Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

Our application is now CLOSED.

CaRSIP applications will be available December 8, 2021  - February 4, 2022.  

 CaRSIP 2022 will run for 10 weeks from Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - August 3, 2022. You must be available for the entire 10 weeks.

About the Cancer Research Internship Program

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

When?   May 25 - August 3, 2022

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
    • 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 25 to August 3) 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 2021 and not scheduled to graduate before December 2022.
    • Preference will be given to students that have demonstrated previous research experience in a laboratory setting and have an interest in a future career in cancer research.

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

The application will open on December 12, 2021. We only consider applications that are submitted electronically from this website. 

Applicants will need to turn in their unofficial transcripts, along with a research statement, and two letters of recommendation submitted on the applicant's behalf by individuals that can speak to their research experience. 

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 2022 (May 25 - August 3). 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.