Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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.

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.

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.

5. Is this a paid internship?

Yes, interns receive a stipend of $6,500 for the summer paid on a bi-weekly basis.

6. How many slots are available for this program?

The program enrolls up to 10 interns per summer.

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 4 per room and by gender.

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.

9. Does the program cover travel costs?

No, the program does not cover travel costs.

More Frequently Asked Questions

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Application Process FAQ