Internships in Cancer Research
Internship Applications are now being accepted!
See below for more details.
Summer undergraduate research opportunities:
CANCER RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE (CREATE)
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.
INTERNSHIP ON HEALTH DISPARITIES AND CANCER RESEARCH
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 https://z.umn.edu/cancerdisparitiesinternship
or email Mikow Hang, firstname.lastname@example.org or Abdifatah Ahmed, email@example.com
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.
Learn more and apply at https://www.hi.umn.edu/opportunities/sure/
A number of agencies and groups sponsor summer research experience programs or presentation opportunities for undergraduate students. Google searches will find websites for many of these programs. Many have deadlines in January or February.
- National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
- National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program
- National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
- National Conference on Undergraduate Research
- Kennedy Krieger Institute Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program
- LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes’ Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)