Gates Center Summer Internship Program

A committee of Gates Center faculty will select highly qualified undergraduates to work full-time in laboratories located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Gates Center Summer Internship Program.

​Interns will be paid a stipend of $4,000 via direct deposit. The training program does not provide housing.

All GSIP interns will have the opportunity to participate in various activities throughout the summer:

  1. Biweekly Career Development and Scientific Lecture series: Career Development lectures will cover a variety of topics that include scientific writing, diversity matters, research ethics, graduate and medical school career choices and strategies. The scientific lectures will cover current research and discoveries in diverse fields such as cancer, ophthalmology, orthopedics, stem cell and regenerative medicine.
  2. Career Development Lunch series: The Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Inclusion and Outreach in conjunction with the CCTSI Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers a Career Development Lunch Series that focuses on networking and professionalism, the stages of the academic scientific path, opportunities in the private and public sector and applying to graduate school.
  3. Social activities: Opportunities to mingle with interns, Gates Center staff and mentors, and GSIP supporters. Several social activities are planned including a rafting trip, a picnic and an ice cream social to be held on campus and last day dinner.
  4. Community Outreach: An opportunity to give back to Colorado and the community by joining the annual Mallets for Melanoma charity polo tournament that will be held on July 28 or August 4 at the Denver Polo Club. GSIP students will be able to participate in the planning and/or volunteer on the day the event. 
  5. End of Program activities: A group photo will be taken and a keynote lecture by an eminent scientist. A poster competition will follow where the top 5 presentations will be awarded a prize and showcased at the Gates Center.



  • All undergraduate students that are in a science-related major and that are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application are eligible to apply 

Program Requirements:

  • Interns are required to attend orientation, the GSIP seminar series and outreach activities. They must also present their work at the end of the internship at the poster session.

Application Components:

  • Official Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay (1 page): academic activities, their interest in the GSIP, expectations from the program, future career goals and perspectives, and what guided the selection of the mentors/projects


Research Offering Location

Research Eligibility: 

Undergraduate School

College Engineering LPS Nursing Wharton

Research Offering Source