Educational Opportunities

Contact: Beverly Torok-Storb
Contact phone: (206) 667-4549

CCEH supports a summer internship program at Fred Hutch, for diversity targeted high school students and offers short-term on-sight training opportunities for NIDDK-funded trainees from anywhere in the US.

High School Research Internship for Diversity Targeted Students

High school students are welcome to apply for an 8 week, paid summer research internship at Fred Hutch. The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Selected Interns will spend 1 week in training. This includes hands-on training in laboratory safety techniques and skills in our Training Lab, a designated safe lab for minors. Selected Interns will be assigned in pairs to mentors in one of our five major divisions: Basic Science, Human Biology, Clinical Research, Public Health Sciences, and Vaccine and Infectious Disease. Interns will then work over the remaining 7 weeks on a specific project outlined by their mentor.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have completed 11th grade by the beginning of the internship.
  • Strong scientific interest and academic background.
  • Cover letter, transcripts, and two teacher recommendation letters.
  • Ability to participate in an on-campus interview with one or more faculty members.
  • Be available for the entire duration of the 8-week program.
  • Students from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, persons with disabilities, and persons raised in economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted Feb 1 - March 31. Complete the application. Be sure to include contact information for your recommenders and to attach your cover letter and transcripts. Incomplete applications, including those that do not receive recommendation letters, will not be considered.

For useful tips on how to submit a successful application, please visit the Tips for Submitting a Quality Application High School page.

For questions about the program or application process, please contact: Liza Ray at 206-667-3043.