Internships in Cancer Research

Summer Internship Applications are now being accepted!

See below for more details.

cure interns 2018

CURE interns: Front row (left to right): Camryn Franke, Kalli Xiong, Suleyman Jafer, Selena Garcia, Ann Lee. Back row (left to right): Chinou Thao, KP Thao, Chit Ko Ko, Abdul Osman.

The 2018 CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences) cohort consists of nine very talented students who have been hand-chosen by MCC staff. All of the interns are from groups under-represented in cancer research. They will be on campus 40 hours a week from June 18th through August 24th, 2018, working in labs across campus. After a short break they will return in mid-September for 5 hours per week through the end of their school year. The students are from Washington Technology Stem High School in St. Paul.

Summer undergraduate research opportunities

Cancer Research, Education and Training Experience (CREATE)

Cancer Research, Education and Training Experience (CREATE)

The CREATE program is an integrated summer experience for talented, motivated undergraduate students interested in a cancer research career. Trainees will conduct independent cancer biology research under the mentorship of a CREATE program faculty mentor and engage in a weekly research seminar with other CREATE students. The research experience will be coupled with a Cancer Education Workshop that will provide an overview of cancer biology and development of key professional development skills. Visit the Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program's page to learn more out intern opportunitites.

Internship on health disparities and cancer research

Internship on health disparities and cancer research

 The Masonic Cancer Center, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research, invites eligible undergraduate students to submit an application for the 11th Annual Health Disparities & Cancer Research Summer Internship. This nine-week program, that runs from June 10, 2019 - August 9, 2019*, is a paid, full-time internship designed to give undergraduate students from Minnesota's racial/ethnic minority and underrepresented communities experience conducting cancer and/or health disparities research. The program also provides students with opportunities to shadow clinicians at hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities. The deadline to apply is 12:00 PM CT on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Students interested in exploring or pursuing a research or clinical career in a health professional field are encouraged to apply today!

“Having the opportunity to lead my own side project within my research with my mentor has been an invaluable experience. I believe that there is no comfort in the growth zone and there is no growth in the comfort zone. This experience has allowed me to leave my comfort zone and gain an entirely new set of skills.” -2018 Health Disparities & Cancer Research Summer Intern

Find more information about this internship.

Internship Timeline*:

  • December 2018: Applications open
  • February 4, 2019: Applications due
  • March/April 2019: Notification of award
  • April 2019: Mentor/Mentee Matching
  • June – August 2019: Internship Program
  • August 2019: Poster Session

*Timeline is subject to change without notice.

Summer research program and presentation opportunities

A number of agencies and groups sponsor summer research experience programs or presentation opportunities for undergraduate students. Google searches will find websites for many of these programs. Many have deadlines in January or February.