The selected intern will assist genetic counseling faculty members with case preparation, as well as educational and administrative projects throughout the six weeks. The intern also will have the opportunity to observe prenatal, cancer, pediatric and Huntington's disease genetic counseling sessions, and attend monthly tumor and fetal board meetings. A stipend will be provided.
How to Apply
Applications accepted Jan. 1, 2018 – Feb. 1, 2019
To apply, please submit the following:
- Statement of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcript(s)
To submit via email (preferred): GCSummerIntern@uscmed.sc.edu
To submit via mail:
Genetic Counseling Program
Two Medical Park, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29203
The program will review applications for the genetic counseling internship, interview selected candidates through video conference and award the internship by February 1. Special consideration will be given to South Carolina natives, especially those of backgrounds underrepresented in the profession, as well as students with limited access to observational experience.
Questions about the application process? Contact us at Genetics@uscmed.sc.edu
You may also be interested in our online course: Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future.
What Students are Saying
This summer at the University of South Carolina, as the genetic counseling intern,
I learned more than I believed possible. Before this experience, I had little exposure
to the field of genetic counseling and no exposure in either the realms of prenatal
or cancer counseling. This internship provided such great insight into all the aspects
of the genetic counseling profession and helped solidify my desire to become a genetic
counselor in the future.
-Aubrey Hite, 2017
As a student in the state of Mississippi, I am quite limited to genetic counseling
exposure and experiences in my area. The University of South Carolina was able to
offer me opportunities to gain experience in the field of genetic counseling that
I would have never gotten otherwise. I am beyond thankful for my six weeks of learning,
observing and gaining hands-on experience that will be essential in my becomoing
a well-rounded, successful genetic counselor in the future.
-Ashlee Vargason, 2016
Throughout this internship, I have learned so much about DNA, mutations, chromosomes,
cells, anatomy, diseases, syndromes, heredity and so much more that goes into the
wonders of genetic counseling. But more so than learning scientific facts, I have
really identified a much deeper understanding of genetic counseling as a practice
and a profession.
-Camerun Washington, 2015