Do you know underrepresented minority high school or undergraduate students interested in STEM and looking for something to do this summer? The University of Illinois Cancer Center has three summer programs that might interest them.
Deadline January 23: The researcHStart program introduces high school students to cancer research, introducing students to biophysics, biochemistry, immunology and pharmacology. The program is a multi-institution program with the Cancer Center, the University of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University and Rush University. The program runs from June 12 to August 4. Apply here.
Deadline January 31: The Cancer Health Equity Summer Scholars (CHESS) is an eight-week program that trains and mentors underrepresented minority high school students interested in careers focusing on cancer research and other health professions. The CHESS Program is a collaboration between the Cancer Center and the Urban Health Program. The program runs from June 12 to August 4. Apply here.
Deadline February 13: The University of Illinois Diversity in Cancer Research (UI DICR) Internship is a 10-week summer program that trains and mentors underrepresented minority undergraduate students interested in careers focusing on cancer research and other health professions. Participating students commit to working for up to 40 hours per week and receive a stipend of $5,000 for completing the 10-week program. The program runs from June 5 to August 11. Apply here.