The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is a formal, competitive internship designed to provide undergraduate students with theoretical knowledge, practical training in academic research, and critical exposure to pediatric-focused career trajectories under the direct mentorship of CHOP faculty. Full time immersion in a lab or research group allows interns to experience science and discovery first hand. Up to twenty-five candidates are selected annually.

CRISSP begins the first Monday in June and runs for 10 weeks. Interns receive a $4,000 stipend and free housing.

Undergraduates with a strong interest in research related to child health and wellness and competitive grades are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be undergraduates enrolled full time in an accredited college/university. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.

CRISSP is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25HD082842.

Please visit the CRISSP website for the application form and additional program details.

General questions about CRISSP may be directed to