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 the 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. A sample of Hutch research projects and faculty interests can be found on the Public Health Sciences Division website. The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics.

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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 15 through Friday, August 14, 2015. In addition, accepted students must participate in a one-week NMSU Data Analysis Workshop to be held May 25 through 29, 2015. 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 or minority 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

Students will receive a $4,500 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

Students are responsible for their housing, meals, local transportation, and incidental expenses while in Seattle. Housing for the nine-week session is available at the University of Washington’s Stevens Court for approximately $1,900. 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 Cancer Research Internship in early March. For more information about the amenities offered at Stevens Court, please visit their website. Students are also welcome to make their own housing arrangements.

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

How to Apply

Students interested in participating in the Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students may submit an application here in mid-January, 2015. The application deadline, including two letters of recommendation, is Friday, February 27, 2015. Notificiation of acceptance will occur in mid-to-late March 2015.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students, you may contact Drs. Steve Schwartz at the FHCRC: sschwart@fhcrc.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 the FHCRC

The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in basic biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, and epidemiology. Find more information about the research conducted at the FHCRC. Learn more about the specific research interests of the faculty at the FHCRC.

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 Hutch.

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