Internship Opportunities

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Internship Opportunities

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Can you imagine what it’s like to conduct cutting-edge research on the role of gene regulation in the cell cycle, identify potential biomarkers of disease for early detection of cancer, test vaccine candidates and identify important proteins for HIV prevention and control, manage information and data for scientists on our secure servers in the world of IT, or provide administrative support for Fred Hutch researchers, labs, and facilities? These experiences and more are available through an internship at the Hutch. Each program offers a valuable learning opportunity that can support your academic and career goals.

Graduate Programs

Cancer Research Internship for New Mexico State University Graduate Students

Overview

This nine-week paid internship program provides experience and mentorship for underrepresented New Mexico State University graduate students who are interested cancer research. Each intern will work with a faculty mentor in Fred Hutch’s Public Health Sciences Division to design and carry out a research project tailored to his or her interests. The program also includes weekly research seminars, professional development workshops and a competitive poster session.

Faculty in the Public Health Sciences Division have expertise in epidemiology, cancer prevention, health disparities, health economics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics and other population science disciplines. To learn more about their specific research interests, see the Labs/Projects page.

For more information about this internship, visit the Cancer Research Internship for New Mexico State University Graduate Students program page.

Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled NMSU graduate student (in a field such as public health, social work, physical anthropology, psychology, physiology, statistics or computer science)
  • Underrepresented student (with a disability, from a racial or ethnic background traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, or from an economically disadvantaged background)
  • Strong academic background

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Undergraduate Programs


Pathways Undergraduate Researchers

Including SHIP Leads and Clinical Scholars

Overview

Pathways Undergraduate Researchers is a one- to two-year, paid summer internship program for rising first-, second-, and third-year college students. During the summer, interns engage in nine weeks of mentored research at the Fred Hutch, and participate in cancer biology seminars, professional development workshops, and social activities. During the school year, the program engages students at their respective colleges/universities with online workshops, continued mentorship, and academic support.

Internship research projects focus on cancer biology under one of the Center’s five divisions: Basic Sciences, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences, Clinical Research, and Vaccines and Infectious Disease. To learn more, visit the Fred Hutch Labs/Projects page.

For more information about this internship, visit the Pathways Undergraduate Researchers page.

Application dates:
TBD - check back on Oct 1, 2018
Program dates:
June 24 – Aug 23, 2019

Qualifications

  • Rising 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-year student currently enrolled (or intending to enroll) in a two- or four-year U.S. university or college
  • Strong scientific interest and academic background
  • Commitment to the program time requirements 
Students with disabilities, from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Social Media & Marketing Internship

Overview

The Seattle Translational Tumor Research intern will help reach younger audiences with information about health and science careers as well as cancer prevention and early detection. The position offers opportunities to interact with top scientists and clinicians and help develop strategies to increase  brand recognition and social media presence.

Application dates:
Open until filled
 

Qualifications

  • Must be a college student or recent graduate with an interest in a future career in science, healthcare, health communication or healthcare related field. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in Web design, social media, marketing, and associated tools and programs (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and Adobe AEM/CQ)
  • Strong interest in the Fred Hutch mission and research/health care preferred

STTR Program Intern

Overview

The Seattle Translational Tumor Research intern will be learning the business of evaluating, building, and managing a research program including how to collect metrics information, QA databases, manage and edit internal websites and community pages, and assist in planning an event to honor staff across the UW/Fred Hutch Cancer Consortium. The intern will also be required to perform other program-related tasks as requested by their supervisor.

Application dates:
Open until filled
 

Qualifications

  • Must be a college student or recent graduate with an interest in a future career in science, healthcare, health communication or healthcare related field. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Communications and Marketing Internship

(Undergraduates or recent college graduates)

Overview

The Communications & Marketing Department seeks one intern for each of four teams: Media Relations, UX Design, Marketing, and Writing. The department works to share the stories of Fred Hutch’s groundbreaking work with the local community and the world. The interns will work alongside Fred Hutch staff and provide support while learning valuable skills.

Application and program dates:
Application deadline TBD

Qualifications

  • Media Relations: Undergraduate or recent college graduate with background in communications, PR, or media relations; interest/experience in health or science preferred
  • UX Design: Undergraduate or recent college graduate in design-related field; proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as WordPress and Blogger
  • Marketing: Undergraduate or recent college graduate with experience or coursework in communications and/or marketing; proficient in Word and Excel
  • Writing: Undergraduate or recent college graduate with background in writing and reporting; interest or experience in health or science preferred

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Overview

This nine-week paid internship program seeks undergraduates who are interested in biomedical research. Interns will select an area of interest and work with a faculty mentor to complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. 

Research areas include basic science, human biology, public health, clinical research, and vaccines and infectious disease. To learn about the research interests of Fred Hutch faculty, see the Labs/Projects page.

Interns will participate in weekly research seminars and workshops that help them prepare a competitive application for graduate or medical school. The program also includes group social activities such as sightseeing, hiking and sporting events.

For more information about this internship, visit the Summer Undergraduate Research Program page.

Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college
  • Entering senior year or final term after the summer
  • Strong background in the sciences or related area

Cancer Research Internship for Undergraduate Students

Overview

This nine-week paid internship provides experience and mentorship for underrepresented New Mexico State University undergraduates who are interested in biomedical research. Interns will select an area of interest and work with a faculty mentor to complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. 

Research areas include basic science, human biology, public health, clinical research, and vaccines and infectious disease. To learn about the research interests of Fred Hutch faculty, see the Labs/Projects page.

Interns will participate in workshops that help them prepare a competitive application for graduate or medical school. The program also includes group social activities such as sightseeing, hiking and sporting events.

This program is integrated with Fred Hutch’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Please apply through it.

For more information about this internship, visit the Cancer Research Internships for Undergraduate Students program page.

Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled NMSU undergraduate
  • Underrepresented student (with a disability, from a racial or ethnic background traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, or from an economically disadvantaged background)
  • Entering senior year or final semester after the summer
  • Strong background in the sciences or related area

Small University Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Overview

Labs within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division are recruiting students from Pacific Lutheran University and Seattle Pacific University for this nine-week summer internship program to assist with basic laboratory maintenance and research. This internship opportunity will provide job training for students interested in pursuing laboratory research after graduation. 

Interns will work with lab staff members to obtain skill sets that will set them apart from peers when applying for research jobs in the future. At the end of the summer, students will give presentations detailing their projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend several seminars and presentations from Fred Hutch employees to get an inside look into various career paths and research opportunities available to graduates.

A resume and cover letter are required. Up to two letters of recommendation from science professors are highly recommended. 

Application deadline:
March 30, 2018
Program dates:
June 11 – August 10, 2018

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must attend PLU or SPU.
  • Entering junior or senior year in Fall 2018
  • Pursuing a degree with a concentration in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry.
  • For the lab based positions:
    • A minimum of two wet lab courses with emphasis on pipetting, sterile technique, data interpretation, and good lab notebook practices.
    • Must be comfortable working with biohazardous materials: HIV, HSV, FLU and bacteria.
  • For the position in the Schiffer Lab, experience in statistics and/or bioinformatics is required. (This is not a lab based position.)

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High School Programs

Summer High School Internship

Overview

This eight-week, full-time paid internship for high school students includes one week of hands-on training in laboratory techniques and safety skills followed by seven weeks of supervised work in a Fred Hutch faculty member’s research lab. Interns will also attend weekly workshops and seminars and make a presentation during the final week.

To learn more about the research interests of Fred Hutch faculty, see the Labs/Projects page.

For more information about this internship, visit the Summer High School Internship Program page.

Application dates:
Feb 1 – March 31, 2019
Program dates:
June 27 and July 1 – Aug 23, 2019

Qualifications

  • High school student entering senior year or final term after the summer
  • Strong scientific interest and academic background
  • Ability to attend an on-campus interview
  • Available for entire eight weeks of program
  • Students with disabilities, from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply

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Partnerships

Technology Access Foundation and Year Up

Year Up Internship

(Young adults ages 18-24)


Year Up Internship

(Young adults ages 18-24)

Overview

Fred Hutch hosts interns each year through Year Up, a yearlong intensive education and internship program for urban young adults ages18 to 24. Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. 

Fred Hutch, one of Year Up’s 10 founding corporate partners in the Puget Sound region, hosts one intern in Help Desk Support and one in A/V Technical Services. Prospective interns apply through the Year Up website.

For more information about this program, visit yearup.org.

Application dates:
Application deadline TBD
For more information and to apply,
visit www.yearup.org.

Qualifications

  • Ages 18-24
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Low-to-moderate income
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or employment authorization card

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