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Hiring UArizona Student-Mentors for Med-Start Summer Program

Med-Start, a competitive summer program that introduces high school juniors from underrepresented communities to health sciences, is seeking UArizona students to work as paid interns and mentors this summer. The deadline to apply is March 15.

Applicants should be available to work from May 31 through July 17. Salary is $12.15 per hour plus room and board.

Interested applicants should email a completed application with a cover letter explaining qualifications as they relate to the Med-Start summer program to

About Med-Start

During the program, supported by the UArizona Health Sciences Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, high school students tour clinical and research facilities, work with mentors, visit rural and underserved regions, meet health professionals and gain hands-on experience performing basic medical skills. Students complete Med-Start with five college credits and a better understanding of how to choose colleges, find scholarships and financial aid, and navigate the application process.

Minimum qualifcations for UArizona student-mentors:

  1. Must be a continuing student at the University of Arizona.
  2. Available to live in residence hall during the entire seven weeks of the program, including one week training and six weeks during the summer program.
  3. Able to relate to students from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Current driver’s license and a good driving record for at least three years preferred. 
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Alma Aguirre
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion