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Gates Center Summer Internship Program

The Gates Center Summer Internship Program (GSIP) encourages outstanding undergraduates to consider careers in biomedical research in an academic or industry setting by providing state-of-the-art training opportunities at the Gates Center.


Important Dates:

Applications due:

February 12, 2018

Applicants will be contacted:

Week of March 12, 2018

Start of internship: 

June 1, 2018

End of internship and presentations: 

August 10, 2018



Application Information

A committee of Gates Center faculty will select highly qualified undergraduates to work full-time for 10 weeks from June 1 to August 10, 2018 in laboratories located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Applicants will be contacted by email starting the week of March 12, 2018. Applicants will have seven days to accept the internship offer and will be asked to sign a letter of acceptance agreeing to complete the program requirements. Please note that GSIP is a full-time training program that spans 10 weeks. Therefore, fellows may not combine their research work with any other daytime commitments.

Eligibility and Requirements

All undergraduate students that are in a science related major, including former GSIP interns and 2018 graduates, are eligible to apply.

Interns are required to attend orientation, weekly lectures given by Gates Center researchers, and a field trip to the newly established Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. They must also present their work at the end of the internship at the poster session.

Any publications, patents, posters, talks or projects that result from an intern's participation in GSIP must credit the program by including the funding acknowledgement.


The application deadline for summer 2018 is February 12th.

1.   Complete the online GSIP Application.

2.   Arrange to have two letters of recommendation (at least one from a science teacher/lecturer from a course completed by the applicant).

·        Specify the names of two recommenders who are willing to recommend you. The recommender will have to attach their letter through the unique link that will be sent to them.

Stipend, Parking, and Housing

Interns will be paid a stipend of $3,600 in three installments via direct deposit.


Discounted parking will be available.


The training program does not provide housing. Please view; and for a list of housing options. We encourage interns to explore co-housing with classmates via our GSIP Facebook page.


Financial Aid

GSIP is offering two fully funded summer training positions that include lodging, transport and food for highly qualified undergraduates from Colorado who are in financial need.  In evaluating need, GSIP will first look for students who currently receive Pell Grants or other federal financial aid. To apply for these two opportunities, please fill the regular GSIP application and the financial aid form (Coming Soon!).


Program and Activities

All GSIP interns will have the opportunity to participate in various activities throughout the summer:

1.     Biweekly Career Development and Scientific Lecture series: Career Development lectures will cover a variety of topics that include scientific writing, diversity matters, research ethics, graduate and medical school career choices and strategies. The scientific lectures will cover current research and discoveries in cancer, ophthalmology, orthopedics, stem cell and regenerative medicine.

2.     Career Development Lunch series: The Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Inclusion and Outreach in conjunction with the CCTSI Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers a Career Development Lunch Series that focuses on networking and professionalism, the stages of the academic scientific path, opportunities in the private and public sector and applying to graduate school.


3.     Social activities: Opportunities to mingle with interns, Gates Center staff and mentors, and GSIP supporters including a picnic to be held on campus and last day dinner. Other activities are planned and will be announced in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!


4.     Community Outreach: An opportunity to give back to Colorado and the community by joining the annual Mallets for Melanoma charity polo tournament that will be held on August 5th at the Denver Polo Club. GSIP students will be able to participate in the planning and/or volunteer on the day the event.


5.     End of Program activities: A group photo of the 2018 GSIP will be taken and will proceed the keynote lecture by an eminent scientist. A poster competition will follow where the top 5 presentations will be awarded a prize and showcased at the Gates Center.