The Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience (PURPLE) is an internship opportunity for individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree or who have recently graduated with their Bachelor's degree. PURPLE is designed to introduce young people to the field of mental health by encouraging participation in supervised research activities. Student interns for this 12-week program are selected on a competitive basis. Ours is the only program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus that provides: 1) clinical research mentorship, 2) to undergraduate students and 3) with a focus on mental health.During the program, applicants will have the opportunity to learn about the CU Department of Psychiatry’s research mission: to promote brain health for all, for life. Each intern is paired with a faculty mentor to develop a research project, conduct clinical observations, and to discuss career options. Workshops on basic scientific research skills and professional development are also offered. Besides building a pipeline for future mental health professionals, the program also allows faculty mentors to further develop their mentoring skills and to provide an opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge.