Diversity in Cancer Research Internship

The Winship Diversity in Cancer Research Internship provides a cancer-related summer research experience to college undergraduate students who come from a racial or ethnic background under-represented in STEM.

Supported by funding from American Cancer Society and Georgia Research Alliance, the Diversity in Cancer Research Internship (DICR) is a 10-week program with the aim to provide career and professional development for college sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in cancer biology who come from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Program Overview

The internship is aligned with two other similar programs available at Emory University, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Emory College and the Summer Opportunity for Academic Research program in Laney Graduate School.

Program interns have an opportunity to enhance their professional network through interactions with participants in these peer programs.

DICR interns in the lab with program leader, Larry Boise, PhD.

Aspects of our program include:

  • Weekly seminar series focused on cancer research education and career development
  • Individual training in the research labs with our highly qualified mentors
  • Cancer research lectures from Winship investigators
  • Sessions with graduate students from the cancer biology and MD/PhD graduate programs
  • Weekly progress sessions with the program director
  • Invitation to attend Elkin lecture presentation at the end of the program

At the end of the program, program fellows present their work as part of a poster symposium.

Application Process

Interested students are encouraged to apply. Visit the Laney Graduate School Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) web page and follow the application instructions. 2023 application cycle will open in late fall 2022.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Diversity in Cancer Research Internship at Winship Cancer Institute, please contact Kadiatou Fofana, via email.


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