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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Cancer & Health Disparities

The University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research and the Masonic Cancer Center are pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Cancer Disparities Research Internship!

Successful students will complete a full-time eight-week internship program that will include hands-on experience in research addressing cancer-related disparities and interdisciplinary seminars and workshops. Interns will also be matched with and supervised by experienced faculty mentors conducting research at the Program in Health Disparities Research and the Masonic Cancer Center. The range of research interns will be involved with includes basic biomedical, translational, clinical, and community-based research.

Eligible applicants will be incoming sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students from Minnesota's ethnic minority or under-represented communities enrolled in 2- or 4-year colleges in Minnesota. Students with Minnesota residency attending colleges in other states are also eligible. Internships will be full-time (Monday through Friday) for eight-weeks during summer of 2013. The internship program dates are: June 17-August 9, 2013.

Interns will receive a stipend of ~$400/week up for the summer and will be expected to provide their own laptop computer and arrange their own transportation and lodging.
Successful candidates must conduct themselves in a professional manner, work well in both independent and group settings, and be available for the entire eight-weeks of the program.

Please send the completed application and recommendation forms to Sandra Rivera via email: river039@umn.edu no later than Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m.  

2013 Application Schedule

Application deadline: February 14, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.
Award notification: March 6-13, 2013

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