Children's National Health System - Otolaryngology

Children’s National Hospital, known as “the nation’s children’s hospital,” is a free-standing pediatric facility with Magnet® designation. Children’s National has been serving the nation since 1870 and has grown from 12 to 323 beds in metropolitan Washington, D.C. The hospital also provides care to patients in and from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as parts of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 10 pediatric hospitals and, for a third straight year, is ranked Number 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by the U.S. News & World Report. The Emergency Department at United Medical Center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Thousands of patients are seen annually at this site by pediatric board-certified physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other clinical care team members.


Washington, DC

Internship Description

An intern will be selected to support research of the Otolaryngology Service and support a physician whose specialty area is pediatric airway disorders and hearing loss. This intern's work may include learning molecular biology techniques including cell culture, RT- PCR, and luciferase assays. The project will deal with interrogating the genetic mechanisms of bacterial induction of NETS and exosomes in otitis media cells. All interns will provide a short written report summarizing the intern's primary research activities in the final week of the internship. All interns will have the opportunity to participate in a summer research course where they will be introduced to topics in research methodology, statistics, and ethics. A schedule of regular conferences and clinics will also be developed for the interns to give them a broad exposure to the clinical practice of pediatric surgery specialty care. The goal of the internship is to
provide participants with an exposure to academic medicine that combines daily practice with scientific inquiry to improve patient care in children.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 June 6 - Aug 12 9:00am 5:00pm Yes No Hybrid

Housing Information

Housing can be found through George Washington University as well as sublet listings for apartments near the hospital.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Molecular biology and science interest

Writing Sample

Reason for interest in this position.

Special Requirements 

  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Vaccinations, including COVID
  • Sometimes lab work requires work outside the regular schedule.
  • Internships at Children's National require an onboarding process that must be completed prior to the start of the internship. Failing to complete the onboarding on time will result in internship being revoked.