Canary Center at Stanford Internship Program

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, we offer a paid and unpaid summer internship program. 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 15 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 11, 2016
Application due date: February 15, 2016 (late submissions will NOT be accepted)
Application review: March - April 2016
Internship Period: June 13 – August 19, 2016

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.

Please contact with questions.