INSPIRE at Cedars-Sinai

Inspiring New Scientists through Professional Internships and Research Experience (INSPIRE) is a summer program at Cedars-Sinai designed to introduce current students and recent graduates to research in a healthcare setting through hands-on training and virtual workshops.

Students can participate in INSPIRE Internships (on-site) or INSPIRE Online. Information about the program, hosting an INSPIRE intern, student applications and program timelines can be found below.

INSPIRE Internships

  • Principles of the research process (clinical, bench or translational research)
  • Safety regulations for working in laboratory and research areas
  • Appropriate use of protected health information (PHI)
  • Research study design and hypothesis development 
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Scientific literature review process
  • Methods for writing an abstract, including endnotes and source citing
  • Research discussions and presentation skills (lab meetings, Journal Clubs)

2023 INSPIRE Online Update


  • The importance of research in healthcare
  • Career pathways in research and healthcare
  • Research best practices
  • Hot topics in research and medicine

Students who successfully complete the INSPIRE Online program will receive a Certificate of Completion.

We regret to inform you that after careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2023 INSPIRE Online program. We encourage you to apply next year when we plan to relaunch the virtual program.

Apply to INSPIRE

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you have questions or would like more information about our Internship Programs at Cedars-Sinai.