Other Internships

The following list provides a brief overview of cancer research internships and other science-related training programs for high school undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and PhD students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or research. Please consult the program’s website for detailed information about the curriculum, duration, and application requirements for each internship opportunity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Description Eligibility Compensation
Students spend nine weeks in a laboratory in one of ten basic science departments. At the end of the program, students present their research at a poster session. About 50 students participate in the program each year. Currently enrolled undergraduate student with strong background in the sciences (e.g., biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering chemical engineering, etc.). Students will receive a $3,000 stipend. Transportation assistance (up to $500) is also provided for students who live outside of New York City. Interns are responsible for their own meals, health insurance coverage, and incidentals.
For more information, visit: www.aecom.yu.edu/phd/summer.htm

American Society for Microbiology [ASM] Undergraduate Research Fellowship [MURF]

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) is a 10-week program intended for undergraduate students from underrepresented and historically excluded groups who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full-time research with an ASM member at their home institution or at a host institution. Students are expected to submit a research abstract to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and to ASM for a presentation at the ASM General Meeting.
  • Currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate student of freshmen standing with college level research experience, OR sophomore, junior, or senior [not to graduate before the completion of the summer program].
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Member of an underrepresented group in microbiology.
  • Completed courses in biology, chemistry, and preferably microbiology prior to submitting an application.
  • Strong interest in obtaining a Ph.D., or MD/Ph.D. in the microbiological sciences.
Students will receive a stipend of up to $5,850 according to the following breakdown:
  • Up to $3,500 for student salary
  • Up to $1,000 for housing
  • Up to $500 for roundtrip travel to the host institution (if applicable)
  • Up to $1,000 in travel support to attend the ASM General Meeting
  • Two-year ASM student membership.
For more information, visit: ASM MURF

Cancer Research Center of Hawai’i

Description Eligibility Compensation
The goal of the Continuing Umbrella of research Experiences (CURE) and Meiji Yasuda programs is to encourage students to pursue future careers in the biosciences, particularly cancer research, giving practical meaning to academic course work. At the same time, students make a valuable contribution to the CRCH research mission. By participating in a research program at CRCH, an NCI-designated cancer center, students will learn from experts who are devoted to preventing, treating, and curing cancer. Each year, a number of promising students are selected for this unique opportunity to expand and extend their interest in basic, clinical, and/or population science cancer research. CURE
  • High school student (at least 16 years of age or turning 16 before starting the program) OR college undergraduate.
  • Member of an underrepresented group in the sciences (racial and ethnic, first generation to attend college, economically disadvantaged).
Meiji Yasuda
CURE Students are paid an hourly rate in accordance with the University of Hawaii Student Research Fellow pay scale. Meiji Yasuda Students will receive a $3,000 stipend for participation in the nine-week internship.
For more information, visit: www.crch.org/internships.htm

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for students to work in a laboratory and conduct a research project under the direction of a faculty member. Students will participate in various academic programs and social activities with interns from other programs at the university and are also invited to attend Career Day. Interns will present their research project at the conclusion of the program.
  • Undergraduate OR high school student of junior or senior standing.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in biomedical research or medicine.
Students will receive a $3,200 stipend.
For more information, visit: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/ed/research/undergrad/surf/default.htm

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Description Eligibility Compensation
The 10-week Undergraduate Research Program offers 25 local, national, and international students the opportunity to work with senior laboratory staff on an independent research project, specifically in areas of:
  • Cancer biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant biology
  • Cellular and Molecular biology
  • Genetics
Currently enrolled undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing with a strong academic background. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend, in addition to room and board at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus.
For more information, visit: www.cshl.edu/URP/

Colorado State University

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) allows students to actively participate in research in a wide range of areas, including:
  • Protein structure and function
  • Cancer biology
  • Plant biology
  • Embryonic development
  • Diabetes
In addition to working with a faculty mentor, students will also participate in seminars, weekly meetings, and social activities.
  • Completion of at least two semesters each of biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Cannot be graduating in the spring.
Students will receive a $4,500 stipend, on-campus housing, $1,500 for food, and up to $500 for travel expenses.
For more information, visit: www.bmb.colostate.edu/reu.cfm If you have additional questions, please send an email to: reubiochem@colostate.edu or call: 970-491-5602.

Drexel University College of Medicine (Drexel Med)

Description Eligibility Compensation
Students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) work with Drexel Med faculty in a broad range of areas, including:
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmacology and physiology
SURF students will conduct full-time research on a unique project related to the research goals of their assigned laboratory. At the conclusion of the program, students will give a specific, conference-style presentation describing their research project to fellow interns and mentors.
  • Applicants must have an interest in pursuing biomedical research as a career and must be in good academic standing.
  • Students must reside within a reasonable commuting distance of Drexel Med during the full term of the program.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing.
The SURF award includes a $3,000 stipend. Students are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation.
For more information, visit: http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/AcademicPrograms/BiomedicalGraduateStudies/SummerResearchOpportunities/SummerUndergraduateResearchFellowship.aspx

Emory University

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURE) program allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students will receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data, and create a written and oral presentation of their results. At the conclusion of the program, each participant will present their findings in a formal research symposium.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing with a strong academic background.
  • Recommendation from a science mentor.
SURE Fellows will receive a $3,500 stipend and on-campus housing.
For more information, visit: http://www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/SURE/SURE.html

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of freshmen, sophomore or junior standing.
  • Proven interest in biomedical research.
Students will receive a $3,000 stipend and housing accommodations.
For more information, visit: http://www.sloankettering.edu/gerstner/html/54513.cfm

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Description Eligibility Compensation
Moffitt’s Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK) provides experience for students who have an aptitude for science and a high level of interest in pursuing a career in research. Students will perform cancer-related research in:
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Control
Interns will conduct experiments, participate in weekly lab meetings, write a formal scientific report, and deliver an oral presentation regarding their research project at the conclusion of the program.
High school graduate OR college undergraduate seeking a career in science or medicine. Students will receive a $3,000 stipend for 10 weeks of full-time research.
For more information, visit: http://www.moffitt.org/Site.aspx?spid=1FE5D22AFB3245A89FDE68250A8D9663

If you have additional questions, please send an email to: SPARK@moffitt.org.

Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah

Description Eligibility Compensation
The goals of the Huntsman Cancer Institute's Summer Internship Program are to:
  • Expose students to professionals in the fields of science and medicine and acquaint them with day-to-day activities in the field of biomedical research;
  • Familiarize students with research approaches, techniques, data interpretation, and scientific problem solving;
  • Provide an opportunity for students to meet peers with similar career goals;
  • Train students to present scientific information to colleagues and peers; and
  • Provide a friendly atmosphere and encourage open discussions to help students make informed career choices.
  • Currently enrolled at a university or college as a sophomore, junior, or senior or recent graduates who have not begun graduate or medical studies.
  • A strong commitment to biomedical research is a selection criteria.
  • Students are expected to have earned a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to students in higher semesters.
Students will receive a $3,000 stipend for participation in the ten-week internship. Independent housing arrangements are encouraged.
For more information, visit: http://www.huntsmancancer.org/group/summerResearch/undergradProg.jsp

Indiana University Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Description Eligibility Compensation
The goals of the Wells Center are to increase knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases, to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, and to provide an outstanding training environment for medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows. Students will be paired with individual faculty in one of 34 laboratories. Students are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and research-related center meetings each week, as well as other academic events that involve the Wells Center faculty (e.g.,combined seminar series, seminars of faculty candidates, Weekly Basic Science Research Forum and Pediatric Faculty Research Seminar Series). Interns are required to make a presentation at the completion of the internship.
  • *Currently enrolled undergraduate OR graduate student in a science major.
  • Students must commit to participating for the duration of the 10-week program
* Preference will be given to college undergraduate and graduate students, but high school students (seniors) may also apply.
Students will receive a $2,500 stipend. Interns are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.
For more information, visit: http://wellscenter.iupui.edu/body.cfm?id=29&oTopID=21

If you have additional questions, please send an email to Leigh Crick at: lcrick@iupui.edu or call (317) 278-0746.

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simons Cancer Center

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) is offered to students from underrepresented population groups who are pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Students will gain exposure to a wide-range of basic science, translational, and clinical research activities and continually interact with and learn from other students, clinical and post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. Interns will also attend weekly workshops that deal with issues related to gaining admission to graduate and professional programs of study. High school OR undergraduate student.
High school students must:
  • Have completed their junior year.
  • Display an aptitude for science and math.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Undergraduate students must:

  • Complete at least 24 hours of college credit.
  • Major in biomedical or behavioral science..
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Information not available
For more information, visit: http://www.cancer.iu.edu/education/training/srp/

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Description Eligibility Compensation
The T35/Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at IUPUI and the Indiana University School of Medicine is a summer research program designed to encourage outstanding underrepresented students to pursue graduate study and ultimately academic careers in biomedical research. Under the direct guidance of a faculty mentor, students conduct research in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, neuro-pharmacology, and several others.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Full-time undergraduate student, graduate student, and/or medical school student.
  • Students who are underrepresented in their field of study and who are sophomores or juniors majoring in any subject.
  • Students who have a competitive grade point average.
  • Students who have a strong interest in pursuing research.
Students will receive a $3,000 stipend for the completion of the eight-week program. In addition, campus residential housing (for out-of- state students) and roundtrip transportation is provided to and from IUPUI. IUPUI will also cover the cost of the GRE preparation course and all fees associated with the mandatory CIC-SROP conference held at Michigan State University.
For more information, visit: http://www.iupui.edu/~gradoff/srop/t35.html

If you have additional questions, please send an email to Nelson Soto at: srop@iupui.edu or call (317) 278-3741.

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research

Description Eligibility Compensation
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) offers a summer internship for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or biomedical research. Applicants must provide the following:
  • A cover letter describing their career goals, why they are interested in participating in the program, and any research program preference(s);
  • A resume that includes relevant course work and laboratory experience;
  • Official college transcripts; and
  • One letter of recommendation from a college professor or former high school teacher.
  • Undergraduate student of freshman, sophomore, or junior standing.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in medicine and biomedical research.
Students will receive a $3,200 stipend.
For more information, visit: http://www.limr.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH003661

Marquette University

Description Eligibility Compensation
Students in the program will choose from projects focused on cellular and molecular questions in a variety of experimental organisms including bacteria, yeast, worms, flies, rats, mice, Chlamydomonas, and maize. Students will work under the direct supervision of a faculty research mentor. Through “hands-on” experience students will develop a realistic view of scientific research, its pace, its demands, and the thrill of discovery.
  • This program is restricted to students who are interested in attending graduate school and pursuing research careers.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Students should have completed their sophomore or junior year by the start of the program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
*Note: Minority students and students from colleges or universities with limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Students participating in this program will be housed in furnished Campus Town apartments with full kitchen facilities. Each student will receive meal and travel allowances in addition to a $4300 stipend for the 10-week program.
For more information, visit: http://www.marquette.edu/biology/summerresearchprogram.shtml

If you have additional questions, please send an email to Deborah Weaver at:deborah.weaver@marquette.edu

Mayo Graduate School College of Medicine

Description Eligibility Compensation
During the course of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), students will work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. About 80 students participate in the program each year.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing attending a U.S. college.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Seriously considering a medical research career as a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.
Interns will receive a $5,000 (minus taxes) stipend. Students are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation. *Note: Most students live on-campus, which is available for approximately $150 per week.
For more information, visit: http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html

Medical University of South Carolina

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Research Program allows students to become directly involved in the process of scientific discovery. The program includes daily interaction with faculty, weekly seminars regarding research, and social activities. At the conclusion of the program, students will prepare a brief written paper and give an oral presentation about their research project.
  • Highly motivated undergraduate students who are considering a career in Biomedical Research.
  • Completed at least two full years of college course work OR have been involved in significant research opportunities by the time the internship begins.
  • Have not received their undergraduate degree prior to the date the program commences.
  • Must be able to complete the entire 10 weeks of the program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher is preferred
*Note: Minority students are particularly encouraged to apply.
Interns will receive a living allowance of $400/week for a total maximum of $4,000. This program does not pay for travel/housing/meals, but a $200 subsidy is available and intended to defray the cost of travel to Charleston from a distance of at least 60 miles.
For more information, visit: http://www.musc.edu/grad/summer/surp/

Methodist Research Institute at Clarian Health

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Student Research Program pairs students in the sciences with biomedical researchers and is designed to provide students with a hands-on research experience. Research projects are available in both clinical and laboratory settings. Other program requirements include: attending Clarian and program orientations; attending a lecture series; working 40 hours per week (excluding Memorial Day and the Fourth of July); preparing a written review of the summer research project; and giving a short (generally 10-15 minute) oral presentation of the research project.
  • Students should be science majors who have completed at least *60 semester hours by the summer they participate in the program; medical students should have completed their first year.
  • Must be 18 years of age at time of hire.
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • A commitment to work 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks (from May to August).
*In most instances, 60 semester hours is equivalent to junior standing.
Students will receive $10 per hour.
For more information If you have additional questions or would like to access the application forms, please send an email to Heather Richardson at: hrichard@clarian.org *Note: Be sure to indicate SSRP in subject line.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides an opportunity for students to work on a cutting-edge research project in one of over 200 laboratories. Students will be presented with great networking opportunities among other students, faculty members, and school administration.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing.
  • Motivated towards research and inclined towards graduate education in biomedical sciences in a Ph.D. Program or MSTP (M.D./Ph.D. Program).
Students will receive a $3,000 stipend and access to the benefits of the Mount Sinai Recreation Office. Students are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation. *Note: Housing is available in one of Mount Sinai's residential buildings.
For more information, visit: http://www.mssm.edu/education/graduate-school/degrees-and-programs/summer-undergraduate-research-program

National Institutes of Health Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Program

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Program was inaugurated in 2004 to further embrace diversity among the pool of NIH trainee applicants. Over the past two years, 101 students have conducted research in 68 labs across the Center for Cancer Research.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Cancer-related research interest from an underrepresented ethnic group.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
The CRIR program provides a stipend that is based on participants’ academic level. Housing is provided to students who are financially eligible. Travel to and from Bethesda is provided for out-of-state participants. Students are responsible for their own meals.
For more information, visit: http://ccr.cancer.gov/careers/Cri/Default.aspx

Interested students should email a statement of interest to Jonathan Wiest at: jw424i@nih.gov or Vi Black at: vb55k@nih.gov

National Institutes of Health Division of Epidemiology and Genetics

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Division of Epidemiology and Genetics hosts a research experience designed for students interested in exploring careers in cancer epidemiology and genetics. Students may also attend lectures offered under the NIH Summer Seminar Series, participate in DCEG meetings and seminars, attend formal NIH lectures, and participate in the DCEG Poster Day. High school, college, and graduate students (including medical and dental students). Participants will receive a stipend based on academic level. Students are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation. *Note: Nearby housing is available.
For more information, visit: http://dceg.cancer.gov/fellowships/summerprogram

National Institutes of Health Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in the more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI. The duration of the program is typically one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree.
  • During their tenure in the program Post-baccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.
The stipends for Post-baccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly. Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family.
For more information, visit:https://www.training.nih.gov/student/Pre-IRTA/irtamanualpostbac.asp

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Description Eligibility Compensation
Participants in the Summer Internship Program (SIP) will work one-on-one with some of the leading scientists in the world. Trainees on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, will attend a lecture series featuring distinguished NIH investigators, informal lunchtime talks on training for research careers, and participate in a trainee poster session.
  • Currently enrolled (at least half-time) high school, college, and graduate students.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The stipend for trainees is adjusted annually.
For more information, visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/info.asp

Rockefeller University

Description Eligibility Compensation
Students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas, including:
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural biology and chemistry
  • Molecular, cell, and developmental biology
  • Immunology
  • Virology and microbiology
SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific publications at weekly Journal Club meetings and will share their research results with fellow interns and mentors at a poster session.
  • Undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing.
  • Strong background in the sciences.
  • *Note: SURF students are strongly encouraged to return during their college recesses to complete and/or extend their summer research projects.
*Note: Minority students are particularly encouraged to apply.
SURF participants will receive a $3,000 stipend and on-campus housing.
For more information, visit: http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Description Eligibility Compensation
This program designed for undergraduate students of at least junior standing who will benefit from an intensive pre-graduate (PhD)research experience.The program welcomes applicants from non-research intensive universities who have limited research experience, under-represented minority students, and students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. National Cancer Institute (15 fellowships available)
  • Undergraduate student of at least junior standing.
  • Applicant’s career goals should focus on achieving a graduate or professional degree in the biomedical or natural sciences.
  • USA citizen or permanent resident.
Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) (5 fellowships available)
  • Undergraduate student of at least junior standing.
  • Applicant’s career goals should focus on achieving a graduate or professional degree in the biomedical or natural sciences.
  • USA citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be from a minority group (e.g. African American, Hispanic American, Native American Indian).
National Cancer Institute *Students will receive a $3,500 stipend plus housing. CURE *Students will receive a $3,500 stipend plus housing. *Out-of-town students are housed at Canisius College in townhouse-style apartments.The college is two miles from the Roswell Park Campus on the major metro rail and bus lines.
For more information, visit: http://classic.roswellpark.org/Education/Summer_Programs/SummerResearchExperiencesforUndergraduates_REU

University of Cincinnati Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP)

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP) is a six-week residential experience for college juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate premedical students. Students will be exposed to the medical school experience through extensive interaction with medical students and faculty and guidance through the medical school application process. Students will prepare for the academic curriculum through a non-credit course in cardio physiology. This program emphasizes strengthening critical thinking/problem solving skills, increasing self-awareness, and making each participant a competitive medical school applicant.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of junior or senior standing OR post baccalaureate premedical student.
Information not available
For more information, visit: http://comdo-wcnlb.uc.edu/MedOneStop/Admissions/SummerEnrichment.aspx

University of Cincinnati Women In Science and Engineering

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) REWU engages female students in research projects with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines. During this 12-week program, each student will work directly with a University of Cincinnati faculty mentor. At the conclusion of the program, students will participate in a professional research conference.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate.
  • Must be female.
Information not available
For more information, visit: http://www.wise.uc.edu/wise/rewu/rewu.php3

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship [SURF] program provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on research experience in a biomedical facility under the supervision of a principal investigator on a funded research project. Research opportunities range from molecular biology to animal physiology and behavior. The 10-week program has a flexible start and end date, but typically takes place between May and August.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate (part-time or full-time) of sophomore or junior standing majoring in the sciences (e.g.: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, etc.).
*Note: Students who have completed a year each in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics are preferred. Be sure to discuss your research experience on the application in great detail and be very specific about your research interests and how you plan to use research in your future career.
Students will receive $4,000 stipend. Interns are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation. *Note: One-bedroom apartments near the campus in Clifton are available for approximately $300-400 per month.
For more information, visit: http://www.med.uc.edu/SURF/

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cancer and Cell Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Cancer and Cell Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides an opportunity for students to conduct research in an area of their interest. Research opportunities range from molecular biology to animal physiology and behavior. This 10-week program also includes intellectual and cultural/social activities to enrich the internship experience.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate
Students will receive a $3,500 stipend.
For more information, visit: http://cellbiology.uc.edu/program/surp.aspx

University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURP) is a 10-week program intended to provide clinical and basic science research opportunities for undergraduate students in the laboratories of pediatric faculty in the College of Medicine. In addition to conducting hands-on research, students participate in various social and academic programs with students representing other summer programs at the University. Programs include introduction to various activities at Cincinnati Children's, two scientific writing seminars, an ethics in research seminar, and an introduction to bioinformatics.
  • High School student in their Junior or senior year OR undergraduate student.
  • Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in biomedical research or medicine.
Students will receive a $3,200 stipend.
For more information, visit: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/ed/research/undergrad/surf/default.htm

University of Maryland

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Greenebaum Cancer Center offers an 8-week mentored cancer research internship. Research topics encompass many areas that are on the forefront of scientific interest, including:
  • Cancer drug resistance
  • Signal transduction
  • Programmed cell death
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Angiogenesis and carcinogenesis
Students will write and present a synopsis of their work upon completing the program.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate (or medical) student.
  • Strong academic background in the Arts and Sciences.
Students will receive a $1,500 stipend. Interns who participate in the program for a second summer will receive a $2,000 stipend. Students who return for three or more summers will receive a $2,500 stipend. Interns are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation.
For more information, visit: http://www.umgcc.org/research/summer_internships.htm

If you have additional questions, please send an email to Steven Long at: slong@umm.edu

University of Nebraska

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Eppley Cancer Research Institute hosts the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program to expose students to various research careers. Students will gain hands-on experience in cancer research labs, interact with research faculty, attend weekly seminars, and present their research at a poster session. Interested students should submit the program application, a one-paragraph statement of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and their college transcripts. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend. Students are responsible for housing, meals, and transportation. *Note: Nearby housing is available.
For more information, visit: http://www.unmc.edu/eppley/summer.htm

If you have additional questions, please send an email to: crgp_info@eppleyits.com

University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences

Description Eligibility Compensation
Students who participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will develop a research proposal, attend weekly seminars, a journal club, and workshops on integrative research, ethics, problem solving, and scientific writing.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate of sophomore or junior standing majoring in biological sciences.
  • SU.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Primary interest in a career in biological research.
*Note: Women, minority students, disabled students, and those attending small colleges with limited research facilities are encouraged to apply.
Students will receive a $4,200 stipend for 10 weeks of full-time research, which is inclusive of lab supplies, on-campus housing, meals, and travel (up to $500 for travel).
For more information, visit: http://biology.nd.edu/undergraduate-program/research/

If you have additional questions, please send an email to Dr. Michelle Whaley at: Michelle.A.Whaley.3@nd.edu

University of Pennsylvania

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) provides an intense research experience for students interested in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences. Interns will complete ten weeks of full-time supervised laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and receive career counseling from program faculty and administrators. Areas of research include:
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Control of Gene Expression
  • Cell Signaling
  • Cell Growth and Cancer
  • Gene Therapy
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics and Computational Biology
  • Immunology
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Students will receive a competitive stipend, which is paid in installments at the end of each month. Travel to and from the University of Pennsylvania is provided, as is on-campus housing.
For more information, visit: http://www.med.upenn.edu/bgs/applicants_suip.shtml

University of Rochester Medical Center

Description Eligibility Compensation
The National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Rochester is aimed at providing research opportunities in all aspects of cellular and molecular biology. All interns will work under the direct supervision of a participating faculty mentor and are responsible for constructing a poster outlining their research at the conclusion of the program. Students are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and participate in luncheons and group social activities. A GRE preparation course is also offered to interested students.
  • Students specifically interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the field of Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Undergraduate from local and national universities that do not have strong extramurally-funded research programs.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Students without prior research experience.
*Note: Women and students from underrepresented ethnic/racial groups are encouraged to apply.
Students will receive a $450 weekly stipend, in addition to on-campus housing and parking.
For more information, visit: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/summer-scholars/

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Department of Molecular Medicine offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for undergraduate students. This 10-week internship provides an opportunity for students to work in a research laboratory under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students will also attend lectures given by participating faculty. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research to the department. U.S. and international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities. *Note: For international students studying in the U.S., participation will depend on successful transfer from their current institution to the UT HSCSA for the summer. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend.
For more information, visit: http://www.molecularmedicine.uthscsa.edu/Undergraduate/SURF.aspx

University of Texas Southwestern

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is designed for college students who are preparing for a career in biological research. Fellows will pursue individual research projects in the laboratories of UT faculty and present their research at the conclusion of the program. Some areas of research include:
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate (preferably of junior or senior standing) majoring in the biological sciences.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
*Note: Selection criteria includes: grades, relevant experience, and letters of recommendation.
Students will receive a $4,000 stipend, which is inclusive of housing and transportation.
For more information, visit: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/home/education/surf/index.html

If you have additional questions, please send an email to: SURF@utsouthwestern.edu.

University of Toledo

Description Eligibility Compensation
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship enables students to conduct experimental analysis in a research laboratory under the guidance of a mentor. Research areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases
  • Infection, Immunity and Transplantation
  • Neurosciences and Neurological Disease
  • Pharmacological sciences
Receipt of application and two letters of recommendation. Students will receive a $3,500 stipend for 10 weeks of full-time research.
For more information, visit: http://www.utoledo.edu/med/grad/surf.html

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Description Eligibility Compensation
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Research Experience for Undergraduates - Microbiology program allows students to conduct their own research under the direction of a faculty member and work as part of a team in the investigation of fundamental problems in microbiology and molecular biology.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate (preferably of junior or senior standing) majoring in the biological sciences.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
*Note: Women, minority students, disabled students, and those attending small colleges with limited research facilities are encouraged to apply.
Students will receive a $4,000 stipend for 10 weeks of full-time research. On-campus housing is provided, as well a modest allowance for meals.
For more information, visit: http://cbe.wisc.edu/srp-bio/

If you have additional questions, please send an email to Brian Asen at: beasen@wisc.edu

Wayne State University Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Description Eligibility Compensation
The objective of this training program is to inform outstanding college science majors of the realities of scientific research and to aid them to envision and prepare for careers in cancer research. Specifically, this training program is designed to:
  • increase the number of trainees experiencing the gratification and excitement of participating in cancer research;
  • facilitate the interaction of students with a broad segment of our faculty in the KCI Cancer Programs; and
  • 3. instruct students in research data handling and presentation.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend for 10 weeks of laboratory work. Students are expected to cover the cost of travel to and from the internship, as well as housing.
For more information, visit: http://www.med.wayne.edu/cancer/faculty/summer.htm