• Application Form
    • The application includes an essay describing you career and educational goals and interest in cancer biology. Discuss how the NSIP experience will help you to attain your goals (8000 character limit).
    • Transcript of your grades (must include Fall semester grades and be submitted electronically if possible). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the review process.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation

We have recently updated our application platform. The application is exactly the same, but you must now create an account using the Research Logix portal to submit the application. Applications received in either format will be accepted and reviewed.

If you have already submitted an online application using the previous format, you should continue to submit your transcript and letters of recommendation to NSIP@som.umaryland.edu. References should use the following form, include a letter of recommendation and send them directly to the NSIP. Recommendations must be received by February 15 to be considered complete. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

If you are submitting your application using the new portal, follow this link, to create an account. Click “Apply”, then “Create Account.” Once you verify your email, you may need to login again. To begin the application, select “Search Opportunities” on the dashboard page, then “UMGCCC”, “Apply”, “Get Started”, and “Begin Application” to complete all of the requested information.

  • In the “Documents” section, upload your essay (see above) and transcripts (official or unofficial). You may also upload a resume/CV (optional).
  • In the “References” section, please provide the contact information for each reference. An email requesting a recommendation letter will be sent to each reference. 
  • If you have already sent your transcript and reference requests, they will be added to your application.

Important NSIP dates

  • December 1: Application period opens. 
  • February 15: All application materials must be received (see below). 
  • March 15 (or earlier): Interns will be notified of the selection committee’s decision; applicants offered an NSIP internship must respond within two weeks with their decision to accept or decline the offer.
  • End of May: NSIP begins, all interns must report to the UMSOM for orientation, safety and ethics training, laboratory practice, and techniques course.
  • June-July: Laboratory research, clinical shadowing, professional development and more. See NSIP schedule.
  • End of July: Oral and poster presentations of intern research, program evaluation and exit interview.

If you have any questions, please contact NSIP@som.umaryland.edu.

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