Program Director: Dr. John Waterbor, UAB School of Public Health, Ryals Building 220F, Telephone 934-7146, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Coordinator: Judy Baker, UAB School of Public Health, Ryals 230B, Telephone 934-7128, email email@example.com
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CaRES is a summer internship program for UAB medical students and graduate students in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry and Nursing who wish to spend the summer following their first year of enrollment doing cancer research under the guidance of UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty. Incoming UAB medical students and public health students are also eligible. Each year, a few positions are allocated to qualified students from other universities.
High school students and undergraduates are not eligible to apply for CaRES internships unless they have been accepted by UAB as an incoming graduate or medical student. Accepted students must provide documentation of enrollment in a UAB graduate or medical program in order to be considered for CaRES support.
Our program is funded by the National Cancer Institute, and thus only American citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible. Minority students are encouraged to apply.
CaRES has been funded for 2005- 2009. We will support at least 40 interns each summer at a competitive hourly rate of $14.00. Work hours are to be negotiated with the faculty preceptors. Internships may last from 8 to 16 weeks, depending on the availability of the student, the preceptor’s wishes, and the demands of the project. The earliest starting date is approximately April 15 and the latest end date is approximately August 31.
Each January we solicit project descriptions from UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty members who wish to have an intern work with them and we post the project descriptions on this site. Each faculty member will indicate the ideal background (such as genetics, biochemistry, nutrition science, epidemiology, environmental sciences, health behavior, statistics) that the student should have in order to successfully complete his/her internship. Project descriptions will be posted on the CaRES web site beginning each January. Once specific project descriptions become available for review, it will be your responsibility to schedule interviews for any internship positions in which you have interest. Preceptors typically interview several students before making a decision. Once the preceptor has made a choice, he/she will contact the CaRES selection committee to request funding for you. You also must contact CaRES to accept the position offered to you. We will fund the first 40 students who are selected. Good luck!