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Predoctoral Training

Learn from the experts. Launch your career. Make a difference.

At St. Jude, we are dedicated to training and nurturing the next generation of extraordinary scientists and clinicians. Your predoctoral training experience at St. Jude will give you front-line access to world-class experts in pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases.

Our researchers and clinicians value the contributions of the passionate students and interns who come here to learn, conduct research and launch their careers. A superb multidisciplinary environment, state-of-the-art resources and career development opportunities help you make the most of your experience.


Graduate Students

PhD and Master’s students can pursue exceptional science in a close-knit, collaborative community with thesis research or internships at St. Jude.

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Medical Students

Third- and fourth-year medical students can build their expertise with clinical rotations and electives in a wide range of specialty areas.

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Pediatric Oncology Education Internship

Our renowned Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program offers funded internships in laboratory or clinical research for some of the country’s top undergraduate, medical, and graduate students.

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Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students can take advantage of summer internships, year-round research opportunities and mentorship at St. Jude.

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Predoctoral Psychology interns

We offer a pediatric track as part of the APA-accredited University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium (UTPPIC) as well as 16-week major and minor rotations through UTPPIC. 

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Nursing Students

Nursing students can gain hands-on experience and mentorship in pediatric oncology nursing with an externship at St. Jude.   

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Other education & training opportunities at St. Jude