Translational Science Center

Summer Internship Program

Fostering Independence in Aging

The Wake Forest University Translational Science Center (TSC) makes up to three summer research internships available for interested and qualified undergraduate students from Wake Forest University, Salem College, Bennett College, Guilford College and Winston-Salem State University each year.  Since Center research encompasses the biochemical, physiological, psychological and behavioral mechanisms involved in the maintenance, deterioration and therapeutic amelioration of mobility and cognitive health in aging, selected students choose one related area, but projects are available in both the basic physical and social sciences.  The selected undergraduate researchers are matched to the most suitable area and work during the summer for a period of 10 weeks. In exchange, students receive a stipend of $4,000 plus a $500 research support award for their respective lab and develop a poster presentation to showcase their summer research. Housing assistance during the 10-week period may be made available upon request.

Internship Application Procedure and Timeline for WSSU, Salem, Bennett, and Guilford College Students

Announcements are sent to these institutions during the fall semester of each year with an application due date. For the Summer 2016 program, applications are due March 4, 2016. Potential applicants will be invited for interviews with their potential lab directors by mid-March and selections will be made by April 1st.   View and download the TSC 2016 Summer Internship Program Application.

Internship Application Procedure and Timeline for Wake Forest University Students

Wake Forest University students seeking summer research opportunities should first contact the available TSC faculty member with whom they are interested in working to discuss  interest and the available project before submitting an application to the Wake Forest University URECA webpage ( To view and download the 2016  program application go to .  Applications are due March 4, 2016. Potential applicants will be invited for interviews by mid-March and selections will be made by April 1st.

Questions about the TSC Summer Internship Program may be directed to Dr. Patricia Dos Santos, Outreach Director, at

TSC Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer internship opportunities within the TSC labs may be available upon request.  Students seeking either clinical or laboratory experiences on a volunteer basis are asked to contact Dr. Dos Santos at for further instructions.


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