CIRT Student Internship Program

The student internship program is currently on hiatus, and the summer program has been cancelled for 2014. Please check back at a later date for any updates. Until then, applications will not be accepted.


Under the direction of Daniel S. Berman, MD, the Cardiac Imaging Research Team (CIRT) Student Internship Program (SIP) provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in clinical and outcomes cardiovascular research, specifically in the areas of cardiac imaging (Nuclear, PET, CT, MRI).

During the summer program, interns will work on collecting follow-up data from research subjects and medical records. They will also have the opportunity to attend talks featuring distinguished clinicians and researchers, and to shadow professionals in a clinical setting.

Students eighteen years of age or older who are US citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university are eligible to apply. Previous SIP interns have included undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in pre-med, public health, or medical school programs. This is a volunteer internship program; no stipend is given. Housing and transportation are not provided.

To Apply

A complete application includes the following:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Current Resume or CV
  • Academic Transcripts

The application form, CV, and transcripts should be submitted together as a single PDF document via email to Please refer to the many resources online and on campuses if you are unsure how to combine documents into a single PDF document. The PDF should contain a scanned, full color version of your official academic transcript (not online degree progress reports), and program participants will need to submit an official hard copy once accepted. Instructions regarding how recommendations are to be submitted can be found on the Recommendation Form. Check with your recommender near the deadline to ensure that your letter has been sent to our office. Please do not contact us to see if your letter has been received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Application Review Process

Applications are evaluated based on an assessment of the student's merits, his/her strengths and potential for a research career, how well his/her experiences and goals fit with the specific project we decide on (TBD), and faculty recommendation. Students will be notified of the results of the review process in early May.

Contact Information

Send an email to for questions regarding application preparation or submission.