JDRF’s College Internship Program


Are you a college-aged student with type 1 diabetes (T1D) looking for an exciting opportunity to grow your professional network, expand your career ambitions and gain new experiences? Are you looking to contribute to the advancement of research and breakthroughs in T1D research, advocacy and management?

JDRF’s College Internship Program is for you! The program is a competitive opportunity designed to develop and train undergraduate and graduate students living with type 1 diabetes to become leaders in the diabetes community.  Every summer, JDRF coordinates an immersive, 6-8-week summer internship in a diabetes-related field for undergraduate and graduate students with T1D. JDRF will match prospective interns with internship opportunities in the following sectors of the diabetes community:

Internship opportunities exist in the following sectors of the diabetes community:

  • Advocacy
  • Business Operations & Management
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Research & Science
  • Technology

As an added benefit, prior to the internship JDRF will train interns at the JDRF Leadership Training Academy. Interns will receive basic training in professional behavior, communication skills, advocacy and grassroots organization and development.

“Looking back on last summer’s internship, I’m impressed at what I was able to accomplish in such a short amount of time and how much my abilities improved. I’m excited to take what I learned over the summer and use that knowledge throughout the rest of my studies – and eventually, to take me through my career. I reconnected with the diabetes community after being diagnosed at 13. Being a part of the team helped me to take better care of my diabetes, and I will always be thankful for that.” -Courtenay Huffman, JDRF College Intern with Tidepool

Applications are now live, but hurry! Limited spots are available.

Submit your application materials no later than January 14, 2019 to be considered.