Cancer Disparities Internship

The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

2015 Request for Applications: Opportunity on Health Disparities & Cancer Research

The University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research and the Masonic Cancer Center are pleased to announce the seventh annual summer undergraduate internship on health disparities and cancer research.


Program Description

The 2015 summer internship on cancer and health disparities is an eight-week program designed to give undergraduate students from Minnesota's racial/ethnic minority and under-represented communities’ research experience in the health sciences. During the program, participants will:

  • Learn how health disparities are addressed through community-engaged research;
  • Gain hands-on experience with an experienced faculty mentor in basic biomedical, translational, clinical, and/or community-based research;
  • Attend seminars and workshops on topics such as interdisciplinary research and the root causes of health disparities; 
  • Discuss careers in health sciences with University of Minnesota professionals;
  • Sign-up to shadow a clinician;
  • Work with a research team at the current stage of their project(s); and
  • Present a poster to academic members and community partners at the end of the summer.

The internship program dates are: June 22-August 14, 2015. Internships positions are full-time (Monday-Friday from approximately 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM).

Interns will be matched with a mentor in the Program in Health Disparities Research or the Masonic Cancer Center. The mentor matching process will begin prior to the start date.

Interns will receive a rate of $12.00 per hour.


 2015 Interns
  • Priya Balaji
  • Vandon Duong
  • Mitchell Fang
  • Elizabeth Juarez-Diaz
  • Vy Nguyen
  • Mariam Salama
  • Megan Schermerhorn
  • Chidyaonga Shalita
  • Macy Tran
  • Xiaohui Yu


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