The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center has hosted a summer undergraduate cancer research program for nearly 20 years.  We are excited to continue this successful program in the summer of 2024. 

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications from interested undergraduates. Applications are open November 1, 2023 until February 1, 2024. 

Applicants must be US Citizens/Permanent residents.  Undergraduates must be in biomedical sciences or related degree field.  Those in a bachelor's degree program should be in their sophomore or junior year when applying.  For those in an associate's degree program, preference is given to those in their sophomore year or completing their degree when applying. As a stipulation of our funding sources, preference is given to undergraduates from populations historically marginalized in science (NIH definition). 

These internships are designed to provide an outstanding atmosphere for training in medical research.  The mentors are faculty members of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and come from 17 departments and 6 colleges at the University of Iowa.

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Program Alumni since 2006

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Program alumni continue with science education and careers

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Weeks of instruction and research experience

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center joins the ranks of the nation's premier cancer centers in our research mission to eliminate the burden of cancer.

For nearly every cancer type, the treatment received today shows the fruits of time-tested research. Our comprehensive approach to cancer assures that patient care will be among the most up-to-date treatments.

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Graduate students discuss lab results

Graduate Education

Graduate students at University of Iowa will provide near peer mentorship to CROI interns.

Learn about graduate program opportunities

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Iowa City Community

Iowa City is a quintessential college town that combines a world-renowned educational and biomedical research institution with a welcoming and affordable community surrounded by the rolling hills, forests, and rivers of Eastern Iowa.

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Virtual Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
Intro to Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The Intro to Mindfulness program… Is taught in four weekly 75-minute classes (a brief model to accommodate busy student schedules) Is structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes of mindfulness practice Is taught in small groups Register here: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs...
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Virtual Intuitive Eating Workshop

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Intuitive Eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body. It is based on 10 basic principles that invite you to a world of satisfying eating and a sense of freedom from dieting. The four-week workshop is free for students and will provide education, activities, practice, and support to improve your food and body image awareness. Register for the spring workshop starting on Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m.
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Virtual Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
Intro to Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The Intro to Mindfulness program… Is taught in four weekly 75-minute classes (a brief model to accommodate busy student schedules) Is structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes of mindfulness practice Is taught in small groups Register here: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs...