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Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) – Deadline is January 11, 2020
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.
The program runs from Monday, June 15 through Friday, August 14, 2020. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.
AREAS OF RESEARCH Interns will be paired with a faculty mentor after selecting one of the following areas of interest:
Basic Science: Conducts fundamental research in structural, genetic, molecular, cellular, developmental, and evolutionary biology;
Human Biology: Interdisciplinary research; conducts lab-based and computational research at the interface of basic, clinical, and population sciences;
Public Health: Uses large populations as a “laboratory” to look for links between cancer and its possible triggers, from diet and lifestyle to environmental and genetic factors. Conducts statistical, epidemiological, and prevention studies around the world;
Clinical Research: Works to develop and analyze new treatments for cancers and other diseases;
Vaccine and Infectious Disease: Integrates computational, laboratory, and clinical research methods to advance the understanding of microbial pathogenesis and infectious disease processes.
To learn more about the specific research interests of Fred Hutch faculty, please visit https://www.fredhutch.org/en/faculty-lab-directory.html
PROGRAM COMPONENTS In addition to completing a mentored research project, interns will participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate or medical school.
- Workshops include:
- Preparing a personal statement, resume, and abstract;
- How to successfully apply to graduate or medical school;
- Preparing and presenting a scientific poster.
Interns will also attend weekly research seminars regarding a broad array of scientific topics. The program culminates with a competitive poster session. The program also sponsors a number of social activities to foster interaction among interns and their mentors.
- Activities may include:
- Attending a Seattle Mariners MLB game OR Seattle Sounders FC match;
- Riding the Seattle Great Wheel OR touring the Theo Chocolate Factory;
- Taking a ferry to scenic Bainbridge Island; and/or
- Hiking the trails on Mount Rainier
- ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
- Entering the summer BEFORE the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies;
- Strong background in the sciences or related area of interest
COMPENSATION Interns will receive $4,794 (minus taxes) for their participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
TRAVEL Round trip travel costs (up to $450) are provided. Travel arrangements will be coordinated by program staff unless otherwise requested.
HOUSING, MEALS, AND TRANSPORTATION Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and local transportation. Housing is available at the University of Washington for approximately $2,400 for the duration of the program. Interns are eligible to purchase a subsidized transportation pass for $45. There is a free shuttle between the Fred Hutch and University of Washington campus that departs every 15 minutes.
HOW TO APPLY Students interested in participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program may submit an application at: www.fredhutch.org/surp. The application deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by Friday, January 17, 2020. Notification of acceptance will occur in mid- to late-February.
Summer Internship Program on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host – Deadline is February 8, 2020
A limited number of stipends for the 2020 Summer Internship Program on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host are available to currently enrolled undergraduate and first-year medical students interested in infectious diseases within immunocompromised populations. The Infectious Disease Sciences Program of Fred Hutch is committed to investing in the future of infectious disease research and patient care.
- This 8-10 week summer program provides specialized clinical research opportunities, including the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors.
- The qualified candidate must be 18 years or older, either a currently enrolled undergraduate or first-year medical student with a demonstrated interest in infectious diseases, biomedical sciences, or related area. Candidates must be willing to arrange for a time to attend the program, within the timeline of June 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020.
- The program’s weekly schedule ranges from 32 – 40 hours, depending on the individual needs of the applicant and their assigned mentor.