All full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating in the Spring are eligible 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

Please Note: Freshman are not eligible to apply

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.

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.

Per CHOP policy, all CRISSP students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or provide proof of approved medical exemption).

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

CRISSP scholars class 2017

"The knowledge and friendships I have gained through CRISSP are truly invaluable. I really appreciated the emphasis not only on research and science, but also on the importance of career development and establishing new relationships and mentorship. I feel well prepared for my future endeavors thanks to CRISSP". CRISSP Alumni