• Intern, Research

    Job ID
    Temporary Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites undergraduate students to apply to the 2020 Vaccine and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Program (VIDUP).  The internship is designed to give students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a world-renowned research institution and explore the diverse areas of infectious disease research under the guidance of an experienced scientific mentor. There is opportunity for interning in areas such as Biostatistics, Math-Modeling, and Laboratory Research. Selected students will support an ongoing research program and have access to faculty mentorship and resources for career development.

    • Candidates must be available to participate in the internship between March 2, 2020 to June 26, 2020.  The dates of the internship will be determined by the intern and mentor after selection.
    • The weekly schedule ranges from 10-20 hours, depending on the individual needs of the applicant and their assigned mentor.



    • Flexible schedule
    • Professional career development assistance
    • Faculty mentorship


    A cover letter with your application detailing your interest in this position is required. 


    To be considered for VIDUP, applicants must:

    • Be a United States Citizen or eligible to work in the United States
    • Be 18 years of age or older
    • Be actively enrolled in a two or four-year college or university
    • Have a strong academic background with a scientific focus


    We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. Please include a cover letter with your application detailing your interest in this position (Required). Please note the job ID in the cover letter title.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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