High School & College Programs

Training and education are mainstays of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s mission. As early as 1927, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.— who, along with his father, founded the hospital that became Memorial Sloan Kettering — established the first fellowship programs to train doctors, scientists, and nurses. Our commitment to training the next generation of cancer scientists remains strong as ever, and we offer several exciting summer opportunities for high school and college students interested in biomedical sciences.

For high school students interested in biomedical research, we offer a eight-week summer internship program set in one of the busy laboratories of our Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program. Students learn how to conduct independent research and are invited to participate in a number of extracurricular events so they can truly immerse themselves in the world of translational medicine and research.

College students can take advantage of our Summer Undergraduate Research Program, better known as SURP, sponsored by the Gerstern Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During this ten-week program, students get hands-on experience in the laboratories of GSK faculty, they can attend journal clubs and lectures as well as workshops designed to hone their presentation skills. A $4,000 stipend is also included.