School of Medicine


URM Summer Research Internships


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Orthopaedic Research Internships for Medical and Undergraduate Students

The University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics is proud to offer a summer research opportunity for one medical and one undergraduate student per year who come from a group traditionally underrepresented in orthopaedic surgery.   

It is well known that the field of orthopaedic surgery has historically lacked diversity.  While some progress has been made, significant disparities continue to exist.  We believe that our providers and staff should be as diverse as the patients we serve and are committed to working toward that goal.   

This summer research internship award includes a work stipend and housing. Awardees will also be paired with a faculty mentor with whom they will regularly meet throughout their internship while working alongside experienced orthopaedic surgeons and mentors on a research project with time shadowing in the clinic and the operating room.

Please include with your application a short statement of interest (1 page or less) describing why you are interested in this internship and why you feel that supporting a diverse workforce is important. 

Location: University of Utah Orthopaedics Center/Primary Children’s Hospital/Shriners Hospital
Hours: 40 hours per week, 8-10 weeks
Stipend:  $4,000–5,000 plus housing
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021
Awardees will be notified by: April 21, 2021
If interested, please apply here:
Only complete applications will be considered.