Our internships at ATLAS are hands-on, experiential opportunities for college students, adding to your career training while helping our researchers in their work.

You will be required to commit to 10 to 20 hours per week through the course of the program. We provide a positive work experience for interns as they work side-by-side with staff to gain experience and insight to help refine and establish your career path, develop your personal statement and receive recommendations for your CV.

Expectations for ATLAS interns

Our internship program has a “rolling admission” model so you can apply at any time throughout the academic year. Internship schedules will be arranged in advance, especially during the summer months.

Students from the University at Buffalo may be eligible to receive credit hours towards their degree for their internship. It is the interns’ responsibility to obtain and complete the proper paperwork as required by the university.

Where are they now?

Christian Prechtl, ATLAS Intern

Christian Prechtl was accepted into the prestigious MSTP MD/PhD program in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This seven-year program includes two years of academic medicine, three years of PhD research and two years of clinical rotations.

When asked how he plans to leverage this program to meet his goals, Christian responded, "I hope one day I can make a positive difference in the world by providing the highest quality medical care, and conducting significant research that advances our understanding of medicine, and changes society for the better."

Christian is a former Junior Robotics Surgery Challenge (JRSC) participant, first place JRSC champion (2015), JRSC teaching assistant (2017), and has contributed to ATLAS research and events (2017- 2018).

Through his participation in ATLAS, Christian discovered that a career in healthcare and medicine was truly his life's calling. He is now a Research Apprentice in Cell Stress Biology.