2022 Summer Intern Program
, by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.
DCEG welcomed 36 summer interns hailing from 12 states and the District of Columbia. For the first time, the program was hybrid, allowing some to participate virtually while others came in person to NCI Shady Grove. Support was provided by Diane Wigfield, program manager in the Office of Education, the NCI Training Directors, and 49 DCEG staff, including investigators, staff scientists, and trainees, who served as mentors.
Every branch and the Trans-Divisional Research Program hosted interns. In addition to conducting research, the interns benefited from activities including:
- Cancer Health Disparities Journal Club, run by Camryn Cohen, B.S., and Summer Harvey, M.P.H.
- ‘Epidemiology 101’ taught by Jim Mai, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Omonefe Omofuma, Ph.D., M.S., Fangyu Li, M.S., Batel Blechter, Ph.D., M.A., Elisa Pasqual, M.D., Ph.D., Joshua R. Freeman, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Brittany Lord, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.
- LTG Summer Session, an eight-week course organized by Francine S. Baker, M.S., Kaitlin Forsythe, B.S.A., and Timothy Ring, B.S.
- NIH Summer Intern Poster Event where many interns presented abstracts
In addition, they enjoyed career development opportunities and social activities including:
- Young Investigator Panel including Rachel Hendricks, B.S., Sairah Khan, M.P.H., Dr. Jessica Gorzelitz, and Dr. Blechter
- Poster design workshop delivered by Maura Kate Costello on the Communications Team
- Pizza party and ice cream social organized by Ms. Hendricks, and Jaimie Z. Shing, Ph.D., M.P.H.
How to Become a Summer Intern
Applications for the 2023 summer intern program will be accepted from mid-November 2022 through March 1, 2023.
If you are interested, explore the DCEG website to learn more about our research.