Summer Scholars Research Program

Winship invests in educating the next generation of researchers, physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals by offering a unique immersion experience that exposes high school seniors to real-world cancer research.

The Summer Scholars Research Program is a non-paid internship focused on exposing students to oncology research

Students will work one-on-one with a Winship oncologist or researcher, conduct research in a real lab or clinic setting, attend field trips to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention David J. Sencer Museum and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and hear lectures from a variety of specialists in oncology-related careers. Through this exposure and education, we hope to encourage students to pursue oncology research.

Students must be 17 years old by June 1, 2020 to be eligible for the program. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the set age requirement due to regulations set by Emory's Environmental Health and Safety Office and Winship Cancer Institute.

Winship Cancer Institute does not provide housing, meals, parking or transportation for the program.

What to Expect

The 2020 Summer Scholars Research Program will run for six weeks from June 3 through July 10 with a mandatory orientation set for Tuesday, June 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • Work one-on-one with a Winship researcher or clinician
  • Visit interesting and exciting places, such as the CDC Museum and Georgia Institute of Technology, to learn more about Atlanta's research community
  • Attend lectures given by Winship oncologists to gain a better understanding of the breadth of cancer research
  • Witness the daily operations of Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Create life-long friendships with like-minded peers
  • Present your research to Winship doctors, researchers, and graduate students

The 2020 application cycle is open. All applications including accompanying teacher recomendations are due by February 3.

Please email any questions regarding the program or the application process and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Photo of  Cynthia R. Giver, PhD
Cynthia R. Giver, PhD

Cynthia R. Giver, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Giver has extensive research experience in the area of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

Photo of  Nisha Joseph, MD
Nisha Joseph, MD

Nisha Joseph, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

A board certified hematologist, Dr. Joseph specializes in plasma cell disorders and bone marrow transplantation.

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