Internship Opportunities

Innovation Associates Program: Undergraduate & Graduate Internship

A group photo of the innovation associates with Dean Cheng. From the left, Sabrina Sawhney, Indulekha Thomas, Megan Hyunh, Samuel Chan (Strategy Coordinator, ODI), Saniya Rao (Communications and Outreach Coordinator, ODI), Dean Cheng and Ogechi Nwaopara.

We are a fast-paced, start-up styled team consisting of undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates from all disciplines implementing design thinking and entrepreneurial efforts to shape inclusion initiatives at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. We collaborate to generate new, innovative approaches on mission-critical projects that vary widely from developing pipeline programs within the District to curriculum changes in medical school education.

We are social entrepreneurs who explore diversity strategies across different sectors (tech, education, business) and adapt them to the school of medicine.  We are given the autonomy to drive our projects, but consult directly with Senior Associate Dean, Susan Cheng and Associate Dean for Student Learning, and GEMS Program Director, Dean Taylor. We are a high-energy team on a mission to translate metrics, research and trends into new diversity strategies.

Aside from pursuing our interests in policy, education and medicine and how they intersect, some perks for working on the team include:

  • Social Entrepreneurship Experience: If you’re interested in getting some first-hand start-up experience with an exciting team, you’ll learn a lot from this meaningful opportunity and contribute in ways that matter.`
  • Rich Teaming Experiences: Practice your skills in collaboration with a dynamic team and work directly with Deans and Faculty.
  • Mentorship: Direct mentorship with supervisor and 1-1 career coaching and development.
  • Prime Networking Opportunities: Opportunities to grow your own professional network in higher education and at the School of Medicine as you collaborate with our team

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