Press Releases | 2014

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Moffitt Cancer Center Seeks Motivated Undergraduates for Cancer Research Internships

Jan 09, 2014

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated
                        Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, is accepting applications for the

                        Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge
, or SPARK. Internships
                        are offered to undergraduate students who have an interest in cancer research.

WHAT:           SPARK is a 10-week research training program that provides outstanding undergraduates
                       a summer internship under the guidance of Moffitt scientists. Selected students are
                       assigned a mentor and gain research experience through a variety of programs including

                       Cancer Biology and Evolution
, Cancer Epidemiology, Chemical Biology and Molecular
, Health Outcomes and Behavior, and Immunology. Selection is based on 
                       relevant experience, a written essay and academic performance, as well as
                       recommendations from teachers or faculty members.
A health screening and orientation
                       process is required. There is no cost to the student, and a taxable stipend is provided.

WHEN:           Application materials must be received by Feb. 15. Participants commit to a 10-week, 40
                        hours-per-week program to be completed anytime between May 1 and Aug. 31.

WHERE:        Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL 33612

CONTACT:    Visit, email or call Evelyn Rivera-Miranda at

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41
National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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