Victoria Stewart

Student Experience Committee Member

Victoria Stewart is a Senior studying Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish. She has been a member of the BYU Pre-Med Club since her freshman year and has loved being able to connect with other people who share the same goal! Victoria currently volunteers as a Spanish Medical Interpreter, she is a Program Director for Anatomy Academy, and she recently lived in Boston for a research internship – which she considers one of her favorite experiences while at BYU. In her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling to visit her family in Spain, eating cookie dough ice cream, and blasting music to sing and dance to. She hopes to pursue Medical School where she can continue to serve the Hispanic community, research memory-related diseases and join the medical field as a Bilingual provider.


Student Experience Committee Member

Boston is a Junior from Nashville, Tennessee, studying Physiology and Developmental Biology (PDBio).  Through his experiences so far on his pre-med path, he has developed a love for the pursuit of a medical career because of how the path shapes you to become the best version of yourself as you focus on others.  In his free time, Boston enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and all kinds of sports.  He also loves snowboarding and doing lots of outdoor activities.

Lucas Wang

Student Experience Committee Member

Internship Opportunities

University of Virginia School of Medicine

The School of Medicine offers a ten-week research internship to qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. Generous financial support, housing, and travel are provided to participants

The University of California San Diego

A program designed for motivated undergraduate students who are interested in learning about a career as a Physician-Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.). This program is closely linked to the MST (Medical Scientist Training) Program.  SURF is designed for students from groups that are underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis.

Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education

This project focuses on bacteria (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) culture and identification, and maintaining the N. gonorrhoeae collection in LRRB. The participant will coordinate with state public health laboratories members in the transfer and archive N. gonorrhoeae isolates at CDC.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the fellow will have a chance to partake in the following activities:

  • Use laboratory inventory management system (LIMS) software/program
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture and identification using the MALDI-TOF (Matrix assisted laser-desorption ionization time-of-flight)
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST)
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Attending meetings with collaborators (within in CDC and/or external partners)

John Hopkins School of Medicine

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in biomedical and/or public health research to students from diverse backgrounds – including students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in science and medicine, students from low-income/underserved backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program provides research exposure for students interested in potential careers in science, medicine and public health.

BYU Gerontology

Each year during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of October, the Huntsman World Senior Games (HWSG) are held in St. George, Utah. The games are the largest and most well organized annual senior games event in the world. More than 11,000 senior athletes (age 50+) from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 30 countries come to compete in 30 different sporting and athletic events. BYU students have a 26-year history of volunteering to conduct health screenings, including balance, blood pressure, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, emotional health, functional strength, glaucoma, visual acuity, carotid artery ultrasound, hearing, and more. Students receive training for the various health screenings, and for the most part all expenses are covered. Dr. Ron Hager of Exercise Sciences has been organizing this volunteer experience for BYU students for 20 years! In addition to the benefit of the volunteer experience, students can also receive internship credit for their major and/or for the Gerontology Minor internship requirement. The Senior Games Health Screenings will be offered again in 2021. Volunteers can go one or both weeks and earn 1 internship credit for each week that they volunteer! Volunteers sign up by filling out this Google Form.

Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is one of the longest running programs of its kind! Our former participants have gone on to make significant contributions to science/humanity through their positions as researchers, educators, industry & health professionals, government leaders, and clinicians. Our participants come from all areas of the country and bring a unique set of skills and experiences that they are able to apply and further build upon. The participants in the program gain valuable research experience, refine their critical thinking skills, increase their social and professional networks, and are introduced to various disciplines of science.


The stipend amount equates to roughly $9.31/hour (pre-tax), as participants provide a full-time effort (8 hours/day) for 47 days total as part of the program. In addition to the $3,500 stipend, we provide fully-furnished housing accommodations that are located within 10-minutea walking distance from the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center where MCW is located. The housing complex is a newer structure that features full kitchens w/stainless steel appliances, central air/heating, cable/internet, parking, and on-site laundry facilities.

Baylor College of Medicine

The Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program provides frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities.

German Academic Exchange Service

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field) DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses Host universities, universities of applied sciences (UAS) and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors or researchers (only UAS) German language is not required and the working language will be in English

Hunter Cancer Institute Fellowship

The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is divided into four research programs that include laboratory, clinical, and population-based efforts. Participants in this program will complete up to 16 weeks of cancer research. Fellows will be expected to work effectively with colleagues, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. Students participating in the program conduct research under the direction of a faculty member. Research assignments are made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty mentors and student participants.

University of Michigan

Summer experiences offer opportunities to participate in exciting projects, mentored by and working side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in science and medicine. Many programs are available not only within the Medical School but across the University of Michigan campus as well.  A variety of opportunities in various fields such as Cancer Research, Cardiology, and Neuroscience.  Please visit the websites for specifics on the different programs’ application processes.

BYU Summer Premedical Research Internship

For the past four years, the BYU Summer Premedical Research Internship has placed BYU premed students in summer research positions at prominent medical schools across the country. Most positions are at Stanford and Harvard. In 2021, we are working to obtain additional positions at the University of Utah and Vanderbilt University. Students have exceptional opportunities to learn research methods and execute research studies, often from beginning to end. Students have conducted research in many areas including:

  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Anesthesia
  • Neurology
  • Global/public health
  • Pulmonology
  • Gastroenterology

Students who submit applications will be asked to select the area of interest they would like to pursue; however, the primary investigator at each lab ultimately accepts an individual student and makes the offer; hence no position in an area of interest is guaranteed. Applicants are encouraged to be open to a wide range of opportunities.

National Renewable Energy Lab's Biosciences Center

A full-time or part-time student internship is available at the National Renewable Energy Lab’s Biosciences Center. The intern will assist with analytical chemistry and sample preparation, organize sample data, and assist with the cultivation and physiological growth experiments with researchers and technical staff.

Clinical Opportunities

Utah Valley Hospital

18 Years old minimum – 4 hour weekly shifts – Minimum 6 month commitment

Mountain View Hospital

18 years old minimum – 4 hours per week – 6 month commitment

Orem Community Hospital

18 years old minimum – 4 hour weekly shifts – minimum 6 month commitment


American Fork Hospital

14 years old minimum. -4hour weekly shifts – 6 month commitment – must be fully vaccinated

Timpanogos Regional Hospital

18 year old minimum – 4 hours per week – 6 month commitment