SCI Student Internship

Internship Opportunity

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI), one of only 49 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country, is seeking local Bay Area junior or senior undergraduate, or graduate student interns to assist with a Community Health Needs Assessment. This project aims to gather quantitative and qualitative information about the impact of cancer in our Bay Area communities. We hope to utilize this assessment to examine risk factors for cancer and identify issues for action, such as improving cancer screening rates. This process will be vital in the development of an action plan for the SCI and is an invaluable tool to engage and involve the public in solving problems related to cancer disparities that directly impact community members.  Our goal is to enable communities to contribute to the overall improvement of their health.



  • Direct hands-on experience working with research and program staff on research methods and analysis.
  • An introduction to community engagement and outreach.
  • Development of written and oral communication skills.
  • Various networking opportunities with a community of public health professionals and research scientists.


Our internships are offered on a quarterly or yearlong basis, beginning in January 2019. Internships are unpaid.


The SCI in located in Stanford, CA.


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Questions? email Pamela Ratliff:

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