Education & Training

Training and mentoring postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, doctoral candidates, and practitioners in the science of firearm injury prevention are central to our mission.

The Institute is developing a strong pipeline of firearm injury trainees/mentees at all stages, ranging from undergraduates and graduate students to postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, as well as offering continuing training opportunities to community practitioners.

We invite those interested in cultivating their interests, knowledge, and/or skills in the area of firearm injury prevention to participate in our many educational programs and to attend our events. See below for more information on our current training opportunities, internships, postdoctoral fellowships, and firearm injury prevention-related courses at the University of Michigan.

Learn about our current trainees and past trainees.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

To propel advanced trainees with an established interest in firearm injury prevention to the next level, we offer focused post-doctoral opportunities. This program is designed to help trainees become successful in their firearm injury research or practice with hands-on experience and close mentoring by established injury researchers.


The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention offers paid summer internship positions for University of Michigan graduate, medical school, and upper-level undergraduate students to support their development and generate interest in the area of firearm injury prevention.

Online Courses

The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention has created a number of free online courses for academics and students. This includes a massive open online course on Injury Prevention, a teach out on preventing firearm violence in America, and videos educating clinicians on how to have conversations with their patients.