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Introduction to Cancer Research Careers Program

Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
E-116 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3170


National Institutes of Health:  National Cancer Institute


Introduction to Cancer Research Careers Program


Phone:  301.435.8524
Fax: 301.402.3509


In February 2016, NCI will sponsor a two-day visit for ICRC participants to the NIH campus. During this time, the participants will have the opportunity to tour the facilities of the NCI and the NIH, listen to and network with research fellows, and potentially interview for an internship with NCI Investigators.  Typically internships last about 10 weeks, and individual internship start and end dates are mutually agreed upon between intern and investigator.  One-year post-baccalaureate internships are also available.  Housing will be provided from mid-May through late August only.


Must be from an underrepresented population, have a financially disadvantaged background, or have a disability; undergraduate, post-baccalaureate (up to two years), or GPA of 3.2; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; demonstrated research experience; able to participate in the February visit; and available for a full-time summer internship or one-year post-baccalaureate internship.


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland, the largest component of the 27 institutes and centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.  If a student is hired by an NCI investigator as an ICRC intern, he/she will work under their direction and in concert with other researchers, fellows, and technicians.  Interns will have the option to attend seminars on topics related to basic, clinical, biomedical and behavioral research, human health, healthy lifestyles, and health disparities.


Travel expenses and summer housing; monthly stipend depends on education level.


November 18-Applications due
November 23-Reference letters due
late December/early January-Participants notified
February 7-9-ICRC visit


Applications must be submitted electronically through ICRC website.

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