– Annual Harrington Fund and Sonnad Internships

Harrington Value Institute Student Research Internship: Established in 2015, the Harrington Fund created a research internship program for under-represented minority undergraduates. The goal is to encourage African-American, Hispanic and Native American students to pursue clinical and translational research. Additional eligibility requirements include being a Delaware resident or attending a Delaware college or university.

Seema S. Sonnad Memorial Fund Research Student Internship: Established in 2015, this memorial fund honoring Dr. Seema Sonnad’s incredible legacy supports student internships in health services and clinical research at the Value Institute to foster future innovations and scientific discoveries. Recent graduates from an accredited bachelor’s or master’s program who intend to pursue a career in health services research are eligible to apply.

Requirements for Both Internship Programs: Candidates selected for these paid internship positions will be expected to dedicate 30 hours per week on a mentored research project for approximately one year. The projects will be conducted in the Value Institute at Christiana Hospital in collaboration with one or more Christiana Care Service Lines. At the end of the one-year internship, interns will be expected to present their work at a Value Institute-sponsored venue.


Link to our Prospective Intern Application: Application for internship will be posted here shortly

Completed applications must include the following:

  • Current resume or CV.
  • Unofficial transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source (submitted by their applicant).
  • One page essay outlining why the student is interested in the internship and how the opportunity is important to their future career goals.
    • For Sonnad Memorial Fund applications, please specify how this internship will help develop a career in health services research
Annual Term Deadline
Call for applications Jan – Mar 2019
Applications due March 2019
Interns notified April 2019
Annual Interns start June 2019
Annual Interns complete May 2020