Summer 2024

Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship

The joint Ludwig Princeton Branch and Rutgers Cancer Institute summer internship program provides hands-on training to conduct research on the molecular events leading to the onset and progression of cancer. Students will participate in cutting edge cancer research in laboratories at Princeton University or the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and have the opportunity to attend lectures by leading cancer researchers. Physician shadowing in a cancer clinic and participation in molecular tumor board meetings will provide rare opportunities to observe how scientific discoveries are translated into effective medicine and improved patient care.


Students must be rising sophomores or juniors enrolled full-time at Princeton University or Rutgers University.  Students with diversity of thought and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Details

  • Program duration is 9 consecutive weeks, commencing in early June 2024. 
  • Participants will be paid weekly stipend
  • Students will be placed in research labs either at Princeton University or the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  Placement is based on match of student's research interests and availability of participating faculty mentors
    • Travel costs for program participants will be reimbursed up to $600.  Receipts required to claim reimbursement
    • Dormitory style housing provided at each respective campus

Campus Life

  • Rutgers is the heart of New Brunswick, NJ, a vibrant campus that boasts the Zimmerli Art Museum, a new Esports Gaming Center, sporting events, and more. New Brunswick is a direct train ride away from Penn Station in New York City, or connect to SEPTA via Amtrak to explore Philadelphia
  • Princeton offers the dynamic McCarter Theater, the Princeton Art Museum, live music all summer long in Palmer Square, a rich restaurant scene, and more. The Dinky train connects to Princeton Junction to take you to NYC or Philadelphia, and TigerTransit offers free shuttles to shops and restaurants in Princeton

Applications now closed.


Past News

Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship Program Begins

Ludwig Princeton summer interns gather to listen to Ludwig Princeton Branch Director Josh Rabinowitz

The eight undergraduate interns gather for their orientation with Ludwig Princeton Branch Director Josh Rabinowitz.

On June 5, 2023 the Ludwig Princeton Branch launched its inaugural Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship Program with an orientation in Icahn Laboratory. 

Eight undergraduate students, all rising sophomores and juniors, gathered in Icahn’s Oval Lounge to listen to Branch Director Josh Rabinowitz speak to them about the program and cancer research.

The students will be researching in Ludwig member and collaborator labs across Rutgers and Princeton for eight weeks this summer, with seminars and programming relating to cancer research in between. 

Check in to see more updates through the summer. Applications for the Summer 2024 cohort will be posted in late fall, 2023. 


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