NE Intern, Research

Job ID
Temporary Part-Time
Clinical Research Support Services


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The CRD Clinical Trials internship will provide an overview of clinical research operations by the assignment of specific tasks and the opportunity to shadow study staff and attend meetings, trainings, and symposia of interest. The intern will be assigned to a specific team that is conducting studies about a complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant.


Under close supervision and in collaboration with clinical research and data coordinators, the intern will

  • contact study subjects with reminders about study tasks and visits
  • prepare and deliver study lab kits
  • assist with the abstraction of data and entry into study-specific databases
  • assist with the preparation of study-related forms and obtain signatures
  • obtain medical records from external providers
  • file in electronic or paper-based folders research-related documentation


Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program 
  • Willingness to be flexible with work hours within a M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm workday

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interns may come from a variety of educational levels, however completion of at least 1 year of a bachelor’s degree program with an emphasis in science or health care is preferred
  • Good communication skills and an interest in learning
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Good literacy and organizational skills




The intern is expected to work at least 15 hours per week for the duration of six months. To gain the most from the experience, on-site work is greatly preferred though some remote work is acceptable with prior approval from the team.


This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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