The Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP)


Inspired by years of positive experiences with summer interns in Gates laboratories, Drs.Tamara Terzian, Neil Box and Enrique Torchia  thoughtfully conceived an official internship program to inspire outstanding young college undergraduates to pursue careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Their hope and initiative proved to be a great catalyst, inspiring the heartfelt and generous support of Gates Institute friends Rhondda and Peter Grant, whose 2014 gift enabled the launch of the GSIP program in 2015 with 12 students.

Since its inception, GSIP has attracted increased and widespread visibility, ignited professional careers, gained additional supporters and become a signature of Gates Institute's educational efforts.


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

GSIP is a full-time training program that spans 11 weeks from May to August. 

In addition to working in a Gates Institute member's laboratory, interns will participate in weekly GSIP seminars, social events and community service. They will also present their summer research project in a poster session at the Final Day Program.


1. Stipend: Selected interns will be awarded a stipend of $6,500 for the summer, which will be paid in bi-monthly installments via direct deposit.

2. Transportation: GSIP Interns will be reimbursed for up to $500 round trip for any travel costs based on submitted receipts.

3. Parking: Paid parking is available on the Anschutz Medical Campus, see here for detailed information on staff/intern parking and here for information on public transportation.

4. Housing: At this time, the GSIP program cannot provide housing. Housing options can be explored on Rotating Room Zillow, and Trulia.



Applications have closed for the class of 2023. Check back in December for information on applying for the class of 2024.

The program was delighted to host the 21 exceptional interns who participated in the 2022 summer program!

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