Undergraduate students in the Boston area who are interested in clinical psychology, public health, cancer research, smoking cessation, and/or mind body interventions are encouraged to apply to the Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research (HPRIR) undergraduate clinical internship program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Our undergraduate interns are an integral part of the HPRIR team, and work closely with, and under the supervision of, a faculty investigator within the program. During the course of their internship, students learn and hone skills in a variety of areas, including conducting literature reviews, qualitative coding, database creation and maintenance, manuscript preparation, etc. Students will also receive career guidance and, occasionally, be provided opportunities to present their work with the department or attend national conferences.

Current Interns

Esha Kelkar

Esha is currently a student at Northeastern University majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy, class of 2027. She is working on screening patients and assisting with other projects under the Smoke-Free Support Study with Dr. Rachel Rosen.  

Jenna Flaherty

Jenna is currently a student at Boston University studying health science and public health graduating in May 2024. She works primarily with Dr. Lucy Finkelstein-Fox on her research projects. She is primarily interested in patient outcomes after cancer and will be continuing her career as a clinical research coordinator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute upon graduation from BU.

Shravya Sathi

Shravya is currently a student at Northeastern University, class of 2026, majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience. She works with Dr. Christina Luberto on her SCAD project. Her main interests include clinical psychology and perinatal health.

Wren Hadley

Wren is currently a student at Wellesley College, class of 2025. She primarily works on Dr. Elyse Park’s Forward Together (ForTe) study and assists with the Smoke Free Support Service.

Internship Program Graduates

  • Danny Jacobson
  • Emma Browning
  • Geena Kumaran
  • Audrey Cantillon
  • Riley Giallanza
  • Erika Tsuchiyose
  • Stella Si
  • Zainab Mian
  • Elissa Perez
  • Noah Stancroff
  • Ana Lopez
  • Alex Rene
  • Denise Chow
  • Peri Barest
  • Nicole Gonzalez
  • Megha Tandon
  • Huilin Li
  • Ariel Brathwaite
  • Ellen Park