Moffitt Cancer Center Accepting Applications for SPARK

January 25, 2012

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida, is accepting applications for the Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge. Internships are open to undergraduate students interested in biomedical science careers.

WHAT: SPARK is a research training program that provides outstanding undergraduates a summer opportunity to gain research experience. SPARK offers 10 weeks of intensive research study with some of the nation’s leading scientists at Moffitt. Students are selected to train with researchers in programs including Molecular Oncology; Immunology; Drug Discovery; Experimental Therapeutics; Risk Assessment, Detection and Intervention; Health Outcomes and Behavior; Integrated Mathematical Oncology; and Investigative Imaging. Selection is based on demonstrated interest in research through prior experience, a written essay and academic performance, along with recommendations from teachers or faculty members with preference given to advanced students.

A health screening and orientation process will also be required. There is no cost to the student and a $3,000 taxable stipend is provided. 

WHEN: Applications and documentation must be received by Feb. 15. Participation represents a 10-week, 40-hour-per-week commitment. Internships can be completed any 10 weeks between May 1 and Aug. 31. Students unable to make this commitment should not apply.

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

CONTACT: Visit, email or call Evelyn Rivera-Miranda at (813) 745-6767.


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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Pennsylvania and two in Puerto Rico. Moffitt is also 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.