Cancer Research Internship

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Research Internship

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of cancer researchers

2024 Summer 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Interns

The 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Internship Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute is an intensive, 10-week internship for rising juniors and seniors from select Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). It is designed to provide a research experience and mentorship for students interested in careers in cancer research and attending medical school or related PhD programs. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will complete an independent research project and present their work at the Summer Research Symposium organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

The 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Internship is a 10-week summer program where interns will receive the following:

  • $5,000 stipend
  • Round-trip air transportation from home city to Salt Lake City
  • Housing and meal plan at University of Utah's Lassonde Studios, the University of Utah's housing for entrepreneurs and creators
  • Weekend experiences within the beautiful Wasatch Mountains including social and outdoor activities (previous activities include riding ATVs, hiking, paddle boarding, baseball and soccer games, etc)
  • Hands-on research in a leading cancer research lab
  • Mentorship from a world-renowned cancer researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Research symposium where you both present and learn from your peers
  • Professional development workshops

2024 Application Timing

Application Deadline February 11, 2024
Research Internship Dates May 27 - August 2, 2024
Virtual Information Session Tuesday January 9, 2024, at 6pm EST
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Application Deadline: February 11, 2024

Research Internship Dates: May 27 - August 2, 2024

Virtual Information Session: Tuesday January 9, 2024, at 6pm EST - Join Zoom Meeting

Applications will be reviewed by a committee with representatives from Huntsman Cancer Institute, Howard University and 5 For The Fight Foundation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Junior or Senior at Howard University, May 2024
  • Willing to commit to 40 hours per week during the 10-week program May 27 - August 2, 2024
  • Travel to and live on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah for the duration of the internship
  • If working in a clinical setting, up-to-date vaccination records will be required

The application includes the following components

  • Online form
  • Personal statement addressing your interest in the program, career goals, personal and research- related background and skills and why cancer research is important to you
  • Copy of your most recent transcripts (unofficial are accepted)
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, processor, or academic advisor- one focused on science or applicable experience and one about character

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