Student Ambassador Program

The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Ambassador Program is a peer education and outreach program that enlists a diverse group of undergraduates and graduates to support the center’s efforts to increase outreach and recruitment in the Boston community, through community memory screenings. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Student Ambassador Program will be a virtual outreach program. We are also opening it up to all local Boston students both graduates and undergraduates. 

The primary aim of the BU ADRC Ambassador program are to (1) educate students about AD and related cognitive impairments; (2) improve students’ communication skills with elders and cognitively impaired individuals; (3) educate students about culturally diverse communities, and lastly (4) recruit participants for clinical trials and studies.

The Ambassador Program provides excellent exposure to neurology, geriatrics, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology. Student participants are also invited to optional seminars, clinic visits, and other learning opportunities supported by the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a letter of recommendation for their medical school file from the Director of the BU ADRC.

The application is now open! The deadline is Friday, September 22nd.

Application Form (Reminder this is not an internship)

Program Expectations/Requirements:

  • At least one CAC Meeting
  • At least two Outreach Events/Activities 
  • At least one ADRC Lecture Series
  • Four out of Seven Monthly Meetings
  • Pre and Post-Program Dementia Knowledge Test
  • Ambassador Program Final Essay
  • Two Social Media Post to ADRC media outlets

The Student Ambassador Program is not an internship. It is a service learning opportunity.

If you’re interested please contact:

Samrana Bertrand at