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The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.

The program runs from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 9, 2019. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate. An online application for the 2019 SURP will be available in November 2018.

For more information:  http://www.fredhutch.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html
The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2019.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Notification of acceptance will occur in mid- to late-February.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Entering the summer BEFORE the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies; and
  • Strong background in the sciences or related area of interest.

    * Please carefully review the FAQ’s Among Applicants to ensure your academic standing and/or U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status qualifies you to participate in the SURP. If you remain uncertain about your eligibility upon reviewing the FAQ’s, please contact us at:
    SURP (at) fredhutch.org prior to submitting an application.

Diversity Statement
The SURP endeavors to engage scientific curiosity and promote cancer research careers among undergraduates and is committed to expanding diversity among students who enter STEM fields.


Interns will receive $4,794 (minus taxes) for their participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.


Roundtrip travel costs (up to $450) are provided. Travel arrangements will be coordinated by program staff unless otherwise requested. Interns who drive to Seattle may receive mileage reimbursement (up to $450).


Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and transportation. Housing is available at the University of Washington’s Stevens Court for approximately $2,300 (*in 2018) for the duration of the program. Housing applications for Stevens Court will be sent to students who are selected to participate in the program in early March. For more information about the amenities offered at Stevens Court, please visit UW Student Housing. Interns are welcome to make their own housing arrangements.

Local Transportation

Interns are eligible to purchase a subsidized transportation pass for $45. There is a free shuttle between the Fred Hutch and University of Washington campus that departs every 15 minutes.