Summer Research Internship Program 2016 at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center

The James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville is pleased to announce that they will again offer the Summer Research Internship Program, which is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in Louisville and the Jefferson County Metro area.  This year the program will accept up-to fifteen high school students and for an 8-week research internship (Monday, June 13 through Friday, August 5).

The goal of the program is to afford students an opportunity to obtain hands-on wet-lab or computer-driven research experience through working with James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC) faculty in their research laboratories.  Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week to working in the research lab for the entire 8-week period of the program.

A seminar series – organized specifically for this group – will be held at noon each Tuesday during the program.  Speakers, primarily from the research faculty at UofL, will discuss their current cutting-edge research projects or, in some cases, the hottest topics in cancer research today.  Interns also are welcome to attend the regular departmental, programmatic and JGBCC seminar series.

At the end of the 8-week period, interns will prepare posters of their research results for presentation at a special poster session organized for the last Thursday of the program, as well as at the Annual James Graham Brown Cancer Center Retreat, and at Research!Louisville – the annual celebration of research at the University of Louisville, both in the fall.  Previous interns have gone on to local, state and national science fairs (many have won), a number have presented their work at national scientific meetings, and some are co-authors on scientific publications resulting from their work.

There will be no stipends for the interns this year.  The remaining program is funded by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, which will provide modest funds for intern supplies.

If you are a current high school student who is interested in science and in participating in this program, please complete an application:

(1) application form and essay (HSSRIPap), (2) consent form (HSSRIPconsent), and (3) letter of recommendation from your primary science teacher;


Please send your application materials to arrive by Monday March 30 to Diane Konzen, Summer Research Program Director, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 529 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

Please direct any questions you may have to Diane Konzen at

Decisions will be announced by May 1.