The Harris Neuroscience Internship

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Harris Neuroscience Internship. The internship will take place July 2023-May 2024. The format will be virtual until further notice. 

COVID-19 has created some campus restrictions that prevent the internship from its usual operations. However, we have identified some adaptations that allow Harris Internship students to engage with the Stanford Neurology and Neurosurgery departments.

Harris Internship Traditional Requirements

Harris Internship COVID-19 Modifications

Scholarly project

Access to weekly Neurology Grand Rounds

Attend Weekly Rehabilitation Research Meeting focused on theory and methods in medical education and research under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Staff/ Director of Brain Injury and Defense and Veteran Brain Injury Center Senior Scientist. Monthly attendance at the virtual Neuroscience Journal Club Meetings that offer students an opportunity to read and discuss scientific literature and newsworthy developments in the field of neuroscience in a low-pressure environment with expert Stanford scientists.
Participate in at least one activity/project of their choice during the fellowship year that promotes increased engagement with girls and/or underrepresented minorities. Attend weekly remote Narratives in Neurosurgery course that walks through the educational milestones of a neurosurgical career, starting with perspectives of 4th year medical students and working up to day-to-day functions and lifestyles of senior neurosurgical faculty. This class is offered during the fall quarter.

Our top priority is the safety of our internship students and we will continue to offer remote opportunities until it is safe to return to campus.

Application Requirements

The Internship application deadline is April 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Please submit:

  1. A Cover Letter that includes:
    1. Name of applicant
    2. Grade in the upcoming fall of the school year
    3. Name of school
    4. Contact information

  2. Letter of recommendation from a Math and/or Science Teacher. May be emailed directly to Julia Blanchet

  3. A completed parent/guardian form

  4. A completed assumption of risk form

  5. A response to the following prompt (500 Word Limit):

    Question: As you look at the world, what would you want to change and how would science play a part?

Questions? Please contact Julia Blanchet.

2022-2023 Interns

Alessandra Dodson

Angelina Choy

Anjali Iyer

Anna Thieman

Caroline Brown

Cherise Wong

Marguerite Robison

Nambita Sahai