Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is the purpose of the Engineering Summer program?

This 10-week program is designed to bring outstanding engineering, physical sciences and computational biology undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of engineering and biomedicine for a research experience on the Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Weill Cornell Medicine campuses.

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2. What will ESP interns do?

ESP interns will adapt their engineering 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 journal clubs, scientific and professional development seminars. At the end of the 10-week program, the ESP intern will present a poster on their project.

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3. Is the summer program limited to specific majors?

Those who have completed college-level engineering, physical sciences or computer science courses, have some hands-on experience with engineering/computational or lab work and have an interest in application of engineering to biological problem in the laboratory/clinic are invited to apply to ESP. We are most interested in those who would like to pursue graduate work in biomedical or chemical engineering.

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4. Where is the internship located?

Interns will be hosted on site in one of the faculty labs listed on the ESP website (MSK or Weill Cornell) in New York City.

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5. Is this a paid internship?

Yes, interns will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the summer paid on a bi-weekly basis.

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6. How many slots are available for this program?

The program enrolls up to 10 interns per summer.

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7. Is summer housing provided?

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.

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8. What amenities are included in housing?

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.

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9. Does the program cover travel costs?

No, the program does not cover travel costs.


More Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility FAQ

Application Process FAQ

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