Women's Health Internship Opportunities at Wake Forest School of Medicine


Available Internships
Submit a Project & Initiating the Internship
Links to External Internship Programs

The Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) is committed to the promotion of women’s health and we know that the recruitment of future top-notch researchers and physicians begins at the undergraduate level of college.  The OWIMS coordinates women's health internships between Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) researchers and healthcare providers and undergraduate students from area colleges who are looking for projects for course credit and/or experience in women's health or gender differences research.


 Internship Procedures for Undergraduate Students and Project Managers    

The following information is important.
Please be sure to take note of all steps!


STEP 1:  Fall 2014 ProjectsPlease note that each project is managed within departments. Details about the specific internship duties, scheduling, amount of time that the student will spend working on project and the student’s class requirements (if any) will be discussed and/or decided upon during an interview.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these internships are unpaid positions and we do not have housing available for out-of-state students.  
Step 2: Contact Rita Groce at rgroce@wakehealth.edu to initiate the internship process. Please send a minimum of two projects that you are interested in, as well as the completed Internship Program Information Sheet.
Step 3: Rita Groce will send the contact information for the project managers of the projects of interest. The student will contact the project manager to arrange a convenient interview time. Students and project managers need to discuss class requirements, work schedule & job requirements.
Step 4: If the student is accepted as an intern, the onboarding process will be initiated by the project manager (see step 4 in the Project Manager Task List below).  All questions should be directed to contingentworkforce@wakehealth.edu.
Step 5: Once all requirements have been met, the student will receive final notification from Workforce Planning & Development that they are permitted to begin the internship.



Submitting a Project and Initiating the Internship:
 Step 1: Interns begin their semester-long internships in September and January. We also have students requesting summer internship opportunities.  If you have a women’s health or gender differences related project that could use the assistance of an undergraduate student, please contact Rita Groce via email (rgroce@wakehealth.edu) with:

  • Project title
  • A brief description (2-3 sentences), including what tasks the student will be doing
  • The number of interns the project can accommodate.  (If nothing is listed, we will assume only 1 is needed.)
  • Contact person with phone number and email address

Step 2: When a student expresses interest in a project, the project manager will be contacted by Rita Groce with the student’s information. If the manager wishes to interview the student, they are requested to notify Ms. Groce. She will pass the contact information along to the internship candidate, who will contact the project manager to arrange a meeting time.
Step 3: The project manager will meet with the student to discuss details about the project, further details about internship duties, scheduling, time that the student will spend working on project and the student’s class requirements (if applicable). If the manager decides that the student is a good match for the project and the student agrees, the manager will please notify Rita Groce at rgroce@wakehealth.edu.
Step 4: The complete onboarding process is now handled through Human Resources.  All sponsors of unpaid student interns or non-affiliated interns must complete the following forms and submit them to contingentworkforce@wakehealth.edu

The full list of forms can be found at http://intranet.wakehealth.edu/Departments/Human-Resources/Employment/Contingent-Workforce/Non-Employee-Forms.htm


    Note: Each student must go through Human Resources (HR) and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) orientation before they can begin their internship.  Please note that due to HR changes in student onboarding, students must now undergo both a drug screen and a criminal background check to participate in your project. The cost for both of these procedures must be paid by either you or your department. Drug Screening cost is $40 if done through Employee Health Services. The cost of the criminal background check will vary depending on how many states in which the student has lived. Each supervisor will be responsible for ensuring their student has completed the necessary HR and EH&S paperwork before the student begins the internship. 
    Step 5: Once the Project Manager receives notification from Workplace Planning and Development that all documentation has been completed, the student may begin internship. Note: OWIMS serves strictly as a means for students and project managers to connect with one another. Once an internship is established, all issues must be resolved between the student and project manager.



    Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities – Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences: http://graduate.wfu.edu/summerprograms/  

    Wake Forest University Career Services: http://www.wfu.edu/career/employers/interninfo.html

    High Point University Career & Internship Services

    UNCG Career Services: http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/internships/students/

    Winston-Salem State University Career Services: http://www.wssu.edu/WSSU/About/Administration/

    Winston-Salem Police Department: Sgt. Vincent Rega; (336)726-7244

    Center for Injury Biomedics: http://www.wakehealth.edu/CIB/Summer-Research-Opportunities.htm

    Institute for Regenerative Medicine Summer Scholars Program: www.wakehealth.edu/Research/WFIRM/Summer-Scholars/Summer-Scholars-Program.htm   

    Hypertension & Vascular Research Center: http://www.wakehealth.edu/schoolOfMedicine/schoolOfMedicine_default.aspx?id=4100&terms=Hypertension+

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