Summer Program 2024

Updates about the 2024 session coming Nov./Dec. 2023. In the meantime, please view the 2023 Symposium!

Program Overview

The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute has offered summer research internship opportunities to qualified students since 1974. The primary goal of the program is to provide a mentored, hands-on research experience for college undergraduate, graduate, dental, and medical students considering a career in research.

Through the 3 month full-time working program (typically from May through August), students work with a research scientist on an independent project and contribute to all aspects of the research process. In addition, SRIP students are required to attend an Institutional Review Board meeting, lead a journal club session, prepare an abstract describing their research, as well as prepare and deliver an oral presentation of their research at the annual Research Symposium in early August. In addition to the independent projects, the SRIP program students are given access to and encouraged to attend  scientific seminars and journal clubs as well as additional opportunities through Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), ethics, or scientific review.  

Through funding provided primarily through philanthropy, the program provides interns with an hourly wage. In some cases, the summer research project can serve as the capstone project or thesis if required for the student’s degree program.

Research Areas

Research areas, potential mentors, and projects for SRIP students are listed on the Summer Research Internship Program Research Areas Page. Read MCRI's Year in Review for a snapshot of the activities, people and resources at our institution that contribute to program success. Visit the 2023 SRIP Research Symposium to see interns' final projects.  


SRIP is open to full- or part-time continuing college or university junior or graduate students, including graduating seniors who have applied to graduate/medical/dental school in Fall 2023. An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits by the time the internship begins and will be entering at least the junior year following completion of the internship. 

F-1 international students are eligible if currently attending a college or university within the U.S., and holding or can hold (for the purposes of the internship) a valid Employee Authorization Document (EAD).

How to Apply

Prospective interns need to complete an online application. The application window for the 2023 session closed on February 15, 2023 (midnight CST). All applications included the following information: 

Two academic or research references

Copy of transcripts

Resume or CV

Personal statement (500 words which describes research interest, relevant experience, how SRIP will aid in achieving career goals, etc.)


The selection committee will make a decision of applicants based on the strength of application materials (i.e., academic standing, references, coursework completed), and interest matching chosen projects. Positions will require a telephone interview with the proposed mentor prior to continuing the selection process. Applicants will be notified of the mentor’s decision on or before April 1.

Summer 2023 Session

The 2023 session started May 31 and ended Aug. 9. For additional questions about housing and general program details, please contact SRIP program administrators. 

Program Support

The SRIP is supported almost entirely through philanthropy. To contribute to students gaining real world working research experience and to make a difference in our Wisconsin communities and beyond, donate today. Select the link to be redirected to the Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation gift page

Program Contact

Seth Langreck – Program Administrators

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
Summer Research Internship Program
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5777