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Genomics Summer Research for Magnificents (GSRM) Internship


The Genomics Summer Research for Magnificents (GSRM) internship provides a ten-week summer research program for undergraduate students interested in in biosciences or bioinformatics with a focus on genomics research, including ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genomics research. The GSRM is federally funded by a National Institutes of Health Research Education Program (R25) and supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics. The paid internship provides students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship, professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Interns have the opportunity to interact with a thriving community of scientists, physicians and mentors that recognize the need to promote diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. 

The GSRM is federally funded by an NIH Research Education Program (R25) and supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics.

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GSRM 2025 Application Starts: October 2024

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

Internship Dates: May 28 to August 1, 2025




Time spent performing research and attending educational, networking and career building professional activities is approximately 40 hours per week.


  • Each GSRM position is considered employment. Completion of work hours and assignments are required to receive up to $5,500 for the summer.
  • Housing on the University of Utah campus will be provided.
  • Non-local participants will receive travel support.
  • Attend a national conference
  • Clinical shadowing opportunities

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Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. We encourage participation of all individuals in this NHGRI-federally funded program. NHGRI understands that the promise of genomics cannot be fully achieved without successfully attracting, developing, and retaining diverse learners that includes people from groups that are underrepresented in the genomics enterprise. For more information, please visit NHGRI’s resources. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year before joining our GSRM program and plan to be matriculated students in the fall following their GSRM internship


Students will be selected based on eligibility, submission of complete application package and recommendation from the selection committee.

Gloria Slattum, PhD
GSRM Program Director

H. Joseph Yost, PhD
Principal Investigator

Maija Holsti, MD, MPH
Director of Research Education

Rebecca Adams
GSRM Program Coordinator

Courtney Todea
Administrative Assistant