Published: Nov. 30, 2020

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a summer internship that is designed to provide biomedical research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  We would appreciate your help promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among students at the University of Colorado Boulder. I have attached an informational flyer that offers an overview of the program and a brief snapshot of important dates below, including how to apply.


About the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising-senior undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research.  Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project;
  • Attend weekly research seminars;
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school; and
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session.

The program will run from Monday, June 14Friday, August 13, 2021. An online application for the 2021 SURP is now available on the SURP website.


The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 8, 2021. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 15, 2021


While we are planning to hold an on-site experience in 2021, we are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and assessing the safest way for students and staff to conduct the program next summer.


Other Biomedical Research Internships

See a catalog of biomedical research internships offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students. 

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