Health Sciences Internship

Health Sciences Internship Program Application deadlines 

If you intend to do your internship in this quarter:

Fall 2024

Winter 2024

Attend an information meeting during the week of (see specific dates and times below):

April 8th - 11th, 2024


And submit an application by:

 April 29th, 2024










Summer 2024 Internship Information Meetings:

  • April 8th @ 12 PM - Soc Sci 1, Suite 117, Meeting room
  • April 9th @12 PM - Soc Sci 1, Suite 117, Meeting room 
  • April 9th @ 4 PM - via Zoom 
  • April 10th @ 10 AM - via Zoom 
  • April 10th @ 12 PM - Soc Sci 1, Suite 117, Meeting room 
  • April 11th @ 10 AM - via Zoom 
  • April 11th @ 12 PM - Soc Sci 1, Suite 117, Meeting room 

Zoom meetings can be accessed via the Human Biology Internship Information Canvas course. Invitation links are sent to all active human biology majors.

The internship program is restricted to declared Human Biology/Global & Community Health, BS majors in their junior or senior year.

Important Links

Internship Information 

Pre-Health at UCSC

Med School Prep

Global and Community Health Major

Contact Info

Health Sciences Internship Coordinator

323 Sinsheimer Labs
MCD Biology
University of California
1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064



The Human Biology bachelor of science program provides undergraduates with the foundation necessary to undertake advanced training in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other biomedically-related fields. The degree satisfies the admission requirements for biology, chemistry, math, and physics for most biomedically-related professional and graduate schools in the U.S.

NOTE: Medical and professional school admissions requirments vary; students should verify that their coursework will satisfy the admissions requirements of the programs to which they plan to apply.

Following the advice of California health care professionals and administrators, we require each student to serve an internship in a local health care facility to gain practical hands-on experience. This has become one of the most popular features of the program. Reflecting California's rapidly changing cultural demographics, students must also demonstrate or gain language proficiency in Spanish to complete the degree.

UCSC human biology students also enjoy close interactions with 20 affiliated MCD Biology faculty members. In addition, students have access to an Internship Coordinator, and Career Center resources are available to help guide students in identifiying career choices, meeting requirements for and preparing applications to professionals schools.

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