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 (CAP)
Sponsored by the Nursing Department, provides Nursing Students with fulltime employment for 10 weeks to gain clinical experience.
- Application period: 2/1/14 - 2/15/14; Program Dates: 5/27/14 – 8/1/14
- Requirements: Enrollment in a Bachelors of Nursing Science (BSN) program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of 2 clinical semesters (at least one Med/Surg semester) required. Transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation from Clinical Instructors and BCLS required
- On average 30 students are accepted
For more information on the program, please click here.
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
Laboratory Research Technician Program
Sponsored by Sloan-Kettering Institute (SKI), provides students with 10 weeks fulltime employment as a Lab Research Technician.
- Application period: 2/10/14 - 2/19/14; Program Dates: 6/2/14-8/8/14
- Requirements: Enrollment in a biotechnology or closely related Bachelor’s or Master’s program; undergraduates must be going into their Junior or Senior year. Advanced coursework in Biology, Chemistry and/or molecular biology. Previous work or volunteer experience in a research lab required and an interest in job opportunities as a Lab Research Technician post-graduation.
- On average, 5-8 students are accepted.
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
Summer Support Internship/Employment Program
Sponsored by Ambulatory Care, provides Students with fulltime employment for 12 weeks where they function in a Session Assistant or Physician Office Assistant role.
- Application period: 2/1/14 - 2/15/14; Program Dates: 5/27/14 – 8/15/14
- Requirements: Enrollment in a Bachelors program and a strong interest in a career in health care/hospital administration required. Students going into their Junior or Senior year highly preferred. Detail and team oriented; strong computer skills; and excellent communication and customer service skills required
- On average 30 students are accepted
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
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences.
An 8-week intensive summer program involving mentored research and extracurricular events such as luncheons and tours. HOPP seeks to educate high-school students about translational research and accepts students who are knowledgeable, self-motivated, and passionate about science. Students graduate the program by completing their research project and participating in an end-of-summer poster session to which family, friends and faculty are invited. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: http://www.mskcc.org/research/human-oncology-pathogenesis/hopp-summer-student
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Open to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedially-related field.
A 10 week research program sponsored by The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sloankettering.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program
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.
A variety of training programs for high school, medical and graduate students. The Office of Diversity Programs (ODP) in Clinical Care, Research, and Training (ODP) sponsors and supports training programs for high school students, undergraduates, medical and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The programs are focused on increasing the diversity of researchers and professionals in oncology. For more information visit: http://www.mskcc.org/about/office-president/office-diversity-programs/training
Office of Faculty Development (OFD)
Open to undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and medical students to foster development of future faculty physicians and scientists.
Sponsors and supports training programs targeted to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and medical students to foster the development of future faculty physicians and scientists. We are particularly interested in encouraging women and underrepresented minority students to consider careers in oncology research and practice. To view all of the student programs through Office of Faculty Development, please visit: http://www.mskcc.org/about/office-president/office-faculty-development/student-programs