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Application Overview | Overview

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The Pediatric Anesthesia Clinical and Research Internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in research and healthcare. Students must be in good academic and judicial standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Students are accepted into one of two tracks: summer (May-August) or nine-month (August-April) internship. Please note that admission to the PACaRI is competitive. The internship is open only to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

Other requirements:

  • commit to at least 20 to 25 hours a week
  • must receive academic credit from their institutions
  • detail oriented, self-directed, and eager to learn
  • interest in the healthcare field
  • statistical analysis skills (preferred)

Summer PACaRI 2024 no longer accepts new students. Please reach back in Fall for Summer PACaRI 2025.


Is the internship paid?

No. At this time we are not able to compensate interns.

What is the eligibility criteria?
  • Good academic standing and currently enrolled in college
  • Must meet one of the three following criteria:
    • Receive credit from college
    • Receive funding (reach out to your academic advisor to help you secure funding)
    • Letter from academic advisor or college professor attesting to the benefits of your participation in the PACaRI Program.
What type of schedule should I expect, and what is the time commitment?

The time commitment is 25 hours per week that can be largely scheduled based on interns' preferences. If interested, interns are allowed to devote additional hours.

Will I be able to observe cases in the OR and how often?

For two weeks (3 x 6 hours/week) you will be trained as an Assistant Anesthesia Technician. After the training is complete you will be working and observing in the OR for six hours one day a week.

Will I be working on my own in the OR once trained?

Although you will find yourself very busy in the OR, you will not be working on your own. You will always be working with an Anesthesia Technician and the Anesthesia team. You are encouraged to ask questions any time.

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