Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

Applications for the 2014 CaRSIP program are no longer being accepted!

Applicants will be notified of their status in March, 2014

The CaRSIP program runs for 10 weeks during the period of June 2, 2014 - August 8, 2014. 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 2 - Aug 8, 2014

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

Program Includes:

  • Mentoring
  • Career counseling
  • Hands-on training in labs
  • Opportunities to work with physicians, biologists and other research professionals
  • $5,000 stipend


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 3 - August 9). Students selected are matched with an appropriate U-M faculty. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,000 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.


  • 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

Program Benefits:

  • Compensation of $5,000 is provided to the individual.
  • Direct supervision by a full time faculty member.
  • Exposure to cancer research through direct participation in laboratory activities.


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last updated 02.14.2014

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