Diversity in Cancer Research Internship

The American Cancer Society 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 the American Cancer Society, the Diversity in Cancer Research Internship (ACS-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.

About the Program

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

Left to right: Curtis Henry, PhD, Alexander "Xan" Wesley, Larry Boise, PhD, Ryan Nobles, Kennedy Humphrey, Jason Lett and Kashari Henry.

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.

Program Selection

The application period for Summer 2021 is now closed.

Contact Program Coordinator

To learn more about the Diversity in Cancer Research Internship at Winship Cancer Institute, please contact Ryan Nobles, program coordinator, at (404) 712-5839 or via email.


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