Summer Opportunities Program
The Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Student Program at the Siteman Cancer Center provides opportunities for undergraduate, premed and medical students enrolled at Washington University or other accredited universities to work on cancer research projects during the summer. Opportunities range from basic laboratory research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research.
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Applicants selected for the program will receive a $3,500 stipend for a 10-week summer research period from May 28 through Aug. 2, 2013, though some flexibility is available. Approximately 12 students will be selected. Please apply online starting Jan. 1, 2013 at http://www2.siteman.wustl.edu/studentsubmission/Home.aspx. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
1) An online application form, which requires:
- a personal statement describing why you would like the opportunity to work on a cancer research project
- an updated resume
- selection of 3 to 4 cancer center researchers of interest to you
- an UNOFFICIAL college transcript(s) (university seal NOT required) This can be uploaded to the application website.
2) Two documents that may be faxed (fax number: 314-414-0204):
- two reference letters (on university stationery and with signature)
Incomplete application forms will not be considered for review.
In the application, identify the type of project you would like to work on (laboratory research, clinical research, population-based research) and any specific cancer type (breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia). Also specify any relevant skills or experience you may have, statistical knowledge, laboratory experience, course work or computer skills. Online applications are due on March 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified via email by April 1, 2013.
For more information, contact Theresa Waldhoff at email@example.com.
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program, click here.