St. Jude has opportunities for selected undergraduate students in both international and domestic educational programs to study under the direction of a faculty mentor. These can be either established programs or an individual program of study.
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program offers funded predoctoral internships in laboratory or clinical research for some of the country’s top students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health. A primary goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Trainees are matched with a faculty mentor who shares their research interests, and attend a core lecture series designed specifically for them, as well as other weekly St. Jude conferences.
Experiential Learning Internships
We believe in the power of learning by doing. Our experiential learning internships offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to perform hands-on research at St. Jude in an environment that is structured to support our interns’ learning goals. Interns gain experience, reflect on what they’ve learned and apply new knowledge and skills throughout their internship experience. Along the way, faculty advisors work closely with each intern and provide reviews and assessments to help identify opportunities for further growth.
International undergraduate students come from institutions outside of the U.S. and perform their research at St. Jude under the guidance of a St. Jude faculty mentor. Degrees are granted by the scholar’s home institution. Students must have already been formally accepted into a program and must adhere to the regulations and requirements of that program.
Rhodes and St. Jude work together to offer qualified students an intensive research experience that matches students and faculty scientists to work together over a period of two summers and intervening academic year. Through this experience, students become fully engaged in the scientific community at a world-class clinical and research facility. Students work on independent research projects, participate in lectures, group meetings, and onsite discussions, and present their work at local, national, and international venues. Many of the Rhodes students go on to pursue advanced degrees in medical, scientific, or other professional fields as a result of their experience at St. Jude. See student profiles at the bottom of the page.
For more information, visit Rhodes College website.
University of Bath Research Internships
The University of Bath is one of two sponsored foreign educational programs that affiliate with St. Jude. Students complete research internships at St. Jude over a year’s time. In return, students earn academic credit, a research stipend, and internship experience.