Educating the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians is one of our goals at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Summer Huntsman Internship Program (SHIP) for Undergraduates offers research opportunities for university-level undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in science or medicine. This program provides a friendly and exciting atmosphere for interaction among students and faculty members from a wide range of disciplines in biomedical research.
Huntsman Cancer Institute summer intern candidates are either enrolled at a U.S. university or college as a sophomore, junior, or senior, or recent graduates who have not begun graduate or medical studies. Students are expected to have earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better. Preference will be given to students in higher semesters, and a strong commitment to biomedical research is necessary to succeed in this program. Students already enrolled or working in an HCI lab are not eligible.
The program has specific objectives:
- To expose students to professionals in the fields of science and medicine and acquaint them with day-to-day activities in the field of biomedical research
- To familiarize students with research approaches, techniques, data interpretation, and scientific problem solving
- To offer an opportunity for students to meet peers with similar career goals
- To train students to present scientific information to colleagues and peers
- To provide a friendly atmosphere and encourage open discussions to help students make informed career choices
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