Moffitt Cancer Center Seeking Applications for Summer Research Internship

January 14, 2013

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 open to undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in biomedical science.

WHAT:           SPARK provides 10 weeks of intensive research training under the guidance of experienced Moffitt scientists. Twenty 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; Biostatistics; Bioinformatics; and Investigative Imaging. Selection is based on demonstrated interest in research (through prior experience), a written essay, academics and letters of recommendation. There is no cost to the student, and a stipend is provided.

WHEN:           Applications are due Feb. 15. Internships can be completed any 10 weeks between May 1 and Aug. 31. Participation represents a 10-week, 40 hour-per-week commitment. Students unable to make this commitment should not apply. A health screening and orientation process will also be required.

WHERE:        Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa

CONTACT:      Call Evelyn Rivera-Miranda at 813-745-6767, or email

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. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. 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.