to both the cause and treatment of many human diseases.

Current PhD students in the Immunology Program serve as teaching assistants for the course. TAs will give lectures providing a basic immunology overview to assist students’ understanding of their summer research project and expose them to the diverse topics encompassed by immunology. TAs will also explain common immunological laboratory techniques. Finally, TAs will be available to answer questions about the PhD process – from applying to graduate school to life as a full-time student researcher.


Not all summer students who apply for the program will receive funding.  If you need a scholarship you must apply by January 15, 2022 and provide the following:

  • Completed online application
  • One-paragraph statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation 

Students who do not need funding through our program can apply at any time and only need the following:

  • Completed online application
  • One-paragraph statement of purpose

Health Insurance

Massachusetts State Law requires all residents (permanent and temporary) to have health insurance. Applicants are required to have health insurance to participate in the program. Accepted participants who do not have health insurance should speak with the program for assistance in arranging coverage.

Travel, Housing and Visas

Please note that the Program is unable to assist with travel, housing arrangements, or visas for students.