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There’s no better beginning to a career in healthcare than at Memorial Sloan Kettering. From our world-renowned clinical research labs to our innovative technology teams, there is a pathway for you. We have entry-level jobs that allow you to learn the business from the ground up, gaining hands-on experience along the way.

If you’re a go-getter looking to learn and grow, you can build a future here at MSK. From our world-renowned clinical research laboratories to innovative technology teams to healthcare administration, there is a path for you here.

STUDENT & GRAD OPPORTUNITIES

Put your passion and talents to work

Start your healthcare career at one at a world-renowned cancer center. If you’re a go-getter ready to make a real difference, there are plenty of career and learning opportunities for you at MSK.
We have locations in New York City, New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island, with plenty of remote and hybrid job options.

At MSK, you’ll work alongside distinguished medical experts on clinical research, professional opportunities, and career paths in healthcare administration. If you’re not sure which direction is right for you, we have entry-level jobs that allow you to learn the business from the ground up, gaining hands-on experience along the way.

Care Coordinator 

Learn the ins and outs of healthcare while gaining valuable experience as a care coordinator. In this role, you’ll see that each physician practice session is well prepared, well organized, and fully utilized so that each patient’s visit meets their satisfaction.

Care coordinators are essential to the patient experience. They help orient patients and families to the office or facility, assist with patient flow between the waiting and clinical areas, and ensure medical records are available and complete before a patient’s visit.

Clinical Research Coordinator 

As a Clinical Research Coordinator, you’ll be actively involved in reviewing patient histories, collecting and computerizing information, and developing reports. Being a member of our multidisciplinary research team made up of doctors, nurses, and clinical support staff, you will contribute to a superior understanding of the care provided to patients. Research opportunities are available in Epidemiology, Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Surgery.

New Graduate Registered Nurses at MSK

Through our UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program, recent RN graduates are supported from the start of their careers at MSK. This evidence-based program gives our nurses the resources to achieve proficiency in their profession and gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care. Nurses develop effective decision-making abilities related to clinical judgment and performance and learn how to incorporate research-based evidence into their practice to advance safe, high-quality nursing care.  

The Nurse Residency Program helps nurses formulate individual development plans for career advancement while further strengthening their dedication to nursing as a career choice. In 2018, our graduate RN Residency Program achieved Accreditation with Distinction, the highest level of accreditation bestowed by the ANCC.

New Grad Nurses can begin their career working within various services, including Acute Care, Pediatrics, Peri-operative Services, and Ambulatory Care.  

Office Coordinator 

Our office coordinators are key contributors to our patient care. In this entry-level job, you’ll gain valuable experience as you build relationships with our patients and ensure the smooth running of their care. Responsibilities include screening calls, scheduling tests and appointments, updating electronic medical records, and coordinating with clinical staff.

PhD & MD/PhD Education 

The education of tomorrow’s scientific leaders is essential to our mission. That’s why we offer unique and comprehensive programs in the study of biomedical sciences and cancer management.
We have partnerships with prestigious universities such as Rockefeller University, Cornell University, and Weill Cornell Medical College that offer Ph.D. programs in chemical biology, computational biology and medicine, and the medical sciences.

MSK also partners with Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University to offer an MD/Ph.D. degree for aspiring physician-scientists.

Research Technician 

The Sloan Kettering Institute is the state-of-the-art laboratory research facility of MSK. Research technicians support the laboratory in completing assigned experiments and molecular biology experiments using standard recombinant DNA protocols, such as DNA isolation, cloning & sequencing, RNA isolation, Southern and Northern blotting, recombinant DNA library screening, PCR, and site-directed mutagenesis.

Volunteering 

Volunteers provide non-medical assistance that enhances the quality of life for patients and caregivers in the hospital. The scope of activities includes transporting patients, assisting with recreational activities, and helping in the Intensive Care Unit, Postanesthesia Care Unit, Surgical Day Hospital, and Urgent Care.

During the summer, the commitment for volunteers can be one to several days per week, depending on the needs of the areas where they serve. Opportunities are unpaid and exclude students working via an affiliation agreement with a university or college. Students seeking to fulfill community service requirements for school are welcome.

Care Coordinator 

Learn the ins and outs of healthcare while gaining valuable experience as a care coordinator. In this role, you’ll see that each physician practice session is well prepared, well organized, and fully utilized so that each patient’s visit meets their satisfaction.

Care coordinators are essential to the patient experience. They help orient patients and families to the office or facility, assist with patient flow between the waiting and clinical areas, and ensure medical records are available and complete before a patient’s visit.

Clinical Research Coordinator 

As a Clinical Research Coordinator, you’ll be actively involved in reviewing patient histories, collecting and computerizing information, and developing reports. Being a member of our multidisciplinary research team made up of doctors, nurses, and clinical support staff, you will contribute to a superior understanding of the care provided to patients. Research opportunities are available in Epidemiology, Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Surgery.

New Graduate Registered Nurses at MSK

Through our UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program, recent RN graduates are supported from the start of their careers at MSK. This evidence-based program gives our nurses the resources to achieve proficiency in their profession and gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care. Nurses develop effective decision-making abilities related to clinical judgment and performance and learn how to incorporate research-based evidence into their practice to advance safe, high-quality nursing care.  

The Nurse Residency Program helps nurses formulate individual development plans for career advancement while further strengthening their dedication to nursing as a career choice. In 2018, our graduate RN Residency Program achieved Accreditation with Distinction, the highest level of accreditation bestowed by the ANCC.

New Grad Nurses can begin their career working within various services, including Acute Care, Pediatrics, Peri-operative Services, and Ambulatory Care.  

Office Coordinator 

Our office coordinators are key contributors to our patient care. In this entry-level job, you’ll gain valuable experience as you build relationships with our patients and ensure the smooth running of their care. Responsibilities include screening calls, scheduling tests and appointments, updating electronic medical records, and coordinating with clinical staff.

PhD & MD/PhD Education 

The education of tomorrow’s scientific leaders is essential to our mission. That’s why we offer unique and comprehensive programs in the study of biomedical sciences and cancer management.
We have partnerships with prestigious universities such as Rockefeller University, Cornell University, and Weill Cornell Medical College that offer Ph.D. programs in chemical biology, computational biology and medicine, and the medical sciences.

MSK also partners with Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University to offer an MD/Ph.D. degree for aspiring physician-scientists.

Research Technician 

The Sloan Kettering Institute is the state-of-the-art laboratory research facility of MSK. Research technicians support the laboratory in completing assigned experiments and molecular biology experiments using standard recombinant DNA protocols, such as DNA isolation, cloning & sequencing, RNA isolation, Southern and Northern blotting, recombinant DNA library screening, PCR, and site-directed mutagenesis.

Volunteering 

Volunteers provide non-medical assistance that enhances the quality of life for patients and caregivers in the hospital. The scope of activities includes transporting patients, assisting with recreational activities, and helping in the Intensive Care Unit, Postanesthesia Care Unit, Surgical Day Hospital, and Urgent Care.

During the summer, the commitment for volunteers can be one to several days per week, depending on the needs of the areas where they serve. Opportunities are unpaid and exclude students working via an affiliation agreement with a university or college. Students seeking to fulfill community service requirements for school are welcome.

SUMMER PROGRAMS & INTERNSHIPS

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We are committed to training and evolving tomorrow's healthcare leaders. Participate in one of our several student programs and get started on your journey to becoming part of one of the best teams fighting against cancer. Join our student talent community to be informed of application dates and deadlines

Bench Research Internship Program 

We started this program to provide laboratory-based scientific research experience to high school and undergraduate students who are actively pursuing a degree-granting course of study. The internship is intended for a short period of time (during the summer or as independent study during the school year) for those who are not enrolled in another formal summer internship program at MSK. 

Clinical Assistance Program (Nursing) 

Sponsored by the Nursing Department, this program provides nursing students with full-time employment for ten weeks to gain clinical experience.  

You’ll need to be enrolled in a bachelor’s of nursing science program, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher; completion of two clinical semesters, with at least one medical or surgical semester; transcripts; two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors; and basic cardiac life support certification. 

Clinical Oncology Open Learning Scholars Program 

The Clinical Oncology Open Learning (COOL) Scholars Program is a six-week clinical observation summer program designed to support female undergraduate and medical students who are considering careers as cancer doctors. The COOL Scholars Program is open only to students at Stony Brook University (for MSK Commack and MSK Hauppauge), New York Medical College (MSK Westchester), Monmouth University (MSK Monmouth), and Rutgers University (MSK Basking Ridge). Students from these institutions may contact ofd@mskcc.org for more information. 

Healthcare Administration Support Internship 

Sponsored by Ambulatory Care, this program gives students full-time employment as an office coordinator or care coordinator for 12 weeks. The annual application period for the Summer Healthcare Administration Support Internship begins the first two weeks in February.  

You’ll need to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and have a strong interest in a career in healthcare or hospital administration. You must also be detail and team-oriented and possess strong computer, communication, and customer service skills. It would be ideal for you if you’re going into your senior year of college. 

Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program 

This is an eight-week intensive summer program involving mentored research and extracurricular events, such as luncheons and tours. The Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program educates high school students about translational research and accepts students who are knowledgeable, self-motivated, and passionate about science. You’ll graduate the program by completing your research projects and participating in an end-of-summer poster session to which family, friends, and faculty are invited.  

Digital, Tech & Informatics Internship Program 

Collaborate with our exceptional healthcare exceptional digital, tech & informatics teams during a full-time 11-week paid internship program in New York City and New Jersey. We’re looking for enthusiastic, high-energy problem solvers who are eager to gain experience and tackle challenges. 

This internship includes: 

  • Information technology 
  • Information security 
  • Systems programming 
  • Web and application development 
  • High-performance cloud computing 
  • Data hosting and strategy solution 
  • Network engineering, desktop support, and server and storage 

 

You should be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, preferably entering junior or senior year, and majoring in management information systems, computer science, mathematics, software engineering, telecommunications, or another information technology–related field. 

Office of Faculty Development 

The Office of Faculty Development sponsors and supports training programs targeting undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and medical students to foster the development of future faculty doctors and scientists. We’re particularly interested in encouraging women and underrepresented minority students to consider careers in oncology research and practice. 

Partnership Undergraduate Research Training 

The City College of New York–MSK partnership offers the Partnership Undergraduate Research Training (PURT) program to prepare undergraduate students for laboratory positions and graduate work. The program’s goals are to implement joint education and training opportunities between the institutions, to engage minority students at all levels of their academic careers in cancer research, and to support their career development. 

Trainees compete for a summer research placement based on their academic performance and recommendation letters. They are required to take a course on ethics in biomedicine and research and to present their work at national and local meetings. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program 

This popular ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is sponsored by the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in careers in biomedical science. Students enrolled in SURP (typical class size is 24) conduct guided research in an MSK lab and participate in a program of journal clubs, seminars, and preparatory and career workshops. 

Bench Research Internship Program 

We started this program to provide laboratory-based scientific research experience to high school and undergraduate students who are actively pursuing a degree-granting course of study. The internship is intended for a short period of time (during the summer or as independent study during the school year) for those who are not enrolled in another formal summer internship program at MSK. 

Clinical Assistance Program (Nursing) 

Sponsored by the Nursing Department, this program provides nursing students with full-time employment for ten weeks to gain clinical experience.  

You’ll need to be enrolled in a bachelor’s of nursing science program, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher; completion of two clinical semesters, with at least one medical or surgical semester; transcripts; two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors; and basic cardiac life support certification. 

Clinical Oncology Open Learning Scholars Program 

The Clinical Oncology Open Learning (COOL) Scholars Program is a six-week clinical observation summer program designed to support female undergraduate and medical students who are considering careers as cancer doctors. The COOL Scholars Program is open only to students at Stony Brook University (for MSK Commack and MSK Hauppauge), New York Medical College (MSK Westchester), Monmouth University (MSK Monmouth), and Rutgers University (MSK Basking Ridge). Students from these institutions may contact ofd@mskcc.org for more information. 

Healthcare Administration Support Internship 

Sponsored by Ambulatory Care, this program gives students full-time employment as an office coordinator or care coordinator for 12 weeks. The annual application period for the Summer Healthcare Administration Support Internship begins the first two weeks in February.  

You’ll need to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and have a strong interest in a career in healthcare or hospital administration. You must also be detail and team-oriented and possess strong computer, communication, and customer service skills. It would be ideal for you if you’re going into your senior year of college. 

Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program 

This is an eight-week intensive summer program involving mentored research and extracurricular events, such as luncheons and tours. The Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program educates high school students about translational research and accepts students who are knowledgeable, self-motivated, and passionate about science. You’ll graduate the program by completing your research projects and participating in an end-of-summer poster session to which family, friends, and faculty are invited.  

Digital, Tech & Informatics Internship Program 

Collaborate with our exceptional healthcare exceptional digital, tech & informatics teams during a full-time 11-week paid internship program in New York City and New Jersey. We’re looking for enthusiastic, high-energy problem solvers who are eager to gain experience and tackle challenges. 

This internship includes: 

  • Information technology 
  • Information security 
  • Systems programming 
  • Web and application development 
  • High-performance cloud computing 
  • Data hosting and strategy solution 
  • Network engineering, desktop support, and server and storage 

 

You should be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, preferably entering junior or senior year, and majoring in management information systems, computer science, mathematics, software engineering, telecommunications, or another information technology–related field. 

Office of Faculty Development 

The Office of Faculty Development sponsors and supports training programs targeting undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and medical students to foster the development of future faculty doctors and scientists. We’re particularly interested in encouraging women and underrepresented minority students to consider careers in oncology research and practice. 

Partnership Undergraduate Research Training 

The City College of New York–MSK partnership offers the Partnership Undergraduate Research Training (PURT) program to prepare undergraduate students for laboratory positions and graduate work. The program’s goals are to implement joint education and training opportunities between the institutions, to engage minority students at all levels of their academic careers in cancer research, and to support their career development. 

Trainees compete for a summer research placement based on their academic performance and recommendation letters. They are required to take a course on ethics in biomedicine and research and to present their work at national and local meetings. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program 

This popular ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is sponsored by the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in careers in biomedical science. Students enrolled in SURP (typical class size is 24) conduct guided research in an MSK lab and participate in a program of journal clubs, seminars, and preparatory and career workshops. 

Learning & Development

Develop your professional skills

Throughout your time at MSK you’ll have an opportunity to participate in professional development workshops, and learn from MSK leaders in a student-only seminar series.  

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