Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

The 2024 CaRSIP application is now closed.

About the Cancer Research Internship Program

Where will it take place?   U-M Medical and NCRC Campus, Ann Arbor, MI

When?   May 22 - July 31, 2024

Why?   To expose college students to cutting-edge research in cancer biology including: genetics, stem cells, biomarkers, DNA damage and repair.

  • Mentoring
  • Direct supervision by a full time faculty member
  • Exposure to research in cancer biology through direct participation in laboratory activities
  • Opportunities to work with physician-scientists, biologists and other research professionals
  • $5,500 stipend, paid in 3 installments
  • $500 travel stipend**

**The program may be able to offer additional travel stipend funds based on demonstrated financial need (see application for more details)

    • Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
    • Applicants must have maintained a grade average of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicants must be able to devote 10 weeks (May 22 to July 31) to full-time research in laboratory and cannot be concurrently enrolled in courses.
    • Applicants must be registered as a full time sophomore or junior in college or a university. The expectation is that they will be a rising junior or rising senior in the Summer of 2024 and not scheduled to graduate before December 2024.

*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 Rogel 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 summer 2024 (May 22 - July 31). 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.