Summer Science Internship Program


 About the Arthritis Foundation

Application Materials

Overview & Instructions

Online Application


Without the Arthritis Foundation, I would not be in academia today.  I was funded by the Foundation as a fellow in 1996 when I was starting my third year of training and needed bridge funding. I later went on to win an Arthritis Investigator award from the Foundation that allowed me to get my faculty position at Stanford. I now have a lab with a dozen young scientists in training. We have made seminal advances in diagnostics, novel treatment regimens, clinical trials, and in educating hundreds of young scientists' from high school up through junior faculty.

PJ Utz, MD
Stanford Rheumatologist

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2017 Summer Science Internship Program Timeline  

November 15:  Applications for the Summer 2017 internship become available.
Applications are available through the AF website ( and (

February 25:  Application deadline for electronic applicants.
Applications must be received at by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. Applicants must submit online application.

March 27:  Acceptance notifications emailed to students. Students must Accept or Decline the internship by April 6.                     

June 13:
    Internships begins.                                   


August 3:   Summer Science Poster Session at Stanford University (required) & Internship ends. 

August 12: Students turn in their final paper summarizing their experience (~2 pages) to the Arthritis Foundation