All full-time undergraduate students, including seniors graduating in the Spring, are eligible to apply, provided that they:

  • Are currently enrolled full-time in a 4 year accredited college or university at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA
  • Are interested in research related to child health and wellness
  • Are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents

The average GPA of past CRISSP interns is 3.8. Students with the highest acceptance rate were sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing advanced degrees and were self-directed and highly motivated.

CRISSP interns must participate in the entire 10-week program, attend all mandatory events, and abide by all guidelines of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and CRISSP. CRISSP interns will be required to sign an agreement adhering to all Terms & Conditions of the program.

CRISSP is committed to diversity and encourages applications from students of all backgrounds; particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or with disabilities.

If you are not eligible for CRISSP, please visit the CHOP Research Institute internship page for information on other opportunities.

CRISSP scholars class 2016

“If I were asked to rate CRISSP on a scale of 1-10, I would give it an 11. The connections made, the knowledge learned and the experience gained will be remembered for a long time.”