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2023 Summer Intern Program

, by Dominiqua Griffin, Ph.D.

2023 summer intern in a suit stand at poster to explain his research to three listeners gathered around him.

In the summer of 2023, 30 interns hailing from 12 states and the District of Columbia, came to do research in every branch and the Trans-Divisional Research Program. In addition, the program returned to being fully in-person, and programming was offered in a hybrid model. While the main focus of the internship program was for interns to conduct research with their mentors and submit final projects, the interns had various opportunities to network and develop the tools necessary to advance their careers. These included:  

In addition, they enjoyed career development opportunities and social activities including:  

Coordination of the summer internship program and support were provided by Dr. Dominiqua Griffin and Diane Wigfield, staff in the Office of Education, the NCI Training Directors, and 35 DCEG staff, including branch directors, investigators, staff scientists, trainees, and a contractor, who served as mentors.   

How to Become a Summer Intern  

Applications for the NIH summer internship program are typically accepted starting in mid-November each year. Our Summer Internships page lists application due dates and eligibility.

NCI values diversity and particularly encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the cancer research workforce, for example those from the groups listed in the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031). We want your unique voice to contribute to the depth and breadth of scientific research in DCEG. 

Read more about how to become a summer intern.  

Explore the DCEG website to learn more about our research.  

Over 30 summer Interns from 2023 standing together for a group photo
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