Moffitt Cancer Center Introduces College Students to a Summer of Research

February 02, 2010

Tampa, FLMoffitt Cancer Center is accepting applications for the Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK). The ten-week research training program provides outstanding college undergraduates a summer opportunity to gain research experience.

Twenty students are selected to work with researchers in various programs including: Molecular Oncology; Immunology; Drug Discovery: Experimental Therapeutics; Risk Assessment, Detection and Intervention; and Health Outcomes and Behavior. Selection is based on demonstrated interest in research through prior experience, a written essay and academic performance, along with recommendations from teachers or faculty.

Internships can be completed during any ten-week period between May 1 and August 30 this year. A complete screening process and orientation will also be required. There is no cost to the student and a stipend of $3,000 is provided.

Applications and program information are available at SPARK on the Moffitt Web site. Questions can be sent to the program’s email: For more information, contact Evelyn Rivera-Miranda at (813) 7456767. Completed applications and documentation must be received no later than February 15, 2010.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.