Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Gap Year Internship Program

The Pre-Med Gap Year Internship Program places exceptional pre-medicine students into clinical environments for one year to work, conduct research, and participate in faculty-led lectures.

This program offers the opportunity to be part of a team of knowledgeable and caring clinicians who are committed to providing world-class care in a premier academic medical center. Through the program, you will also be immersed in a network of other pre-med students. This is a paid benefits-eligible role.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed your bachelor’s degree within the last year by the time the program starts
  • Demonstrate interest and eligibility to apply to med school within the next 1-3 years
  • Be available to participate in the program for 40 hours per week for a 13-month period

Program information:

The program includes 32 hours of clinical duties and eight hours of research each week

Equity Grand Rounds and other education seminars are led by clinical and administrative leaders across Northwestern Medicine

You will participate in hospital orientation.


Available positions will begin to post in February 2024 through the spring. To apply or see career opportunities, submit your resume at jobs.nm.org. Email premedintern@nm.org with any questions.

Meet Our NM Pre-Med Gap-Year Internship Alumni

2023 Alumni

Learn about the 2023 Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Gap-Year interns.