- What is the purpose of the Computational Biology Summer Program?
- What will CBSP interns do?
- Is the summer program limited to specific majors?
- Where is the internship located?
- Is this a paid internship?
- How many slots are available for this program?
- Is summer housing provided?
- What amenities are included in housing?
- Does the program cover travel costs?
This 10-week program is designed to bring outstanding computer science/applied math undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of computer science and biomedicine for a research experience on the MSK, Weill Cornell, and Rockefeller campuses.
CBSP interns will adapt their computer science skills to answer biomedically-focused research questions in cutting edge laboratories. Each intern will have an independent project and will work with an assigned lab faculty/mentor. In addition to working in the lab, interns will attend didactic classes, journal clubs, scientific and professional development seminars. At the end of the 10-week program, the CBSP intern will present a poster on their project.
No, Those who have completed college-level computer science courses (C/C++, Perl, Python, R or other languages), are prioritized. We welcome candidates that have taken some courses in general biology and/or chemistry (preferred but not required) and have an interest in the application of computational techniques to biological problems. We are most interested in those who would like to pursue graduate work in computational biology.
Interns will be hosted on site in one of the tri-I faculty labs listed on the CBSP website (MSK, Weill Cornell or Rockefeller) in New York City.
Yes, interns receive a stipend of $6,000 for the summer paid on a bi-weekly basis. A small number of interns may be able to stay longer than 10 weeks, but housing would not be available for a longer duration.
The program enrolls 15 interns per summer.
Yes, summer (dormitory) housing is provided for free to any who need it. Interns will be paired in groups of 2 per room and by gender.
The assigned space consists of a twin-size bed, a dresser, a desk, and closet space. All apartments have two bedrooms, each suite has a kitchenette which contains a microwave, electric stove-top burners, sink, cabinets, a large refrigerator and private bathroom (Utilities and Wi-Fi included). Dishes, utensils and cooking supplies are not provided.
Yes. For those CBSP interns arriving from out-of-state, the program will reimburse travel costs. The CBSP is sponsored by an NCI grant to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1 R25 CA233208-01).