Moffitt Seeks College Interns for Summer Research Training Program

January 14, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center is accepting applications for the 2011 Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK). SPARK is a 10-week research training program that provides outstanding college undergraduates an 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 10 weeks between May 1and August 30.  A complete screening process and orientation will also be required.  Interns receive a $3,000 stipend.

Questions can be sent via e-mail to  For more information, contact Evelyn Rivera-Miranda, (813) 745-6767. Completed applications and documentation must be received no later than February 15.

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.