Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project

Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students

Graduate students at New Mexico State University are invited to apply to conduct cancer research at Fred Hutch in Seattle, Washington in the Division of Public Health Sciences, which includes faculty with expertise in epidemiology, cancer prevention, health disparities, health economics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, and other population science disciplines. To learn more about the specific research interests of Fred Hutch faculty, please visit the Labs / Projects page. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world-renowned nonprofit research institution working to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, HIV, and many other diseases.

About the Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students

This program is designed to provide experience and mentorship for graduate students interested in diverse aspects of cancer research in human populations. Accepted students, in coordination with their mentors, will design a project tailored to the student’s interests.

In addition to completing a mentored research project, students will also participate in weekly research seminars, professional development workshops, and a competitive poster session.

The program will run from Monday, June 13 through Friday, August 12, 2016. In addition, accepted students must participate in a one-week NMSU Data Analysis Workshop to be held May 31 through June 3, 2016. Students must be able to commit to this entire internship period, as well as the workshop, in order to participate.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NMSU, such as, but not limited to: Public Health, Social Work, Physical Anthropology, Psychology, Physiology, Statistics, and Computer Science;
  • *Underrepresented student; and
  • Possess a strong academic background.

*This includes racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, persons with disabilities, and persons raised in economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Photo by Clayton Hibbert

Compensation

Interns will receive a $4,794 for their participation in the nine-week Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students.

Travel

Rountrip travel costs (up to $450), including airfare, ground transportation, and/or luggage fees, are provided. Travel arrangements will be coordinated by NMSU staff unless otherwise requested.

Housing, Meals, and Transportation

Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, local transportation, and incidental expenses while in Seattle. Housing is available at the University of Washington’s Stevens Court for approximately $2,000 for the duration of the program. This residential facility has clusters of four single-occupancy bedrooms that surround a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Housing applications for Stevens Court will be sent to students who are selected to participate in the program in early March. For more information about the amenities offered at Stevens Court, please visit UW Student Housing. Interns are also welcome to make their own housing arrangements.

Interns are eligible to purchase a subsidized transportation pass for $45. There is a free shuttle between Fred Hutch and University of Washington campus that departs every 15 minutes.

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students (see the 'Apply Online' hyperlink below). The application deadline, including two letters of recommendation, is Friday, February 5, 2016. Notificiation of acceptance will occur in mid-to-late March 2016.  

»  Apply Online

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students, please contact Drs. Steve Schwartz at the Hutch: sschwart@fredhutch.org or Mary O'Connel at NMSU at: moconnel@nmsu.edu.

Where are they now?

The three videos below highlight how the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project has helped NMSU graduate students reach their career goals.

About Fred Hutch

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world-renowned nonprofit research institution working to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, HIV, and many other diseases.  TO learn more about the Hutch, visit our About Us page. 

To view the story of professional baseball coach and player Fred Hutchinson and his brother Bill, a medical doctor and cancer researcher who founded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, click here.

The Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students is supported in parts by NCI grants: U54 CA132381 (FHCRC) and U54 CA132383 (NMSU).                                   

Other Cancer Research Internship Opportunities

To learn about other internships for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students offered nationwide, please view this catalog

In addition, Pathways to Science hosts a website that enables users to search for undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions.