Cancer Research Interns

The CRI "Cancer Research Interns" Summer Program was inaugurated in 2004 to provide an open door for students looking for an initial training opportunity. The goal is to enhance diversity within the CCR (Center for Cancer Research) training program and we have placed 357 students from 2004 to 2018, in labs and branches across the division.  The CCR and the Center for Cancer Training’s Office of Training and Education provide stipend support, some Service & Supply funds, and travel support for those students who meet the financial eligibility criteria (View/print the 2019 flier).

To Apply:

Students interested in the Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Internship Program must apply on-line through the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) website –  Applications for Summer 2019 will be accepted from mid-November until January 21, 2019.  Applicants must also sent their official transcript and e-mail a Statement of Interest to Program Manager Vi Black, on/by January 21st.

The Statement of Interest should include an explanation of how the applicant’s participation would further the goal of the CRI Summer Program to enhance diversity within the CCR training program, consistent with NIH’s Notice of Interest in Diversity NOT-OD-18-129.  Students from under-represented populations or disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be:

  • Age 18 or older (minimum high school graduate)
  • In good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Current full-time 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.