Student Research

Basic science volunteers at Mount Sinai assist laboratory staff with carrying out research techniques. Clinical research volunteers assist the research staff with a variety of tasks, including data entry and collection and compiling study documents. Both are exceptional year-round opportunities for students interested in a career in medicine.

Basic Science Laboratory Research

Students have the opportunity to assist the professional research staff. Training and supervision is provided.

This volunteer position requires:

High School Students
Minimum hours: Several hours per week for 4 consecutive months during the academic year; 3 days per week for 8 weeks during the summer

College Students
Minimum hours: 15 hours per week for 4 consecutive months during the academic year; 4-5 days per week for 8 weeks during the summer (requirements may vary with placement)

Minimum age: 15 for computer-based research; 16 for wet lab research
Times to Volunteer: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm; or at the discretion of the supervising researcher

Clinical Research

Clinical research volunteers assist with clinical research projects in a variety of ways, including confirming and scheduling appointments; data collection, entry, and analysis; and compiling and submitting essential documents in accordance with institutional guidelines. 16 and 17 year olds, may only assist with data entry. Training and supervision provided.

  • Minimum age: 16
  • Minimum hours: 15 hours per week for four months during the academic year and 8 weeks during the summer
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm


Online Questionnaire

Questionnaires for Summer 2018 will be accepted through February 2, 2018. Students selected to interview will be notified by February 12. Interviews will be held from February 20 - March 9. Students who are interested in a Spring 2018 research placement should contact Kaye Derman at

Contact Us
Department of Volunteer Services
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1274
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-0478