New Brody Pediatric Clinical Research Internship

The Brody School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Research Division at East Carolina University is looking for rising juniors and seniors who have an interest in developing their research skills in a clinical setting. Working 10 hours per week, interns will be able to assist with literature reviews, data collection, and manuscript development for various research projects within the Department of Pediatrics. Interns will also be exposed to different types of clinical research and study designs. Students who have an interest in research, regardless of major, are encouraged to apply. 

Note: Internships cannot be used for course credit and does not involve direct patient care shadowing. 

Examples of past internship projects include:

  1. How do pediatricians communicate with emergency department providers?
  2. What barriers do mothers experience in providing breast milk for low birth weight infants?
  3. Does a simple parent intervention increase symptom monitoring in children with ADHD?
  4. What factors impact emergency department use among children with sickle cell disease?

Examples of ongoing projects include: 

  1. When are children with chronic abdominal pain referred to specialty care providers?
  2. What are the predictors of employment in adults with congenital heart disease?
  3. Does household illicit drug use increase children’s risk of child abuse?
  4. What are the predictors and reasons for incomplete or delayed vaccination in children?

To apply for the summer 2020 internship, running June 1 through July 24, Park Scholars must submit a Park Enrichment Grant proposal by the February 1, 2020 deadline, then email a resume and writing sample to Interviews will be conducted in March and accepted interns will be notified either on or before April 17, 2020. Accepted interns must complete and submit their human subjects training prior to beginning the program. 

All questions may be directed to Cierra Buckman at 252-744-3212 or via email at