The CARE Internship Program is not taking applications at this time and that the internship application process will reopen in Spring 2021.

The Community Access, Recruitment & Engagement (CARE) Research Center offers unique training opportunities for future researchers and organizers interested in the science of diverse research engagement, recruitment and retention in clinical trials, research administration and management and/or community engagement.

CARE Internships (Summer Internships)

The CARE Research Center at Mass General develops innovative research and community engagement projects assessing the accessibility and accrual rates to clinical trials, particularly for underrepresented groups.


The CARE Research Center is pleased to announce one internship opening at Massachusetts General Hospital beginning in July 2020. The CARE Internship Program is designed to introduce exceptionally-qualified college and masters students to careers in clinical research, community organizing and/or research administration.

The program offers interns a rich array of activities and support to maximize their experience:

  • Stipend support during the 8-week internship program
  • Lectures, events and curriculum elements structured to deepen the training and knowledge bases of participants
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities


  1. Candidates must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs and have an interest in either clinical research, community organizing and/or research administration
  2. If an applicant is currently receiving funding from a U.S. federal training or career development grant, please contact the center director for eligibility before applying
  3. Scholars must live in or near Boston during the entire duration of the 8-week training program


Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Personal statement of interest (500 words)
  2. Statement of research goals
  3. 2 letters of recommendation
  4. Curriculum vita

Applicants are chosen based on their academic credentials and the areas of research interest.

Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to Dr. Jonathan Jackson, the center Director.

Skype interviews will take place in the last two weeks of March. All interviewed applicants will receive an email with the final decision by late April.

All inquiries and application materials should be forwarded to:

Jonathan Jackson, PhD
Director, CARE Research Center