BIG-TCR

Cancer and Artificial Intelligence Research


Undergraduate Summer Internship Applications in Cancer Research


ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for CPRIT BIG-TCR Undergraduate Summer Internship Applications in Cancer Research

The 2022 application for the CPRIT-funded Undergraduate Summer Internship Training Program is currently open. Applications will be accepted through 11: 59pm CST, February 14, 2022. Candidates will receive email notifications regarding pre-selection results within one month after the application due date.

Undergraduate Summer Internship: The UTHealth BIG-TCR Training Program will support up to eleven BIG-TCR undergraduate summer interns with a modest stipend. Each intern will receive a 10-week appointment and participate in interdisciplinary cancer research and training under the supervision of a faculty mentor.


About the BIG-TCR Summer Internship:

The UTHealth Biomedical Informatics, Genomics and Translational Cancer Research Training Program (BIG-TCR) is focused on training next-generation researchers and leaders in the field of cancer research. BIG-TCR has been generously funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to provide interns the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on research experience through a 10-week training program.

UTHealth at Houston is recruiting outstanding undergraduate students across the nation who are interested in cancer research to participate in a summer internship opportunity. The program is a 10-week internship focusing on research training in the field of biomedical informatics, genomics, and translational cancer research (BIG-TCR) under the supervision of UTHealth faculty.


Summer Internship Guidelines

Applicants who have passed the pre-screening process will be notified of the next step in the application. The BIG-TCR team will coordinate the interviews between candidates and summer internship mentors from UTHealth. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the UTHealth faculty they might be interested in working under for summer internship. The Internship will take place from June 6th, 2022 to August 12, 2022 (Tentative). All accepted candidates are expected to attend the entire 10-week training program. Should accepted candidates be unable to attend the program, they must inform the BIG-TCR team as soon as possible. Depending on the form of the internship, the trainees will be expected to be present at UTHealth in Houston for registration and the annual retreat. During the internship, the mentor and intern’s lab members will be responsible for the project design and supervision of trainee’s progress. The trainees will present the progress of their projects at the BIG-TCR annual retreat at the conclusion of the program in August 2022.