ND-UPenn Internship

Author: Sheryl Lu

Two paid internships are available for students from College of Science to apply.

One is working with Dr. Vonderheide’s research group. Dr. Vonderheide’s research focus is tumor immunology and developing novel immunotherapies for cancer: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g20000320/p1073. The position will consist mostly of wet bench work and tissue culture. Student would get training in assays and possibly flow cytometry.

Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil Director, Abramson Cancer Center

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

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The second one is a position at Basser Center which would be a great opportunity for someone interested in clinical research, genetics or genetic counseling. The student would work with the research team, primarily with the Associate Director of Research. Data cleaning, study documentation, and tracking of biospecimens will be involved. There will be limited patient contact, by telephone and by occasional shadowing of clinical team. This position is more like a 9-5 office job, but it is at a research institute, so there are seminars with visiting faculty and exposure to a clinical research environment.

Susan Domchek, MD Director, MacDonald Women’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Center

Executive Director, Basser Center for BRCA

Basser Professor in Oncology

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For both positions:

· Full time with paid stipend ($10-$12hr)

· Students are responsible for their own housing


· Students with a College of Science major

· GPA > 3.0

· Currently sophomore or junior

How to apply:

The following needs to be submitted:

1. Personal statement

2. Transcript

3. One reference letter from an ND faculty

Deadline: March 16th, 2019

For questions, please email to kkolberg@nd.edu or xlu1@nd.edu