Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

We will open up the online application form for the 2015 CaRSIP program in mid-December!

Applicants will be notified of their status in March, 2015

The CaRSIP program runs for 10 weeks during the period of June 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015. You must be available for the entire 10 weeks.

Genetics, Stem cells, Biomarkers, DNA damage and repair. Four of many areas with one thing in common: Cancer Biology.

About the Cancer Research Internship Program

Where will it take place?   U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor

When?   June 1 - Aug 7, 2015

Why?   To expose college students to cutting-edge cancer research

Program Includes:

  • Mentoring
  • Direct supervision by a full time faculty member
  • Exposure to cancer research though direct participation in laboratory activities
  • Opportunities to work with physicians, biologists and other research professionals
  • $5,500 stipend, payable in 3 installments
  • $500 travel stipend


  • Applicants must be a registered full time sophomore or junior in college or a university
  • Applicants must have maintained a grade point average of a 3.0 or better
  • Applicants must be able to devote 10 weeks full-time to laboratory research
  • Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents


Applicants will need to turn in their unofficial transcripts, along with a statement, and two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf by someone that can speak to their research. The application will be available online through this website in mid-December.

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


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 (June 1 - August 7). 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.


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last updated 09.15.2014

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