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PTEI will not be accepting applications for 2013 undergraduate summer internships.


To attract young people to the field of regenerative medicine, and to provide meaningful research opportunities for college students, PTEI developed and sponsors an annual undergraduate Summer Internship Program (SIP) for undergraduate college students.



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The SIP -- one of PTEI’s oldest and most successful educational programs -- provides the invaluable opportunity for undergraduate college and university students pursuing careers in medicine, research, bioengineering, chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science, computer science, the natural sciences, or related fields to connect their growing skills and educational experiences to one of today’s most exciting and promising areas of biomedical research, the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

NSF Award

On May 15, 2010, PTEI received a 3-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Award. Read more...
go to Research Experience for Undergraduates Award Information
Use the below links to see posted information on PTEI's annual summer programs for undergraduate research:

go to Summer Internship Program in Pittsburgh
go to Combat Casualty Care Summer Internship Program in San Antonio


Eligible students are those who are currently enrolled in or are graduating seniors of an accredited program, pursuing careers in bioengineering, biotechnology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, engineering, the natural sciences, and other related fields. Since the program began in 1997, more than 268 undergraduate students have taken part in the 10-week program that runs from early June to mid-August.

A special NIH-supported component focuses on the participation of quantitative/physical science majors to take part in mentored biomedical research projects within the field of tissue engineering. An additional training component pairs interns with researchers from the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, where they focus on priority research related to combat casualty care and wound healing.


Supervised by research mentors at PTEI's affiliated universities, research centers, and academic health centers, the students perform their own research and data analysis and present their findings at a formal scientific poster session at the conclusion of the program. PTEI also organizes social and professional development activities throughout the summer.

PTEI is committed to providing undergraduate research opportunities to all students, with special interest in applications from students who are typically under-represented within fields of science, technology, and engineering. These include African-Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and disabled individuals. PTEI is an equality opportunity employer.