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
Medicine, 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 www.MOFFITT.org/SPARK, email SPARK@Moffitt.org 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 MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.