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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

Summer Internship 2019


The MWCABC Research Committee in Collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is thrilled to offer a 6-8 week summer internship program. This program is designed for a mature, energetic, highly motivated and independently minded rising Junior or senior college student or post Baccalaureate student who can demonstrate a serious interest and academic strength in science as well as being proficient in basic lab skills. It provides an opportunity to work with The Director of Research, Dr. David Spector, the world-renowned Professor and cell/molecular biologist in his state-of-the art-facility in Cold Spring Harbor. This comprehensive experience will include laboratory work in the pioneering Cancer Center right here on long Island. 


Program Requirements:

Interested students must submit the following by April 2nd, 2019 


-An essay indicating why they should be considered for participation in this internship 

-Resume including any science research or medical experience

-a letter of recommendation from a college faculty member (preferably science)

-Copy of college transcript 

-Completed application including consent since you will be working in a lab environment with blood and potentially hazardous materials. All forms are available on MWCABC’s website


Interview:  Following completion of application and submission of documents, qualified potential candidates will be scheduled for either an in person or skype/facetime interview with members of the Internshipselection committee. 

Copies to Researcher:  The acceptable candidates documents will be forwarded to the Dr. Spector as part of the application process for his review, and he will select the winning candidate.


Review Laboratory Studies:  Once selected for the program, the student is required to review information about the studies that have been conducted by the participating research lab before beginning the summer research program


Final Essay:  Upon completion of the internship program the winningstudent, will submita photo and 2 page essay summarizing their experience and explaining what he or she has learned during their internship. This essay may be forwarded to their school or the press. 


Eligibility:Applicants should reside or have a significant tie to Manhasset and/or the Manhasset Women’s Coalition against Breast Cancer.


Other information:  


-The program will be approximately 6-8 weeks during the summer of 2019.

-There is some flexibility with dates but internship must be completed between May 6 and Aug 31 2019.

-hours will be Monday through Friday, generally 8:45am-4:45pm with some potential slight variation.

-The student selected will receive a $1000.00 stipend from MWCABC

-The winning candidate may be asked to speak briefly about his/her experience at a MWCABC function.

-The participating laboratory may require additional paperwork including possibly a physical exam, drug testing, ID badge and security clearance.



We are a not-for-profit corporation committed to the fight against breast cancer.  MWCABC’s mission is to fund innovative research, increase awareness through education and provide support services to those with breast cancer and related diseases. Founded in 1997, MWCABC holds community information programs on topics related to breast cancer or its prevention and provides outreach services to those in the community undergoing treatment for breast cancer.  To date we have provided over 4 million dollars provide outreach and to fund research projects in search of a cure.


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