Canary CREST

Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST)

The Canary Center at Stanford is a research center dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of our efforts to train the next generation of scientists. Canary Center interns will work in faculty labs for a 10-week internship in our state-of-the-art research facility. Each participant will be matched with a faculty, postdoctoral scholar, or senior scientist mentor who will help them craft a research project. The successful applicant can expect to work in a dynamic lab environment on challenging projects that involve a broad range of research techniques. The program also includes a series of weekly seminars on early cancer detection research, conducting scientific research, careers in science and the chance to interact with other interns. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks or posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty and lab mentors.  

Internship Eligibility

All participants in the internship program must agree to the following eligibility requirements and program expectations:

  • Time Commitment
    • Interns must participate in the internship for the entire 10-week internship.
    • Interns commit to being in the lab at least 8 hours per day, 5 days per week for the entire internship period.
  • Eligible interns are over 16 years of age at the start of the internship and either full-time high school or undergraduate students.
  • Students must live locally or find housing independently; no stipend or housing assistance is provided with this internship.

Key Dates

Application open date: January 9, 2017
Application due date: February 17, 2017 (late submissions will NOT be accepted)
Application review: March - April 2017
Internship Period: June 12 – August 18, 2017

Internship Application

Candidates should complete the online application at Only applications submitted online via this page will be accepted. Documents submitted via regular mail or e-mail will NOT be accepted.

The online application will require submission of the following information:

  • Candidate’s academic work (e.g., GPA, courses, course-associated laboratories, prior research experience, computer skills)
  • A current transcript
  • An essay that describes an applicant’s interest for participating in this program (5,000 characters)
  • A two page resume
  • Names and contact information of individuals who can provide a letter of recommendation (NOTE: Letters are NOT required at the time of submission of the application).


Please contact with questions.