Since the program was founded in 1974, over 200 students have worked with a research scientist and the project team on an independent project that is part of a larger research endeavor. As the experience of learning and incorporating all aspects of the research process has ended many students have gone on to medical, dental, or graduate schools, and some have returned to work at Marshfield Clinic Health System and Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. Regardless of where they are now, SRIP interns have felt that their experience in Marshfield has helped focus their career goals and strengthen their applications for future pursuits.


"This internship enabled me to apply my epidemiologic and analytic skills in a clinical research environment while also giving me an opportunity to work with experts in public health.” - Vishakha Mavani (2017 Epidemiology Intern)

"The internship really helped prepared me for this job as it introduced me to what it is like to be a scientist in the real world and not just in school, so thank you so much for that opportunity!" - Rachel Fehrman (2017 Genetics/Precision Medicine Intern)

"I was finally able to put what I had learned in the classroom to action, which allowed me to build on my knowledge of SAS programming, study designs, and analytical techniques" - Emma Seagle (2016 Epidemiology Intern)

"I learned so much from this experience, and it was an important part of my application to medical school" - Reynor Wilhorn (2019 Genetics Intern)

Program Outcomes

At the end of each summer program, interns prepare an abstract describing their summer research and present orally at the annual Research Symposium. Although it is not expected, some students work will lead to a publication in a scientific journal. Use the navigation pane to the right to stream the Research Symposium Presentation, to view abstracts, program alumni, and publications.