Undergraduate students are matched with University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) faculty who will serve as their mentors for an eight-week summer internship.
Interns will conduct research in one of many ongoing areas of investigation including cancer drug resistance, signal transduction, programmed cell death, molecular pharmacology, angiogenesis, and carcinogenesis.
View a list of previous summer interns from 2011.
In addition to laboratory work on their specific projects, interns learn about diverse aspects of cancer research through weekly discussions with the research mentors. Social activities that are organized with mentors and Program benefactors provide an opportunity for informal interactions, and for interns to learn more about the UMGCC research community. At the conclusion of the internship, the interns deliver an oral presentation of their research to the mentors, Program sponsors, and research faculty.
The goal of this internship program is to provide interns with the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in the current fight against cancer by means of experiential training in the laboratory of a cancer center faculty mentor.
Interns accepted into this distinguished program are obligated to conduct research in a careful and diligent manner that is in accordance with the Program's safety training course and adheres to the schedule established with the research mentor. In additions, interns must also attend weekly mentor's discussion sessions and deliver an oral presentation of the research project at the program's conclusion.
Applications for the 10-12 internships awarded per summer are reviewed by committee. Undergraduate students with a genuine interest in cancer research, as reflected in their application package, are considered on a competitive basis.
As housing is not provided as part of the internship, qualified applicants from the Baltimore metropolitan area are given first consideration. However, outstanding out-of-state applications will also be considered.
Interns will receive a stipend of $1,500 for the 8-week internship. The stipend will be increased by $500 for each subsequent summer that the student returns to the program (up to a maximum of $2,500).
Parking fees may be compensated depending on the availability of funding. We regret that we are unable to provide compensation for housing in the Baltimore area. If admitted to the program, the student is responsible for securing accommodations for the duration of the internship. Click here to learn about potential housing opportunities.
Send or FAX the following to Dr. Bret Hassel, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, 655 West Baltimore Street, 9th Floor BRB, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; Phone: 410-328-2344; FAX: 410-706-6609:
Deadline for applications: March 1
You can also visit the program's official web site for more information about the application process.
We are grateful to the following individuals for their generous donation of funds to support the Summer Student Research Training program:
To contribute to the UMGCC Summer Internship Endowment, contact the UMMS Foundation at (410) 328-2344.