Gates Summer Internship Program

Gates Summer Internship Program

Letter from GSIP

Building on a Decade of Success: Advancing the Next Generation of Researchers

Now in its 10th year, the Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) is committed to supporting the future of biomedical research and regenerative medicine by inspiring outstanding undergraduates to pursue careers in the field. The program offers training in Gates Institute members' state-of-the-art laboratories, as well as the opportunity to attend seminars focused on a diversity of topics and professional development, along with social events and activities. Since its inception, GSIP has gained widespread visibility, ignited professional careers, and has become a signature of Gates Institute's educational efforts to help advance regenerative medicine. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Gates Institute members Drs. Tamara Terzian, Neil Box and Enrique Torchia, who conceived of and founded the program at Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine (now Gates Institute). We will always be grateful to Rhondda and the late Peter Grant, whose generous gift enabled GSIP's launch, along with other champions whose dedication and generosity will sustain the program into the future.

Joe Brzezinski, PhD, and Jill Cowperthwaite
GSIP Co-directors

Key Dates

Application period: December 1 – February 2

Final selection: March

Acceptance notification: April

Program dates: May 21 – August 9

Program Details

Advancing Careers in Biomedical Research

The Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) is a full-time, paid 11-week training program. Interns will work in a Gates Institute member's laboratory, and participate in weekly GSIP seminars, social events and community service. They will present their summer research project in a poster session at the Final Day Program.

GSIP is open to undergraduates in a science-related major who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application. Former GSIP interns are encouraged to apply.

We welcome students from traditionally underrepresented groups in biomedical research, such as African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Pacific Islander, first-generation college students who are economically disadvantaged and students with disabilities.  Students from rural or inner-city areas with limited access to research opportunities are also encouraged to apply. Information on Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can be found here.

GSIP is open to international students who possess an F1 visa and are enrolled in a U.S. college or university.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete an online application, and upload the following documents:

  1. Two letters of recommendation – Applicants will be prompted to provide the name and email address of two references to generate reference requests. At least one of the recommendations should be from a previous or current science professor.
  2. CV or Resume – Applicants should detail their experience, academic background, research, awards, publications, presentations, community service, skills and credentials.
  3. Transcript(s) – Applicants will need to upload a copy of their unofficial transcript. Please note that official transcripts may be required upon acceptance.

Selection Process

A committee of Gates Institute faculty and staff will select highly qualified undergraduates to work full-time in laboratories at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Stipend, Transportation, Parking, And Housing

  1. Stipend: Interns will be awarded a stipend of $6,500, paid in bi-monthly installments via direct deposit over the 11-week program.
  2. Transportation: GSIP Interns outside of Colorado will be reimbursed for up to $500 round-trip travel costs based on submitted receipts.
  3. Parking: Paid parking is available on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Public transportation is also available in the Denver metro area.
  4. Housing: The program does not provide housing. Please see FAQ below for resources.

About GSIP

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