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Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Research Interns

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is looking for research interns to join us from June to August to support the ongoing needs of our clinical research trials, research databases and other research projects. Now in its 32nd year, MHIF is one of the leading non-profit cardiovascular research and education institutions in the country. We exist to create a world without heart disease and our mission is to improve people’s lives through the highest quality cardiovascular research and education.  With almost 70 full-time employees, we conduct cutting-edge clinical research and transformative community research. 

We are seeking a diverse pool of interns based on a combination of demonstrated academic performance, leadership, and career aspirations in the field of cardiology and/or research. Research interns are assigned to a physician mentor for overall project direction. Working under the direct supervision of credentialed staff members, research interns will abstract data from medical records and other source documents; enter study required data into registry, database or other study systems; and draft text and charts for abstracts, manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations. Research interns will conduct literature reviews and complete a variety of administrative tasks.


Research interns participate in additional educational experiences, including shadowing and observation opportunities, reflection journals, field trips, lectures by physicians and other activities designed to enhance the internship experience.


Internships are open to premed students and those in related health care disciplines. Internships will be full-time, 10-12 weeks in duration, and offer a modest stipend of $10 per hour. All internships will be on the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Detailed information is available at



Preferred qualifications for intern applicants include enrollment in a U.S.-based accredited degree program in a health care or related discipline; rising junior standing (minimum 60 credits completed); and GPA of 3.50 or above. Applicants must be available to begin work on the first Monday in June and be available to work a minimum of 400 hours from June to August.


How to Apply

Apply on our website The deadline for completed applications is January 31. Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered.