Diversity in Cancer Research Undergraduate Internship Program

Internship participants and their mentors stand in the lobby of the New Research Building on campus
2023 program participants and their mentors

Summer 2024 Program

The 2024 Application Portal is Now Closed

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About the Program

This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Georgetown University, is open to rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in STEM, cancer and/or biomedical research.

Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Features

  • 10-week full-time program available beginning June 3, 2024 ($5,000 stipend).
  • In-person/virtual workshops, seminars, scientific meetings, mentoring and career development activities during the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Carefully matched mentors and peer mentors for each intern.
  • Designated Slack workspace designed to facilitate mentoring, peer interactions, and community.
  • Georgetown campus housing offered for in-person interns.


Can I be in community college? Yes, as long as you will have one year of college-level courses completed when the internship starts

Can I be a senior in college? No, you must have at least one (1) academic year remaining before achieving your bachelor’s degree. Currently May 2025 is the earliest graduation date

Can I apply if I am on a student visa or undocumented? Yes

When will I receive my stipend? Stipends will be paid in one payment approximately halfway through the internship.

What type of housing is provided? We request 2 bedroom (double occupancy), 1 bath apartments with a full kitchen.

Is laundry available? There is a laundry room. There is a fee to wash and dry clothes.

What are my expenses for housing? The housing is paid by the program. The intern will need to provide their own food and other personal items. The program has a limited number of kitchen items to lend to each apartment.

Are there stores and restaurants nearby? There are several restaurants, grocery stores and shopping all within walking distance of campus

Can I bring my car? No. There is no parking on campus for interns. If you choose to bring a car, you are subject to $25 daily parking fees in the garage. The streets are zoned for permanent residents only.

How to get to/from campus? Each intern will be responsible for their transportation to/from Georgetown and while staying at the University. Public transportation and rideshare services are readily available. Georgetown also operates a free shuttle service to various locations.

How to Apply

The application period for Summer 2024 has ended. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back in January 2025 for the next opportunity to apply.

Questions/More Information

Email cancerresearchtraining@georgetown.edu

Support This Program

Your gift to Georgetown Lombardi on behalf of the Diversity in Cancer Research Undergraduate Internship Program will help ensure equitable opportunities for promising young people interested in cancer research.

Note: To direct your gift appropriately, please click the button to go to the form, then scroll down to the “Other” category and enter “CRTEC Fund — DICR Internship” in the space provided. For assistance, please contact Lombardi Advancement at 202-687-2222.

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