Cancer Research Internship

Apply for the Summer 2023 Class

Research Internship

Join the next generation
of cancer researchers

Howard University and 5 For The Fight have joined forces to create an unparalleled opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to work in some of the world's leading cancer research laboratories. If you are looking to explore a purpose-driven career fighting cancer, this internship is for you.

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

2023 Application Timing

2/24/23 Applications due by 11:59pm Eastern Time
3/6/23 - 3/17/23 Interviews
End of March Accepted applicants notified

2/24/23: Applications due by 11:59pm Eastern Time

3/6/23 - 3/17/23: Interviews

End of March: Accepted applicants notified

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

2023 Program Dates

May 29: Move-in day
May 30-31: Day 1&2 of lab training
June 1: First day with research team
August 3: 5 For The Fight Internship Symposium
August 4: Move-out day
  • May 29: Move-in day
  • May 30-31: Day 1&2 of lab training
  • June 1: First day with research team
  • August 3: 5 For The Fight Internship Symposium
  • August 4: Move-out day

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a rising Junior or Senior at Howard University, May 2023
  • Willing to commit to 40 hours per week during the 10-week program May 29-August 4, 2023
  • 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

Questions about this application, contact: karshstemscholars@howard.edu

Questions about internship details, contact: lori@5ForTheFight.org