Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Summer Internship Program
This summer, Inspirus has partnered with Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to inspire the next generation of world-class health researchers and scientists.
Inspirus gave $10,000 to support 42 standout high school students. Students will intern in 25 labs for an intensive eight-week immersion in real-world cancer research. After a week of training, students will be paired with host mentors who will supervise them on specific lab activities. By the end of the summer, they'll actually be splicing genes!
The 42 students were selected from over 250 applicants. These students come from a variety of backgrounds; however they all have a passion and drive for pursuing careers in the medical field. The internship will give them a jumpstart to their futures in medicine and research. Past interns have gone on to attend colleges and universities across the country to further their education in science and medical research. This internship opens doors for students and exposes them to a world of science that most don't see in a lifetime. The students receive authentic hands-on research experiences, and exposure to careers in science and healthcare.
How Inspirus is helping
The Inspirus grant covers research supplies for the Fred Hutch summer program. It honors our commitment to giving back to the educational efforts in our shared community; fueling programming that strengthens and supports excellence in high school science, and growing the pipeline of future scientists and educators.
As part of its not-for-profit mission, Inspirus gives back a portion of its net earnings to the education community. That means every time members use an Inspirus service – whether it's choosing an Inspirus loan, swiping an Inspirus Visa, or depositing a paycheck to an Inspirus account – members tell the world "education matters to me," and they enable Inspirus to give back even more.