Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a member of The Claremont Colleges, offers summer programs for:

  • Undergraduate/recent college graduates
  • Postdocs/PhD students
  • High school students

KGI’s summer programs will boost your academic career as you prepare for graduate-level studies or a career in healthcare or biotech. These programs will not only help you decide your career pathway—they are also a great way to gain exposure to the biotechnology, medicine, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries, while improving the skills and qualifications to boost your resume.

Undergraduate/Recent Graduate Summer Programs

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Application Boot Camp

The program consists of personalized advising along with support in the areas of personal statement, extracurricular activities, school selection, and interview prep.

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Botswana Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

The program is a unique opportunity for students interested in acquiring research experience in the applied life sciences while serving as cultural ambassadors.

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Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education

This program provides an opportunity for participants to obtain valuable experience through team projects based on bioprocessing.

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Careers Beyond the Bench: Biotech Industry Summer Program

The program will provide skills and professional development for those interested in biotech and similar industries.

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Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Summer Program

The program is designed to learn more about human genomics, bioinformatics, genetic counseling, and precision medicine.

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Medical Device Development Bootcamp

The program is a learning opportunity in the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices.

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PA Summer Success Program

The program will showcase the PA profession, possible career paths, and the tools needed to become a physician assistant.

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Pre-Occupational Therapy Program

The program will provide participants a chance to actively explore the profession.

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PrEP

Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Program

Interactive classes and activities will provide an introduction to pharmacy practice.

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Summer Explore Health Professions

The program consists of advising, conversations with healthcare professionals, and guest speakers.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

The is a program for research in biotechnology and bioengineering.

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Undergraduate Online Science Courses

KGI offers prerequisite science classes for undergrads.

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High School Summer Programs

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High School Summer STEM

KGI offers unpaid internships to high school students to gain hands-on research experience.

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PA Summer Success Program

The program will showcase the PA profession, possible career paths, and the tools needed to become a physician assistant.

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Pre-Occupational Therapy Program

The program will provide participants a chance to actively explore the profession.

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PrEP

Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Program

Interactive classes and activities will provide an introduction to pharmacy practice.

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Summer Explore Health Professions

The program consists of advising, conversations with healthcare professionals, and guest speakers.

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PhD/Postdocs Summer Programs

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Managing Science in Biotech

A week-long course intended for postdocs, junior scientists, and graduate students.

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KGI Summer Program News

PA Summer Success Program to Begin in 2021

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has added a new summer program to its growing list of opportunities designed to bolster students’ academic careers: The PA Summer Success Program (PASS), which is intended to inform, excite, and...
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KGI’s BSUITE Program Introduces Career Opportunities in Bioprocessing

This story was first published in the 2019-20 Annual Report. KGI’s Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education (BSUITE) two-week program this past summer introduced undergraduates to the technical and regulatory considerations for production of...
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KGI’s PrEP Offers an Inspirational, Eye-Opening Experience for Aspiring Pharmacists

This story was first published in the 2019-20 Annual Report. In KGI’s five-day Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Program (PrEP) this past summer, prospective students explored the pharmacy profession through interactive classes, lab breakout sessions, and round tables...
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Building Confidence and Showcasing Strengths at KGI’s Application Boot Camp

This story was first published in the 2019-20 Annual Report. Completing graduate health applications can be overwhelming. Keck Graduate Institute's (KGI) Application Boot Camp (ABC), a five-day interactive workshop, helps students to navigate this process...
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KGI’s degree and certificate programs prepare students for careers in three broad areas—research, healthcare, and industry—yet the versatility of many of our degrees allows KGI graduates to work in a variety of settings. Exposure to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries is woven throughout all of our programs, giving students a unique exposure to opportunities. Browse our certificate, master’s, and doctorate degrees now.

"I am a low-income, first-generation college student, and I was very clueless when it comes to the financial and admissions process of applying to dental school. I was always really shy and lacked confidence because of my upbringing in a small village in China. Joining ABC really helped me to build up my confidence and become more hopeful about applying to dental school. "
Long Gao
ABC Student
Summer '20