Internship Information

JJ Vance Memorial Internship Information

Eligibility Information

  • Must be a junior (rising senior in the summer) and have good academic standing.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in at least one honors or AP science course.
  • Must be fully vaccinated.
  • Must be able to fulfill all other requirements below.

Interview Offer Information

  • Students will receive an invitation to interview by e-mail and by phone. Students are responsible for responding to the offer within 24 hours. Failure to do so will void the interview offer.
  • Students who accept an interview offer will also be required to select an interview time and date immediately.
  • Students must dress professionally and bring proof of eligibility to work in the US to the interview. A photo will be taken of each student at the end of their interview. Parents and others cannot enter the building with the student, however a Starbucks is in the adjacent building for anyone who wishes to wait for the student. Students will be interviewed by a 9 person faculty member committee.

Internship Offer Acceptance & Employment Information

This information is provided for students and parents who wish to know what their responsibilities would be should they be extended an internship offer.

  • Students will be extended an initial offer by e-mail and phone. They must respond within 24 hours or the offer will be voided.
  • Once students accept the initial offer, they must send background check consent documents signed by their parents and the code of conduct signed by themselves and their parents within 24 hours or the offer will be voided.
  • Students will then be called by the University of Miami with a formal offer. Students must take care to have their phones on, loud, and available to receive their formal offers. Failure to do so will void the internship offer.
  • The internship takes place on the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine campus in the Biomedical Research Building; 1501 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136.
  • Students are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, every Monday through Friday, excluding the July 4th holiday. Students will have a mandatory one hour for lunch, during which they must clock out. Overtime hours are not available for this program.
  • Students will be required to complete University of Miami employee onboarding before the internship begins. Students will be required to electronically complete background check information before their HR appointment.
  • HR appointments will take place on the UM Medical Campus on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Students are required to bring a parent or guardian with them to their appointment. This includes a background check, badge photo, a drug test, and a TB test. Students will also need to present I-9 documents and other documents.
  • The TB test requires a 48 hour follow-up appointment. If the appointment is on Monday, the student will return on Wednesday. If the appointment is on Tuesday, the student will return on Thursday. If the appointment is on Wednesday, the student will return on Friday. A parent or guardian does not have to attend the follow-up appointment.
  • Students receive a stipend and will be paid biweekly. Students have the option of direct deposit or receiving checks by mail. The payments are made according to the University of Miami biweekly pay schedule.
  • Students receive reimbursement for a Miami-Dade Metro Rail student monthly pass after purchase OR for monthly parking at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine OR for up to a maximum $160.00 on the Miami-Dade EASY card. Only one option may be exercised. All other transportation costs or options (including gas, Tri-Rail passes, a non-student pass, etc.) will not be covered and are the student’s responsibility.
  • Students are responsible for their lunch and will be given a tour around campus to learn about their food options. A fridge and microwave are available to all interns who wish to bring their lunch.