Center for Intelligent Imaging Education and Internships

The Center combines transformative research with education, which carries in its wake the broadening participation of women, under-represented minorities, and the economically underprivileged. That means starting early and systematically building a training pipeline which culminates with graduate and postdoctoral training along with exposure to industrial research practices and environment.

Graduate and Professional Students

At the highest level of engagement with Center faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, and other clinician and non-clinician collaborators, we will create a scientific community that is actively engaged in journal clubs, seminars, invited talks, mini-courses, workshops and hack-a-thons. UCSF has world-renowned medical and health sciences graduate training programs, but our Center welcomes students from around the Bay Area and beyond including partner institutions like UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State, and University of San Francisco.

Undergraduate Students

The Center will train approximately 20 undergraduates per year, drawn from institutions around the Bay Area, providing trainees with a mentor in the field, providing a systematic and positive experience in conducting scientific research, and exposure to problems and applications having societal concerns – all while encouraging an integrative approach to science and engineering that may not be as readily available at their home institutions.

High School Students

The Center's HSTP will work with the San Francisco Unified School District to expose its nearly 56,000 students to our pioneering work, through popular science talks, detailed demonstrations, and discussion sessions at various SFUSD campuses, introducing image analysis and basic AI concepts.


Along with educational experiences in our own labs and offices, students will gain exposure to industry through our many external collaborations. A summer or semester spent with the Center provides the foundation for further research and innovation far into the future. To build a multidisciplinary community for research in intelligent imaging, industry partners are encouraged to provide several-week engagements for employees to participate in center activities at UCSF.

Center for Intelligent Imaging Education and Internships

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The Center for Intelligent Imaging (ci2) offers two internship opportunities that provide the foundation for further research and innovation far into the future.

Summer Internship

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Internship Program

Internship Testimonials

"The ci2 summer internship program was an engaging opportunity that introduced me to the people and projects that are pushing the bounds of the medical field. Through the experience, I gained exposure to the immense applications and methods of machine learning in medicine, which I had little prior knowledge of. I loved the collaborative atmosphere and was constantly inspired by the passion and insight of others, from students to doctors. The gratification and excitement of genuinely contributing to this vital discipline motivated me to continue my work into the school year after the summer program ended. "
-Miranda Christine

"I am very grateful for my internship experience in large part due to the great desire by mentors to teach and train me. They bolstered my fund of knowledge in both medicine and computer science, which enabled me to make contributions to research in artificial intelligence and Radiology."-Nikan Namiri

"The department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging was one of the few departments that decided to attempt the internship online during the pandemic. I am very thankful that they did. I got to work alongside multiple MD and data scientists, as well as meet other interns. I would participate in group meetings, where we discussed the status of the project and what would be the next steps towards our goals. I also had the opportunity to attend workshops, talks and lectures about medical image modalities such MRI and x-ray, the musculoskeletal system, artificial intelligence models, and computer vision applied to many different medical applications. At the end of the internship, I faced the challenge of giving a talk to the whole department (a zoom call with over 100 people) and answering questions about my project that came from the audience, including MDs and PhDs. It felt great to be working alongside these amazing people, especially during the pandemic when so much focus and hope is turned to the medical research field."
-Eduarda Lopes