Cancer Research Interns

The Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program was inaugurated in 2004 to increase the diversity of trainee applicants to the Center for Cancer Research (CCR). We have placed 339 students from 2004 to 2017, in labs and branches across the CCR. The Division provides the training dollars, some Service & Supply funds, and travel support for those students who meet the financial eligibility criteria (View and/or print the 2018 flier). We have expanded our network of colleges, universities, and minority-targeted programs to bring a new group of fellows to the CCR each summer.

To Apply:

Students interested in the Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program must apply online through the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) website at:

Applications for Summer 2018 will be accepted beginning mid-November until January 22, 2018. Applicants must also send their official transcript and e-mail a Statement of Interest to the Program Manager, Vi Black, on/by January 22nd.

Applicants must be:

  • In good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • From groups under-represented in biomedical science or disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Students with cancer-related research interests

More Information:

All selected CRI fellows are required to present posters for the NIH Annual Summer Intern Poster Day. For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Wiest or Vi Black.