I am a rising sophomore and I have been looking into applying for summer research internships. There is one at my school and I am going to be emailing professors at my school. I just dont want to put all of my eggs in one basket and end up disappointed. I am an URM and was planning to apply to research programs that are on the AAMC site like AMGEN, SURF, NIH etc. Is it a waste of time applying to these programs? I know most of them are prestigous and receive a lot of applicants. I dont have any research experience under my belt and was hoping to gain some at one of these programs. I just want to know if I should stick to research at my school and not waste my time because these look like amazing opportunities.