Cancer Immunotherapy Internship Program (CIIP)



The purpose of this program is to support research education and training activities that: (a) Complement and enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's and state's Cancer Therapy and Immune Monitoring research needs; (b) Prepare and enhance the biomedical and clinical research workforce; (c) Help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in cancer immunotherapy, clinical Immunology, and basic research sciences; or (d) Foster a better understanding of cancer immunotherapy, clinical Immunology, and basic research sciences. This internship program supports undergraduate academic and research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in Cancer Immunotherapy and Immune Monitoring research.

Program HighlightsRUYES student pipette

• Site of activity- Rutgers Cancer Institute, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

• Opportunity to explore various careers in Cancer Immunotherapy, Immunology, Immune Monitoring and Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (IMFC-SR) management, and medicine

• Learn and apply the process of scientific research

• Hands-on experience performing experiments

• Be mentored by professional scientists, students, and faculty from Rutgers University

• Option to receive elective or research credit depending on home institution of applicant/intern (typically 3-6 credits)


• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals from affiliated institutions, submitting appropriate paperwork, will also be considered.

• Applicants must be New Jersey residents and enrolled part-time in an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate student.

• GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or all A's and B's in math and science

• At least one year of coursework in biology or other sciences

• Interest in a career in science or medicine

Background Check

Recruitment is contingent on your ability to successfully pass a background check, which is required for logical and physical access to Rutgers Cancer Institute facilities and systems. As part of the clearance process, you will be asked questions about various topics, including your citizenship, criminal history, and other personal information.

Application Procedure

Prospective candidates must email the below information to

• a curriculum vitae or resume,

• a list of coursework and grades (please note: we do not need a transcript at this time),

• a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for the two references.


The Rutgers Cancer Institute trainee program is highly competitive. A subset of candidates will receive invitations to interview virtually or in –person 4-6 weeks. Successful candidates will be informed of their selection in 6-8 weeks.