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)

INSPIRE Online


  • 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.

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.