Research Volunteer Programs

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.

The Research Volunteer Program places a select number of applicants in basic science laboratory and clinical research positions each year.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the Research Volunteer Program. We have moved to a rolling basis application system to allow applicants more access to opportunities that occur sporadically throughout the year in various areas of research. In your application, please select a date that you would like to remain open through in the availability section; your application will remain eligible to be selected for an interview during your “open application” time frame. To apply, please fill out a research volunteer application here.

Basic Science Laboratory Research

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

This volunteer position requires:

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.

High School Students
Hours will vary depending on researches needs

College Students
Minimum hours: 15 hours per week for 4 consecutive months during the academic year

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
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

The Volunteer Department also clears applicants who have secured a research volunteer position for themselves at any point in time during the year. If you have secured a research volunteer position for yourself, please fill out a research volunteer application here.