Undergraduate Internships

Education & Training

Undergraduate Research Internships

The Fred Hutch offers a number of on-campus research internship programs for undergraduate students during the summer:

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for rising seniors

The Pathways Undergraduate Researchers Program for rising first- and second-year students


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. 

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.

Important Dates

  • 2019 Program Dates: June 17 to August 16
  • Next Application Period opens November 2018
  • The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2019.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 18, 2019


  • 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

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

Including SHIP Leads and Clinical Scholars


Pathways Undergraduate Researchers is a full-time, paid summer internship program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Students are immersed in nine weeks of mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group; participate in a cancer biology education series; professional development workshops; and social activities.

Important Dates

  • 2019 Summer Program Dates: June 24 to August 23
  • Next Application Period: December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019


  • Rising 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student
  • Enrolled (or intending to be enrolled) in a two- or four-year college/university
  • Strong academic background with science focus
  • Commitment to full nine-week program
  • Ability to participate in an on-campus or video interview with selection panel

Students with disabilities, from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit the Pathways Undergraduate Researchers page.