Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

Our 2016 application is now open.

CaRSIP applications will be available December 16, 2016  - February 10, 2017.  

CaRSIP runs for 10 weeks from Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - August 4, 2017. You must be available for the entire 10 weeks.

About the Cancer Research Internship Program

 

Where will it take place?   U-M Medical and NCRC Campus, Ann Arbor, MI

When?   May 30 - August 4, 2017

Why?   To expose college students to cutting-edge research in cancer biology including: genetics, stem cells, biomarkers, DNA damage and repair.

Program Includes:

      • Mentoring
      • Direct supervision by a full time faculty member
      • Exposure to research in cancer biology through direct participation in laboratory activities
      • Opportunities to work with physician-scientists, biologists and other research professionals
      • $5,500 stipend, paid in 3 installments
      • $500 travel stipend

Eligibility:

      • Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
      • Applicants must have maintained a grade average of 3.0 or higher.
      • Applicants must be able to devote 10 weeks (May 30 to August 4) to full-time research in laboratory and cannot be concurrently enrolled in courses.
      • Applicants must be registered as a full time sophomore or junior in college or a university. The expectation is that they will be a rising junior or rising senior in the Summer of 2017 and not scheduled to graduate before December 2017.
      • Preference will be given to students that have demonstrated previous research experience in a laboratory setting.

*If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, or your application is incomplete, it will not be reviewed*

Application:

The 2016 CaRSIP application is now closed.  CaRSIP will re-open and applications will be available December 16, 2016 for the 2017 cohort and can be accessed here

We only consider applications that are submitted electronically from this website.

Applicants will need to turn in their unofficial transcripts, along with a statement, and two letters of recommendation submitted on the applicant's behalf by individuals that can speak to their research experience. 

Details:

As part of its Cancer Biology Training Program, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides exposure to cancer research for highly motivated and talented college undergraduates. This program gives the successful applicants an opportunity to explore potential careers in the field of cancer research. Internships are aimed at students who are completing their sophomore or junior undergraduate year this spring. Applications are encouraged from individuals from minority groups that are currently underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research.

The program will run for a ten-week period in the summer (May 30 - August 4). Students selected are matched with an appropriate U-M faculty. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Interns work directly in a cancer laboratory setting. Program mentors give presentations on their work in cancer every other week at an informal luncheon that interns are required to attend. At the end of the internship program, each intern will be asked to give a short presentation on their work.

Questions?