SCI Summer Intern Program Begins Sixth Year


January 13, 2014

SCI Summer Intern Program Begins Sixth Year

Summer internships will be offered for the sixth summer at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Four positions will be awarded to qualified undergraduate college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn basic laboratory skills while working under the supervision of SCI faculty members. For the third year, one position will be offered at the SIU Carbondale campus. The remaining three will be at the School of Medicine campus in Springfield.

“Students will participate in the daily lab work that is at the core of cancer research,” said Morris Cooper, Ph.D., SCI director for basic science. “This will allow the successful candidates for the internship to gain hands-on experience working with talented cancer researchers.”

Qualified undergraduate is defined as: 1) an individual who will not graduate from college prior to June 2014, and 2) an individual who has completed their freshman year of college by June 2014.

Applicants should submit a current college transcript, a resume and two letters of reference from instructors along with a personal statement letter describing current studies, activities and future goals. The paid internships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Applications may be submitted by using PDF-formatted documents emailed to They can also be mailed to Morris Cooper, Ph.D., SIU School of Medicine, P.O. Box 19626, Springfield, IL 62794-9626. Email is the preferred method of submission. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2014.

The mission of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service. Its website is

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SIU, 217-545-3854

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SCI, 217-545-3837


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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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