Summer Intern Program

Student Interns for Research and Scholarly Activities

Note: All dates are subject to change and will be updated as needed.

Please see forms below to initiate proposal, project commitment and final report (abstracts).

Questions? Contact Lisa Adams at or 973-972-6524 OR Michele Sisco at or 973-972-4678.

Stipends are provided to SHP Students to work on Research or a Scholarly Activity Project with SHP Faculty Members during the summer.  Examples of Scholarly Activity may include abstract, manuscript preparation, library research, presentation (invited, national regional), book chapter or book review, conference paper or software program as in a survey research.

Researcher Name Project Title
Antonina Mitrofanova Analysis and evaluation of transcriptomic patterns in smoking patients with lung adenocarcinoma
Carrie Esopenko Effect of head trauma in intimate partner violence
David Kietrys  Non-pharmaceutical Management of Chronic Pain in Persons Living with HIV: A Scoping Review
Jean-Francois Daneault Tele-yoga for the management of dystonia
Judy Deutsch VCYCLE Increases Exercise Intensity for Persons with PD
Laura Byham-Gray Rutgers Nutrition & Kidney Database (RNKD)
Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Development of a Scoping Review of Current Practices for the Provision of Trauma-informed Health Care, Research, and Education of Future Health Care Providers
Rebecca Brody Predictors of grit level and growth mindset of the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences students.
Shashi Mehta Large Granular Lymphocytes: Identification and Enumeration by Digital Image Analysis
Shristi Rawal Validation and reliability of the Nepali version of the global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ).
Suril Gohel Frequency specific changes in dynamic functional connectivity
Weili Lu  Positive PTSD screening and health correlates

A stipend of $1,000.00 will be awarded to each student who completes an agreed upon project in a six to eight week period during the summer.

Interns must be SHP graduate students, with preference given to students who are less than half way through their Program. Faculty Researchers must have a terminal degree for the research component, however, this criteria is not required for the Scholarly Activity.  Where required, research must be approved by the proper Institutional Review Board.

Timeline & Forms

    • Official Announcement – March 9, 2020
    • Applications due from Faculty – Project Proposal Form– April 1, 2020
    • Research Proposals posted online – April 6, 2020
    • Announcement for Students to review research proposals – April 7, 2020
    • Student/Faculty Interview process and final selection – starts April 7th through May 1st
    • Student/Faculty Final Selection due to Office of Research – May 1, 2020
    • Project Commitment Form due from Faculty – May 8, 2020
      • Notification of funding awards – May 18, 2020
    • Letters sent to students/faculty regarding funding status
    • 1st Half funding Application – July 1, 2020
    • Final Abstract due from Faculty upon project completion, no later than August 31, 2020
    • 2nd half of funding disbursed upon project completion and receipt of final abstracts

Student Interns for Research and Scholarly Activities

Forms and Applications

1. Procedure for Applying 2020
Please review the procedure outlined to apply to the program.
2. Application for Project Proposal Form
This form initiates the process and submits your project proposal / Scholarly Activity for consideration.  It is reviewed by the OR for completeness.  Once approved, it is posted on the OR website for students to view and contact the project director if interested.  All application project proposals are listed online under “Project Proposals” link on top.
 3. Project Commitment Form
This form creates a record and confirms  commitment with a student interested in doing the project. It outlines the project requirements and support needed to complete the project. It is used to track the status of the project and to initiate the 1st payment to the student. Once completed, it is sent electronically to the OR.
4. Final Abstract Form
This form is sent to confirm completion of project and to notify the OR of project closed out.   It provides the OR with a summary of the project requirements and how they have been met.    This form is required in order to submit the 2nd and final payment to the student and to officially close out the project.

Questions? Contact Lisa Adams at or 973-972-6524 OR Michele Sisco at or 973-972-4678.