For Students

Are you a student interested in a health care or research career? Are you looking for work experiences, classes, and student groups to help you explore the possibilities?

Take advantage of the many resources and organizations dedicated to helping you along your career pathway and the classes and clubs that can help you explore your interests. We will keep adding new resources, so check this space regularly! Have a resource to showcase here? Contact us at [email protected].


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Training Program in Oncogenesis & Developmental Biology »


Enables state-of-the-art training focused on normal and neoplastic development and differentiation to investigate the role of developmentally regulated genes in the etiology of human cancer.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Elizabeth Eklund, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 year
Students Funded: 2 pre-doctoral and 4 postdoctoral fellows


Training Program in Cancer Nanotechnology »


Program that consists of research, educational, and career development components, and that will prepare participants for academic and related careers in translational cancer nanotechnology.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Gayle Woloschak, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years


Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control »


Program that will equip participants to work at the interface between behavioral and social science, technology, clinical oncology and cancer biology.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Bonnie Spring, PhD (Contact PI), Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 year


Translational Bridge Training Program »


Under the co-mentorship of an investigators and a partnering clinician, Bridge Fellows will design and execute a translational project targeting a specific cancer type.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Benette Philips, Scientific Program Director at the Lurie Cancer Cent

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 year
Application Due Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015


Tumor Cell Biology: Carcinogenesis Training Program »


This program serves as a focus for interdisciplinary interactions focusing on tumor biology with special strengths in signal transduction, adhesion, motility and angiogenesis, viral carcinogenesis, tumor therapy, translational studies, chemoprevention and a growing program in cancer genetics.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Kathleen Green, PhD., Professor, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Students Funded: 8 Pre-doctoral students


CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program) »


Students work on a research project in a biomedical discipline under the guidance of a Cancer Center faculty mentor participating in laboratory research and allowing participants to experience directly what it means to be a biomedical researcher.

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Resource Types: Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Biomedical Sciences

Contact Name: Robin Leikin, PhD Director, CURE Program Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Underserved Student - African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American
Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Stipend Amount: $3,400
Students Funded: 12 undergraduate students, housing & travel provided
Application Due Date: Monday, March 2, 2015


Cancer Health Disparities Research Program »


The research-intensive experience provides students with an overview of health disparities; an opportunity to work with transdisciplinary research teams and exposure to community engaged participatory research topics.

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Resource Types: Research Program, Summer Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health Disparities

Contact Name: Melisa Simon MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology-General/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Currently enrolled NEIU student. Priority is given to applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds
Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Stipend Amount: $3,500 stipend
Students Funded: 4 NEIU students
Application Due Date: Monday, April 27, 2015


Summer College Bridge Program »


Chicago Public School juniors can take college courses with Northwestern undergraduates to experience academic and social life on campus.

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Resource Types: College Preparation
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Health

Contact Name: Office of Summer Session and Special Programs

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Chicago Public Health Student
Program Duration: Summer, 3-8 weeks depending on course
Stipend Amount: Cost of 1 undergraduate course, free tuition and textbook.
Students Funded: 25 CPS high school junior students
Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Summer Research Internship Program for Advanced Undergraduates »


A summer volunteer research internship program for advanced undergraduates who are interested in learning more about a career in clinical research and intervention with families

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Resource Types: Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Clinical research and internventions based on family dynamics

Contact Name: Lynne Knobloch-Fedders, PhD, Director of Research

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Stipend Amount: Unpaid
Students Funded: 8 positions
Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)


A competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States exploring all fields of research at Northwestern. Students must have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) at Northwestern University.

Resource Types: Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Chemical and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Students who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., certain racial and ethnic minorities, women in STEM, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to apply to participate.
Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Stipend Amount: $4000
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Northwestern’s Engage Chicago Program – Special Concentration in Health and Medicine »


Throughout the summer, the group will visit sites and organizations relevant to the seminar topics. Examples of prospective field study visits include sites like community health clinics, school-based health centers, mobile health resources, health advocacy organizations, public health prevention campaigns, or medical research centers.

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Resource Types: Seminars and Field Experiences
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health, Medicine

Contact Name: Dr. Robert Sargis, MD/PhD of the University of Chicago

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Application Due Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018


Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) »


A primary focus is as a funding source for undergraduate Northwestern students who have accepted (or planning on securing) an unpaid internship in an industry that traditionally does not pay their interns.

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Resource Types: Grant, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Open to all fields

Contact Name: Katie Farrington

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Northwestern University Undergraduated Only
Program Duration: Summer
Stipend Amount: $3000 stipent towards unpaid internship
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


Summer Undergraduate Research Grants »


A grant to cover living and research expenses for full-time eight week independent academic and creative work in all fields of study under faculty supervision.

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Resource Types: Grant, Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Open to all fields

Contact Name: Office of Undergraduate Research

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Northwestern University Undergraduates Only
Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Stipend Amount: $3,000 lump-sum grant
Application Due Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant »


This program is for new, original research only.

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Resource Types: Academic Year Program, Grant, Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Open to all fields

Contact Name: Office of Undergraduate Research

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Northwestern University Undergradutes Only
Program Duration: Academic year
Stipend Amount: $1,000
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

Languages: Spanish


Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) Seminar Series »


The IPHAM Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary forum where faculty, students, residents, fellows, and staff gather to hear invited speakers present leading-edge work in the areas spanning public health and medicine.

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Resource Types: Seminar/Webinar Series
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Medicine, Public Health

Contact Name: IPHAM

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Academic year
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


Basic Research Seminar Series »


The physicians and scientists at the Lurie Cancer Center study the causes and behavior of cancer to develop more effective approaches to prevention, detection and treatment.

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Resource Types: Seminar Series
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Denise Marshall

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Academic year
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


Global Health Seminar Series »


The Center for Global Health, within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, promotes health equity issues on Northwestern University campuses and build upon the knowledge base in the field of global health.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Seminar Series
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health

Contact Name: Center for Global Health

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Northwestern University staff, Faculty, and Students
Program Duration: Academic year
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


Transplant Scientists Training Program »


The NIH funded Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program (TSTP) at the Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center is a two-year mentored research training program designed for academically-oriented postdoctoral MDs and PhDs interested in pursuing a career in transplantation and transplant surgery-related research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine, Surgery

Contact Name: Comprehensive Transplant Center

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Minorities and women are encouraged to apply
Program Duration: 2 years


Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program »


An interdisciplinary and cross-campus program that provides state-of-the-art training in the cellular and molecular sciences for highly qualified pre-doctoral candidate.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Molecular Science

Contact Name: Dr. Jason Brickner

Contact Email: [email protected]


Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center »


To provide an outstanding research training program for the career development of obstetrician-gynecologists to become physician scientists who can conduct advanced translational research and compete for federal funds.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: Melissa Simon, MD, MPH Principal investigator: Serdar Bulun, MD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2-5 years


NU-PATIENT K12 Faculty Training Program »


An AHRQ funded career development training grant designed to support the early research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: David Cella, PhD Program Coordinator: Robert Chapman

Contact Email: [email protected]


Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Training Program »


The training program, unique among the training programs at Northwestern, stresses the basic mechanisms and interactive nature of immunology, microbiology, and pathogenesis and the collaboration of colleagues.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD Co-Director: Stephen Miller, PhD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Pre-doctoral students (2 years) and Postdoctoral students (1 year)
Students Funded: 4 predoctoral and 2 postdoctoral


Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia Training Program »


The multidisciplinary Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia (M.A.D.) Training Program provides a select group of postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees a comprehensive research and training opportunity in fundamental and clinical aspects of aging and dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Disease, that is not available through the individual departmental or graduate programs.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: John Disterhoft, PhD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Students Funded: 4 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral


Postdoctoral Training Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Biostatistics »


Under the supervision of their mentors, trainees are expected to gain hands-on experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of CVD epidemiological or prevention research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Philip Greenland, MD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2-3 years
Stipend Amount: $42,840 - $56,376
Students Funded: 4 postdoctoral students


Infectious Disease Education and Science Training Grant


Supports the training of physician-scientists in translational aspects of infectious disease research.

Resource Types:
Participating Institutions:
Career Levels:
Subject Area:


Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health »


A program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in both pediatrics and engineering, in order to encourage creative thinking and new approaches to child-health research problems.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 year
Application Due Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018


Multidisciplinary Mentored Career Development Program »


The program integrates collaboration, training and resources to scholars including team science workshops, community implementation and dissemination training, and opportunities for research experiences in academia, government and industry leveraging disparate areas of expertise.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018


Summer Youth Mentorship and Promotion of Literacy »


A program that provides high school students the opportunity to work closely with a physician in our pediatric health facility in Uptown to learn about careers in medicine, while becoming involved in community service and literacy promotion.

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Resource Types: Mentorship
Participating Institutions: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Mariana Glusman, MD

Program Duration: Summer


CHASE Your Dreams: Discovering Healthcare Careers »


Students can observe surgeries, help medical imaging staff examine x-rays and observe a day in the life of our emergency department. Students hear presentations from the hospital’s nationally renowned pediatric care specialists from a broad range of medical disciplines.

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Resource Types: Mentorship
Participating Institutions: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Maria Rivera

Eligibility Criteria: Latino, ages 17 to 19, and chosen from 14 underserved Chicago public high schools and must be bilingual.
Program Duration: Summer, 6 weeks
Students Funded: $1,000


Women’s Health Science Program »


This program targets young women who are considering careers in science and medicine and prepares them with valuable knowledge and skills to successfully become the next generation of women science leaders.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine, Science

Contact Name: Teresa K Woodruff, PhD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Female student attending a Chicago Public School and from an underserved community
Program Duration: Winter 2015


Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program »


Program offers enriching experiences that enable outstanding high school students to explore and be better prepared for potential careers in medicine as future physicians and biomedical scientists.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine, Science

Contact Name: Counseling Chair and Director of Admissions: Rebecca Miller

Eligibility Criteria: Students from underrepresented communities
Program Duration: Summer
Application Due Date: Friday, February 20, 2015


Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program »


Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Holly Manprisio

Program Duration: 2 years
Application Due Date: Friday, October 2, 2015


Northwestern Academy »


A program designed to prepare Chicago Public Schools high school students for highly selective colleges and universities through supplemental educational opportunities and support services.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Health

Contact Name: Program Director: Cassandra Geiger

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Student attending Chicago Public School, low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander)
Program Duration: 4-year academic program with summer activities
Students Funded: 200 students will be enrolled from grades 9-12
Application Due Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015


Center for Healthcare Studies »


The Center for Healthcare Studies orients its research around eight programs that support our vision and mission through focused and collaborative research. Each program provides a home for investigators conducting related research under the health services research umbrella of clinical and translational, outcomes, and comparative effectiveness.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Medical Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Center Director: Jane L Holl, MD/MPH

Contact Email: [email protected]


The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research »


To bring together the social, life, and biomedical sciences to understand the origins, consequences, and policy solutions for contemporary health inequalities in the United States.

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Resource Types: Academic Center
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Health Disparities

Contact Name: Program Chair: Thomas McDade

Contact Email: [email protected]


Office of Equity and Minority Health »


The Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH) is dedicated to research, education, and policy formulation that identifies the root causes of cancer health disparities, and works to advance the understanding of practices to eliminate barriers to health empowerment and equity.

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Resource Types: Academic Center
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Associate Director: Alexis A. Thompson

Contact Email: [email protected]


Honors Program in Medical Education »


A pioneering program established at Northwestern in 1961, the HPME admits students simultaneously to one of the undergraduate colleges at Northwestern University in Evanston and Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. HPME students participate in a flexible, individualized undergraduate program that may be completed in three or four years prior to matriculation to Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Resource Types: Early Admission Program
Participating Institutions:
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 4 years
Application Due Date: Monday, January 1, 2018


Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) »


The Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) is an early MD acceptance program into the Feinberg School of Medicine for high achieving Northwestern University undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to a career as a physician.

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Resource Types: Early Admission Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Application Due Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018


Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) »


To received MD-PhD dual degrees from Northwestern University. Graduates of our Program can build their career by combining research, teaching, clinical medicine, and academic administration in unique ways that suit their personal goals.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Medical Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Application Due Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018


Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) »


Challenging and enriching courses offering gifted students the opportunity to focus their curiosity and passion on a specific interest area.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 8 weeks; Fall: October 3 – November 21, 2015 Winter: January 16 – March 5, 2016 Spring: April 16 – May 21, 2016


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Summrr Programs »


Life-changing residential and commuter programs providing challenging enrichment, honors and Advanced Placement® courses taught in a highly supportive environment. From early childhood through elementary, middle and high school, Center for Talent Development (CTD) gifted summer programs encourage gifted kids to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 1-3 weeks


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Online Programs »


Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) offers engaging gifted online courses and programs, including family programs, enrichment, core essentials, honors, and AP® courses for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 9 weeks - 9 months


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Service-Learning Programs »


The Civic Education Project (CEP) combines service-learning with study and reflection. Through this award-winning leadership and civic engagement program, middle and high school students engage with social issues first hand and develop skills to change the world.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 7 days - 3 weeks


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program »


Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University assists the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKC) in building awareness fort its prestigious Young Scholars and College Scholarship Programs.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Application Due Date: Friday, April 20, 2018


Social Justice News Nexus »


This project connects professional and community-based journalists to journalism students as part of six-month fellowship. Together, produce stories around a specific social justice topic.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Fellowship

Contact Name: Jack Doppelt

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 6 months
Application Due Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015


Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling »


This course helps leaders find their own story through personal branding; develop storytelling success with all constituencies; initiate an effective voice for crisis; interact well through social and third party media; and communicate a vision for innovation.

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Resource Types: Massive Open Online Courses
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Education

Contact Name: Tom Collinger Executive Director Spiegel Research Center Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Program Duration: November 16 - December 21


IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program »


The Q-Center offers a postdoctoral training program in applied education research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Education, Fellowship

Contact Name: Valerie Lyne

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years
Students Funded: 2-4 per year


Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior (CAB) Workshop »


Each May, political and social scientists and graduate students from around the Midwest and the nation gather for a daylong workshop on a theme of political and social behavior. This workshop is supported by IPR and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

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Resource Types: Workshop
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Political, Social Sciences

Program Duration: May, 1 day


Clinical Psychology Internship Track in LGBT Health »


This APA-approved, one-year internship, offered to three trainees annually, is designed to prepare clinical psychologists for careers addressing the behavioral health needs of the underserved populations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. It is funded by a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - IMPACT Program
Career Levels: Clinical Psychology
Subject Area: Health, LGBTQ

Program Duration: 1 year
Students Funded: 3 trainees


Northwestern University Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program (HSIP) »


As part of the Department of Medical Social Sciences and Institute for Public Health and Medicine, IMPACT participates in HSIP, where PhD students develop an individualized course of study that draws on the broad and deep resources found at Northwestern University.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - IMPACT Program
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Health, LGBTQ


LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice »


This year’s conference will more specifically focus on creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners by integrating both research findings and clinical application into each panel or symposium.

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Resource Types: Conference
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - IMPACT Program
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Health, LGBTQ

Program Duration: 1 Day Conference
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


Research Apprenticeships »


As a research apprentice, a student may assist a faculty member by conducting literature reviews, coding data, interviewing subjects, participating in research team meetings or completing a variety of other tasks. Research apprenticeships take approximately eight to 10 hours per week.

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Resource Types: Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area:

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Northwestern Undergraduate Student
Program Duration: 1 Quarter


Science Club »


Science Club, an after school, mentor-based program for middle school youth developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), continues to make a striking difference in the science skills and engagement of its 60 youth members.

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Resource Types: Mentorship
Participating Institutions: Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, CPS, Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research
Career Levels: Middle School
Subject Area: Science

Program Duration: 10 Week Curriculum, 1 Quarter

Languages: English, Spanish


Osher Center For Integrative Medicine »


The Center is looking for students who are looking to gain experience interacting with patients, learn more about integrative medicine (IM), meet Northwestern IM faculty, and gain a fundamental understanding of what is involved in conducting clinical research.

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Resource Types: Volunteering Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Stephanie Schuette

Contact Email: [email protected]


NorthShore HealthSystem Breast Research Program »


During the internship, interns typically work on one or two projects related to breast cancer and are responsible for collecting clinical data throughout the summer, as well as presenting their projects at the end of their internship.

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Resource Types: Summer Internship
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Mary Turk

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Summer
Students Funded: 2 Students
Application Due Date: Monday, December 14, 2015


UIC Medicina Academy Apprentice Program (MAAP) »


The Medicina Academy Apprentice Program is a highly engaging 4-year pre-medical apprentice program that works in partnership with Chicago area high schools to provide pathways for Latino students to prepare for professions in the medical field.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Program Duration: 4 Years
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018


UIC Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LAHSEP) »


The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program(LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program open to High School students and incoming UIC freshman from the Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs. The overall goal of this program is to offer Latino students a holistic approach to their educational development through a three track process that develops and prepares participants in specific areas (ACT, Research, or transition to UIC).

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Eligibility Criteria: Latino High School Student
Program Duration: Summer, 6 weeks
Application Due Date: Monday, February 1, 2016


Youth Health Sciences Service Corps »


The Youth Health Service Corps recruit and train a corp of high school and grammer school volunteers prepared to respond to emergencies in conjunction with city, state and federal agencies.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago - Cancer Center
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Yazmin San Miguel

Eligibility Criteria: Chicago High School and Grammar School Student
Program Duration: School Year
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


UIC UHP Early Outreach Program »


The Early Outreach Program is a pre-college pipeline that includes Saturday College, Summer Prep, and Young Scientist programs, among others, for talented Chicago-area 4th through 12th grade students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Princess Currence

Eligibility Criteria: 4th - 12th Grade Student
Program Duration: 1 year


UIC CHANCE Summer Youth STEM camp »


The CHANCE for CHANGE Summer Youth S.T.E.M. Camp was designed to identify and recruit academically talented students interested in the STEM disciplines in order to prepare them for academic instruction and networking opportunities for possible entry into S.T.E.M. related careers.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 6 Weeks Summer Program
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


Exelon/Comed STEM Academy »


The CHANCE S.T.E.M. Academy is a partnership with Exelon-ComEd, and is an interactive project designed to introduce high school students to college-level engineering coursework.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: School Year
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


UIC CHANCE Saturday College Prep »


The CHANCE Saturday College is a comprehensive 10-week instructional program designed for high school students interested in attending UIC and will prepare them for the transition to college and the placement exam.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: College Course Prep

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 10 Weeks
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


UIC HCOE Medicinal Scholars »


The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Eligibility Criteria: Undergraduate Latino Student
Program Duration: 3 Years
Students Funded: 30 Students Selected
Application Due Date: Friday, July 20, 2018


UIC Summer Research Opportunities Program »


The goal of SROP is to introduce domestic underrepresented sophomores and juniors to academic research experiences. Student participants work one-on-one with a faculty mentor giving them an opportunity to experience research and the graduate student experience. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) launched its SROP in 1986, with a total of six minority undergraduate students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Allen Bryson

Eligibility Criteria: Sophmore and Junior Undergraduate Students from underrepresented ethnic/minority groups who have a 2.75 or higher grade point average
Program Duration: Full Time over the Summer
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018


UIC TRIO »


The programs seek to increase the rate of students who complete secondary school and enroll in and graduate from a postsecondary institution.

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Resource Types: Support Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Multidisciplinary

Contact Name: Kevin Gordon

Eligibility Criteria: Low Income or First Generation
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970


McNair Scholars »


The goal of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Arts, Business, Education, Science

Contact Name: Angela Vidal-Rodriguez

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Status as a first-generation college student with income eligibility and/or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education.
Program Duration: Academic Year with Summer Research
Stipend Amount: $2,800
Application Due Date: Friday, November 30, 2018


Upward Bound Math and Science »


A program designed to strengthen the math and science skills of students in grades 8 through 12. We help students recognize and develop their potential in math and science and encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

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Resource Types: Tutoring Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Aaron Cortes

Contact Email: [email protected]


Student Center for Science Engagement (SCSE) »


A friendly space where students gather to study and talk about science. At the SCSE students form study groups, receive tutoring and get individualized guidance on preparing for science-oriented careers.

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Resource Types: Tutoring Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Mathematics, Psychology, Science

Contact Email: [email protected]


Bachelor of Arts: Health and Wellness: Community Health and Wellness »


The Community Health and Wellness track includes an internship. The internship is comprised of a semester-long fieldwork experience with weekly assignments. The field experience consists of a minimum of 200 clock hours of work (typically unpaid) in a community health and wellness agency during the major’s final spring semester.

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Public Health

Contact Name: Ms. Marianne Morrissey, MA

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Academic year


Career Development Center »


Career Development Center empowers the Northeastern Illinois University community by providing excellent opportunities for career exploration.

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Career Center

Contact Name: Ted McMahon

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: Academic year


MARC NU-STAR Program »


A comprehensive educational program for students, comprising innovative curriculum developments that integrate quantitative sciences into the program of study of the STEM disciplines, diverse research experiences that include research training in RU/VH universities, structured mentoring and advising, and financial support

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Dr. Emina A. Stojković

Eligibility Criteria: Students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Program Duration: 2 Years
Stipend Amount: $10,000 / Year
Application Due Date: Friday, March 13, 2015


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology


The focus of the postdoctoral experience involves solidifying clinical and supervision skills, deepening self-awareness and self-reflection, strengthening multicultural competency, and developing professional independence while completing 1750 supervised hours to meet licensure requirements in the State of Illinois.

Resource Types: Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students
Subject Area: Psychology

Contact Name: Dr. Miki Koyama

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 Year
Stipend Amount: $30,000
Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Psychotherapy Practicum »


The focus of the Psychotherapy Practicum involves developing solid clinical skills, increasing self-awareness and self-reflection, and strengthening multicultural awareness and competency.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Psychology

Contact Name: Dr. Miki Koyama

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Prospective freshman with ACT score of 25 or above, or current NEIU student or transfer student with cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above
Program Duration: 1 Year
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Honors Program »


Program for high achieving students–expands what students do as part of any degree program, including a required thesis.

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Arts, Business, Education, Science

Contact Name: Dr. Jon Hageman

Eligibility Criteria: Prospective freshman with ACT score of 25 or above, or current NEIU student or transfer student with cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above
Program Duration: 1.5-4 Years
Students Funded: Access to merit-based scholarships


Non-Traditional Degrees Program »


Broadly interdisciplinary degree programs. Includes the UWW program in which students can apply work and training experience to their degrees.

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Academic Affairs

Contact Name: Dr. Kimberly Sanborn

Students Funded: Access to merit-based scholarships


Math, Science, and Technology for Quality Education (MSTQE)


Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Academic Affairs

Contact Name: Heather Patay

Students Funded: Access to merit-based scholarships


Graduate Certificate and MA in Gerontology »


Graduate degree and graduate certificate programs in Gerontology.

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Resource Types: Certificate and Degree Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Gerontology

Contact Name: Lisa Hollis-Sawyer

Program Duration: 1 Year


Global Brigades


Global Brigades (GB) is the largest, student-led, nonprofit health and sustainable development organization with varied membership that spans North American and European universities.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Environmental, Public Health

Contact Name: Christine McCary

Contact Email: [email protected]


MEDLIFE


MEDLIFE aims to partner with motivated individuals in poor communities working to improve their access to medicine, increase education and enhance community development.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Public Health

Contact Email: [email protected]


Northwestern Emergency Medicine Organization


Northwestern Emergency Medicine Organization serves to promote a greater visibility for the broad-range applications of emergency medicine on campus and within the Greater Chicago area.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Angela Mitchell

Contact Email: [email protected]


Peer Health Exchange


Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Education, Public Health

Contact Name: Andrea Bell

Contact Email: [email protected]


Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators


Northwestern student organization affiliated with Northwestern University Health Service that provides education, organizes events, and generates dialogue about sexual health and sexual assault.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Public Health

Contact Name: Erin Clark

Contact Email: [email protected]


The Medical Decoder


The Medical Decoder is a student-produced publication run by, and designed for, those interested in the world of medicine and health care.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Healthcare Publication, Medicine

Contact Name: Tom Bozza

Contact Email: [email protected]


Northwestern Community Development Corps (NCDC) »


An organization that seeks to engage students in community development at Northwestern University, in Evanston, and throughout Chicago by promoting civic engagement through direct service, social awareness, and advocacy.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Community Development

Contact Name: Jacob Sherman

Contact Email: [email protected]


Chicago Area Mentorship Program (CAMP) »


A student organization that aims to inspire high school students to work towards their aspirations by stressing the importance of hard work, determination and self-confidence.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Mentorship

Contact Name: Haley Jakabcsin

Contact Email: [email protected]


Multicultural Student Affairs »


Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) enriches the cultural experience of Northwestern through leadership and education programming; providing opportunities for community engagement and identity expression; and assisting students in navigating the University.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Resource Center

Contact Name: Charles Kellom

Contact Email: [email protected]


Northwestern University Black Alumni Association »


The mission of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) is to represent the interests of black alumni, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, thereby deepening their commitment to the University and to serve as a resource to Northwestern in its efforts to recruit and graduate more African American scholars.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Alumni Organization


Latino Alumni of Northwestern University (LANU) »


The Latino Alumni of Northwestern University’s (LANU) mission is to establish and nurture relationships among Latino alumni and students, thereby fostering personal success and enriching the Latino community.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Alumni Organization


Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) »


The Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) is a student-organization at Northwestern University that strives to raise Asian/Asian American awareness and community-building on campus.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Theanne Liu

Contact Email: [email protected]


Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Student Association »


Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Student Association is dedicated to promoting and inspiring the interests of the community of American Indian students and those who appreciate American Indian cultures at Northwestern University.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Doug Medin

Contact Email: [email protected]


Project ShoutOUT »


One of Northwestern University’s undergraduate student out-reach groups, working with LGBTQIA+ communities in the Chicago area.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Devin Moss

Contact Email: [email protected]


African Students Association (ASA) »


ASA is a student organization for African students and those interested in African culture. Our main goal is to create and sustain community for those interested in engaging African culture.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Charles Kellom

Contact Email: [email protected]


CaribNation »


Northwestern’s Caribbean Student Alliance is an organization for students of Caribbean descent, as well as all members of the NU community who are interested in the dynamic culture. It seeks to explore and preserve the culture through many types of on-campus programming.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Charles Kellom

Contact Email: [email protected]


Polish-American Student Alliance (PASA) »


The Polish-American Student Alliance (PASA) serves as social and academic support for Polish-American students on campus. PASA commits itself to building a strong community among its memebers and working wih other cultural student groups.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Jason Hanson

Contact Email: [email protected]


Kaibigan: Filipino Students Association »


Kaibigan is a Northwestern student-run organization dedicated to promoting Filipino culture through education and exposure. The group fosters a sense of community providing a reliable and supportive environment for its members

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Alejandro Magana

Contact Email: [email protected]


Chinese Student Association »


The Chinese Students Association is one of the first established Asian-American student groups at Northwestern. We aim to promote the awareness of Chinese culture on campus and elsewhere while encouraging a social environment for students of all backgrounds.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Louie Lainez

Contact Email: [email protected]


AccessibleNU »


Northwestern University and AccessibleNU are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and professional studies students with disabilities who attend the University.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Alison May

Contact Email: [email protected]


Women’s Center »


The Northwestern University Women’s Center is dedicated to fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the personal, professional and academic lives of all members of the University community, particularly women students, staff and faculty.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Renée Redd

Contact Email: [email protected]


Feinberg Medical School Office of Diversity »


Welcome to the Office of Diversity. We are proud of our longstanding commitment to diversity and excellence. We work with Feinberg students, residents, staff, and faculty to further our mission to achieve a campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Culture, Medicine

Contact Name: Associate Dean, Minority and Cultural Affairs: John E. Franklin, MD, MSc

Contact Email: [email protected]


Latina & Latino Studies Program »


The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University engages in teaching, research, and service activities that represent current production of knowledge about Latina and Latino communities in the United States.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Academic Program

Contact Name: Frances Aparicio

Contact Email: [email protected]


Gender & Sexuality Studies Program »


This program questions gender and sexuality in the U.S., transnationally, and in history, and answer them using research tools from across the humanities and social sciences, as well as from feminist, masculinity, LGBT and queer studies.  

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Academic Program

Contact Name: Mary Weismantel

Contact Email: [email protected]


African American Studies Program »


Northwestern University’s Department of African American Studies offers courses comparing the black experience in various parts of the world, allowing students to learn to analyze identity, race, and racism as formations that change over time and space.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Academic Program

Contact Name: Martha Biondi

Contact Email: [email protected]


Department of Campus Inclusion and Community (RespectNU) »


The mission of the Department of Campus Inclusion and Community is to work collaboratively with the entire university community to create opportunities for dialogue, experiential learning, leadership development, multicultural education, social justice training, and advocacy aimed at fostering an inclusive learning environment for all students.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson

Contact Email: [email protected]


Mentor Program »


Purpose: to facilitate connections between students, faculty, and residents that will foster career explorations and development, mentorship, scholarship and collegiality

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Culture


Latino Medical Student Association »


LMSA members work closely with the Office of Diversity and other student organizations to accomplish their goals. LMSA assists with programming and mentoring for high school students as well as participates in national and regional meetings.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Culture, Medicine


Student National Medical Association »


The Office of Diversity works closely with SNMA to support their programming and initiatives. Last year, student leaders worked with to help organize a campus visit for premedical students in conjunction with the SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Culture, Medicine


Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association »


(APAMSA) strives to serve the student body in four different capacities: cultural, social, educational, and philanthropy. The services are especially focused for Asian American medical students, providing an avenue where Asian American issues and concerns may be addressed.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Culture, Medicine


Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH) »


The Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH) is dedicated to research, education, and policy formulation that identifies the root causes of cancer health disparities, and works to advance the understanding of practices to eliminate barriers to health empowerment and equity.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Alexis Thompson


Future Health Professionals »


To promote health consciousness amongst the student body, sponsor health related activities for the benefit of the community at large and provide a network of resources for NEIU pre-health students.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health

Contact Name: Joshua Kruithof, David Nassim-Sabat

Contact Email: [email protected]


Black Caucus »


Establishing a cohesive union between underrepresented students and to focus on leadership education, public health and economic development among them.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Public Health

Contact Name: Ahriel Mullings

Contact Email: [email protected]


Latino/a Resource Center »


The Latino/a Resource Center supports the core values of diversity and multiculturalism in Northeastern Illinois University’s mission and the Pedroso Center’s commitment to social justice through advocacy on behalf of Latina/o students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the university community.

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Resource Types:
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: Maria Genao-Homs

Contact Email: [email protected]


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences


An academic club for minority persons to help them succeed within the STEM fields.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Education, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Robert Fidis

Contact Email: [email protected]


African/African-American Resource Center (AARC) »


The programming and initiatives of the African and African American Resource Center are diverse in nature and include conferences, workshops, speaker series, mentoring, personal and academic guidance and many other activities.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Culture

Contact Name: African/African American Resource Center Staff

Contact Email: [email protected]


Women’s Resource Center (WRC) »


The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) was created to address the needs of women-identified students while providing gender education and resources to the entire NEIU community.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Women's Health

Contact Name: Joanna Snawder

Contact Email: [email protected]


LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University »


The LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University provides an affirming environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all identities by creating educational, cultural and social opportunities

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: LGBTQ

Contact Name: Stephen Loveless

Contact Email: [email protected]


NEIU Project Success »


Project Success remains dedicated to access and equity by serving students of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, and backgrounds making it one of the most diverse programs on campus.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area:

Contact Email: [email protected]


NEIU TRIO Support »


Program offers Northeastern Illinois University students extra academic and social help so they stay in school through graduation.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area:

Contact Name: Monica Teixeira

Contact Email: [email protected]


NEIU Student Disability Services »


Provides students with physical and learning disabilities reasonable accommodations and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area:

Contact Email: [email protected]


Proyecto Pa’Lante »


Students in Proyecto Pa’Lante are provided with personal and academic support programs and services designed to enhance learning and development, as well as ease the academic and social transition to Northeastern.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area:


Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society »


An international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

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Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Psychology

Contact Name: Chris Merchant


Generativity Club


A student club for “any students interested in working or studying the aging population”

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Gerontology


Green Conservation Group


A student run club that “Promote(s) ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY on campus at NEIU, through education and community involvement. To get like-minded people to join us, bring their concerns and empower them to create meaningful change in the name of our environment.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Environmental, Health Sciences


Alliance for Student Social Workers


A student run club that “that serves as a place to socialize and connect with peers and create lifelong community allies and partners.”

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Subject Area: Social Work


Student Health and Counseling Services


Could connect us with students who have (or have had) a cancer diagnosis or are at high risk.

Resource Types: Student Association
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Counseling Services, Health



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