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Summer Internship Opportunities

University of Guam/University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

University of Guam/University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center Partnership (U54) Summer Exchange Program in Cancer Health Disparities

Applicants may propose to: gather and analyze data to inform cancer prevention and control planning, public health policies, or cancer research; develop a cancer research proposal for competitive funding; conduct cancer outreach, training and/or research activities; and/or prepare a manuscript for peer review.

Application Requirements: Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV); a letter of interest describing the goals of your fellowship, learning objectives, and anticipated outcomes; and a statement of commitment from the researcher/s at UHCC or UOG with whom you propose to collaborate. Submit all three documents to by March 1 (Hawaiʻi Time) / March 2 (Guam Time).

Deadline for applications: March 1.

Loma Linda University

Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)

Focus of research include projects aimed at eliminating health disparities and increase the number of basic biomedical and physician scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Deadline for applications: March 1.

University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Summer internships with excellent opportunities in a diversity of cancer research projects.

Apply by March 15, 2019. Find details at Email the application with the subject line "YOUR NAME INTERNSHIP APPLICATION" to sent by the applicant ONLY. Paper applications by mail or those using previous forms will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Excellent summer research program with immersive experience performing cutting edge research in a broad range of topic areas including: cancer biology, immunology and infectious disease, neuroscience and bioinformatics.

Deadline for applications: March 15

The State University of New Jersey

The State University of New Jersey is delighted to invite your MBRS students to apply to our summer undergraduate research program, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers.

Exciting features of RISE include excellent research and mentoring programs.

Prestigious SUPER Grad (Summer Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers) Graduate.

Additionally, fellowships, valued up to $100,000, for outstanding RiSE alumni who return for graduate study.

The RISE 2019 Application is open now! Rolling admission starts in January. Please encourage your students to apply early; acceptance is highly competitive.

** Option for automatic consideration for 5 partner REU programs.

Deadline for applications: rolling admission – apply immediately

Research Experiences for Undergraduates – National Science Foundation

Review the NSF website for all REU programs available. A wide range of excellent opportunities exist across the US.

Deadline for applications: variable, program dependent

Association of American Medical Colleges

A diversity of research internships are available at universities across the US, including biomedical research and pharmacology internships. It is a great resource.

Deadline for applications: variable, program dependent

University of Iowa

Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Excellent opportunities for interdisplinary programs in biomedical sciences. Email:

Please contact Dr. Antentor Hinton directly for more information. Email:

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2019. Please note, this deadline was past when Dr. Hinton lectured on campus, but contact him directly for possible opportunities.

Boston University

The Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) program is a dynamic and focused research experience that is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances skills required for successful entrance and completion of a PhD or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences and the STaRS program.

Areas of research opportunities

Deadline for applications: February 1.

Emory University Laney Graduate School

Emory University’s Laney Graduate School under the Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Office will be hosting the Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) program.

Applicant targeted include talented underrepresented minorities who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 10-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a PhD in physical and biomedical sciences. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at LGS-SOAR.

A variety of research projects are available.

Deadline for applications: January 28.