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UNC Lineberger and NCCU Building Oncology Workforce (BOW) Summer Internship

UNC Lineberger and North Carolina Central University invites NCCU students who self-identify as black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to participate in a ten-week summer internship program that provides education and first-hand experience in the broadness of cancer and oncology careers.

  • This program will take place over two summers with mentoring activities and courageous dialogues taking place during the school year in between summers.
  • The internship will have both virtual and in-person opportunities.
  • The program is designed for rising sophomores and junior STEM majors at NCCU.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents and international students who are matriculated at NCCU may apply.

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is a cancer research and treatment center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Serving patients at the N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital, UNC Lineberger is the only public comprehensive cancer center in the state of North Carolina.

This summer internship provides the opportunity for experiential and didactic learning in clinical research and oncology careers through division meetings, journal clubs, webinars, guest presentations, and shadowing opportunities. Interns will complete a summer capstone project under the supervision of their summer mentor(s).

Questions? Please email Program Coordinator Barbara Austin at barbara_austin@med.unc.edu

Location: Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Second Cohort Session Dates: May 15-July 28, 2023 (10 weeks total)

Application Deadline for Second Cohort: March 1, 2023

Stipend: $5,000 + parking allowance each summer + summer housing


First Cohort

In July 2021, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center members launched the Building Oncology Workforce (BOW) Internship in collaboration with North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

Five NCCU students were invited to participate in this summer’s inaugural session. Kaitlann Clanton, Imani Davis, Arianna Delts, Chrystal Feliz-Guzman, and Cristian Rodriguez each spent ten weeks at UNC Lineberger gaining first-hand experience in interdisciplinary cancer research and developing their knowledge of the broadness of oncology careers.

Read summer 2022 session recap


Application for Second Cohort (Summer 2023/2024)

Applications for the second cohort of BOW internship (first session beginning May 15, 2023) are now open. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023.

Please submit an application here: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8nSHUAyVSMjhIEK

Join the program faculty for an informational session on one of the dates below. Use this link to join each session: https://zoom.us/j/99586225497?pwd=N0RVWXZUcjU4bElhcHBHWnBSRWwxdz09

  • January 30th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • February 3rd, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • February 8th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • February 9th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm