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Research Staff Directory

New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Research Department offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about how medical research is conducted, reported and used to improve health

Interns may:

  • Collect data from medical records
  • Interact with physicians
  • Develop skills to critically assess medical literature
  • Learn pertinent medical statistics
  • Conduct original research

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a self-motivated individual and prefer students or recent graduates in any discipline that involves a considerable amount of coursework in research methodology. This may include a pre-med focus, nursing, clinical research, statistics or related fields. The ideal candidate will be well versed in MS Office, specifically MS Word and MS Excel. Prior work in a professional setting and/or with MS Access is a plus, but not required.


  • Understanding why and how the local IRB works
  • Gaining medical knowledge through literature searches
  • Discovering the current state of medical research
  • Insight into how practice based research works
  • Working alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals
  • Optional self-led research project
  • Experience using SAS with healthcare data
  • Understanding the difficulties associated with “real-life” data

Please contact Danielle Kurtz for further information and see student services link for onboarding requirements and Online Orientation information.  Students must submit certificate of completion prior to start of internship:

How To Apply

To apply, send your resume and cover letter indicating area of interest to Danielle Kurtz. If selected, you will be contacted for an interview. Before beginning the internship, all interns will be required to undergo a background check and drug screening. All internships are unpaid.