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Clinical Research Internship



The Clinical Research Internship program with the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Diseases hosts two cohorts each year with 20-30 participants per cohort. Applications from qualified candidates are accepted twice per year. To be considered, applicants must submit all required materials during the open application process.


  1. Demonstrate English language proficiency

  2. Provide documentation of personal financial support in the amount of $1,200 USD per month

  3. Provide proof of Repatriation and Medical Insurances

  4. Available for a 6-month dedicated schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:00a - 4:30p


The table below outlines the application process and the required documents for each step. Please note that if you have previously applied to the program you will need to complete the full application and resubmit all requested documents.

Open Application: May 3 - May 23, 2021

  • Letter of Intent

  • Personal CV

  • Letter of Recommendation 1

  • Letter of Recommendation 2

  • Copy of Certified Translated School Transcripts (English)

  • Copy of Certified Translated Degree (English)

  • In person interviews will be held in Louisville, KY

  • Remote interviews will be conducted using Zoom Video Conferencing Software

Initial Application

Ongoing Interviews

The process below is ONLY required for applicants requiring a VISA

  • Copy of picture page of passport (including dependent(s) if applicable)

  • Financial Support documentation (Bank Statement or Proof of Sponsorship for a personal amount of $1,200 USD per month, plus dependent(s) amount up to $5,000 USD per year)

Mailing address MUST represent your physical address to receive mailed documents

Review DS2019 for accuracy and pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee $220 for J-1 Scholars

Required upon VISA confirmation

  • Proof of Repatriation Insurance

  • Proof of Medical Insurance (including dependent(s) if applicable)

  • Proof of Medical Evacuation Insurance

Personnel Profile

Confirmation of address for DS2019

Proof of Insurance Requirements

Cohort Start Date: October 2021
Questions? Please contact IDIntern@louisville.edu

Note of Disclaimer:  The Clinical Research Internship will not constitute employment with the University of Louisville, nor will a contract for employment be conferred upon participants completion of the internship program. The internship is a voluntary educational training opportunity for scholars interested in learning more about institutional clinical research programs.