Internships in Cancer Research

Internship Applications are now being accepted!

See below for more details.

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Summer undergraduate research opportunities:

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The CREATE program is an integrated summer experience for talented, motivated undergraduate students interested in a cancer research career. Trainees will conduct independent cancer biology research under the mentorship of a CREATE program faculty mentor and engage in a weekly research seminar with other CREATE students. The research experience will be coupled with a Cancer Education Workshop that will provide an overview of cancer biology and development of key professional development skills. Visit the Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program's page to learn more out intern opportunitites.


The Masonic Cancer Center, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research, invites eligible undergraduate students to submit an application for the 12th Annual Health Disparities & Cancer Research Summer Internship. This nine-week program, that runs from June 2021 - August 2021, is a paid, full-time internship designed to give undergraduate students from Minnesota's racial/ethnic minority and underrepresented communities experience conducting cancer and/or health disparities research. The program also provides students with opportunities to shadow clinicians at hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities.

Students interested in exploring or pursuing a research or clinical career in a health professional field are encouraged to apply today!

“Having the opportunity to lead my own side project within my research with my mentor has been an invaluable experience. I believe that there is no comfort in the growth zone and there is no growth in the comfort zone. This experience has allowed me to leave my comfort zone and gain an entirely new set of skills.” -2018 Health Disparities & Cancer Research Summer Intern

Additional information can be found at
or email Mikow Hang, or Abdifatah Ahmed,



Juniors & Seniors Majoring in the Sciences 

Each year, undergraduate students are selected to work in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program with scientists at The Hormel Institute. Students work on research projects to expand their knowledge of basic research as well as learn about equipment and techniques that generally are not available in undergraduate academic programs. Students are selected based on their high level of academic achievement, recommendations, their area of study and plans to pursue careers in science-related fields. Freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to apply, but consideration will be given to more advanced students first.

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