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


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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 2017 Internship Projects: Review the projects and contact Shannon Leigh Suggs at with project selection.  If there are no projects that meet your areas of research focus, contact Ms. Suggs.  She will connect with departments to determine whether any additional projects are available in those focus areas.  NOTE: if there are projects available, they would be in a research setting. Project would be 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: The project manager will arrange an interview time with the student. Students and project managers need to discuss class requirements, work schedule & job requirements.
Step 3: If the student is accepted as an intern, the on-boarding process will be initiated by the project manager (see step 3 in the Project Manager Task List below).  All questions should be directed to
Step 4: Once all requirements have been met, the student will receive final notification from Workforce Planning & Development that they are permitted to begin the internship.



When a student expresses interest in a project, the relevant project's manager will be contacted by Shannon Suggs with the student’s information. If the manager wishes to interview the student, they are requested to contact the internship candidate directly to arrange a meeting to discuss details about the project.

The complete on-boarding 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 {intranet links}

The full list of forms can be found at {intranet link}

    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 on-boarding, 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 the student. Drug Screening cost is $65 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.



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