An organization with the size and scope of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center offers a wide variety of opportunities for learning and growth. The following programs have been created to provide meaningful experiences that will help build your career.
Clinical Assistance Program
A 10-week, full time program for nursing students going into their senior year.
Candidates must be able to work full-time, 10-12 hours a day, starting the day after Memorial Day until the first week of August, without time off. We require a GPA of 3.0 or better, completion of two clinical semesters (including at least one Med/Surg semester), transcripts, and two letters of recommendation from Clinical Instructors. Applications can be submitted at www.mskcc.org/jobs after January of each year.
My skills have grown by lengths and bounds [because of the CAP program].
I feel stronger and more confident in my assessments. I feel like I can connect
and develop trust with my patients quicker. As I go into my senior year, I know
I will be very successful in my clinicals. I have been given a strong foundation
that I will continue to build on throughout my year so that by the time I graduate
I will be the best candidate for an RN position.
- Jennifer McEvoy
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences.
The program provides: 1) Independent research and a stimulating learning environment, and 2) extracurricular events, tours, training, and luncheons. If you are a high school student who is interested in science, this summer program offers the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory facility and explore the kinds of questions that researchers are asking today. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: http://www.mskcc.org/research/human-oncology-pathogenesis/hopp-summer-student.
Laboratory Research Technician Program
A 10-week program for biology, chemistry or molecular biology students studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.
This 10-week program allows students to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their academic coursework and previous laboratory experiences in one of SKI’s research labs or core facilities. The students will be mentored by members of the SKI community and will work under the close supervision of staff members. Students must be enrolled in a biotechnology training program at the undergraduate or graduate level, and undergraduates must be juniors or seniors. All students must also have a GPA of a 3.0 or better and have completed advanced coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or molecular biology. Applications can be submitted at www.mskcc.org/jobs after January of each year.
I think the working environment of Memorial Sloan Kettering is very motivating. Everybody has been very helpful, involved in the projects that I have been working on and just so friendly. I am amazed at how much I have learned during my time here. I have been here for ten weeks and have learned a whole semester’s worth of skills. I think it was a great learning experience because my managers really understood what skills I had. They enhanced those and taught me a whole new set of skills.
After the internship ended, I got an opportunity to work part time during my fall semester, and I love being back here.
- Nidhi Gaur
Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research and Training
A variety of training programs for high school, undergrad, medical and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
Office of Faculty Development
Open to undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and medical student to foster development of future faculty physicians and scientists.
Summer Support Internship
Open to students working towards their bachelor's degree that they have a strong interest in a career in health care/hospital administration.
This 12-week program requires that students be working towards their bachelor's degree and that they have a strong interest in a career in health care/hospital administration. In addition, students must be detail-oriented and have strong computer skills. Excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as the ability to work on a team, are also essential for this role. Applications can be submitted at www.mskcc.org/jobs after January of each year.
I think the Summer Support Program was a well-organized, thoughtful, empowering, and highly valuable experience that is helping me make career choices that will impact the rest of my life. Unlike my previous internships, Memorial provided me with the unique opportunity to have a substantial impact not only at the institution, but more importantly on patients' lives. I have an opportunity to help people in what could truly be their greatest time of need and it is a privilege to be here with that opportunity every single day.
- Andrew Dierk
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Open to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically-related field.
Applicants must have research experience. Students in the program have the opportunity to obtain hands-on research experience in cutting-edge laboratories and interact with faculty and postdoctoral fellows. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sloankettering.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program.