College students interested in a career in medicine or cancer research are invited to apply for one of four internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Interns will have the opportunity to learn laboratory and critical thinking skills while immersed in research labs under the supervision of SCI faculty members.
Three intern positions are located at the School of Medicine campus in Springfield. The fourth position is located at the SIU Carbondale campus.
“The internships provide successful candidates with daily hands-on experience in our active cancer research labs and hopefully will further strengthen their interests in biomedical research and medicine, including cancer research,” said Dr. Donald S. Torry, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology.
Qualified individuals will have completed their freshman year of college by June 2015 and not have graduated from college prior to June 2015.
Applicants should submit a current college transcript, a résumé 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.
Interested applicants should email the required materials as PDFs to Theresa Casson no later than March 13, 2015. For more information, please call Casson at 217-545-2220.
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 www.siumed.edu/cancer.