Harper Cancer Research Experience (for High School Students)

The University of Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute is providing training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers and better serve the greater good within the global community.

The Harper Cancer Research Experience aims to inspire high school students to consider undergraduate degrees and careers in biomedical and cancer-related research. In this program, current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in good standing can receive hands-on lab experience, individualized mentoring, strengthen problem-solving and leadership skills, build confidence, and gain marketable work experience. 

Program Details

  • Hands-on  8-week internship conducting cancer research
  • 32-40 hours per week with compensation of $10/hr
  • Located on the University of Notre Dame campus
  • Duration: June 6, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Notre Dame Research is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity and ensures that members of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. We strive to achieve a culture of openness, autonomy, and belonging, making Notre Dame an exceptional place for our team, partners, and collaborators to flourish. Therefore, students from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the admissions application and describe your interest in the program HERE. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  Please note there are no college course credits associated with this program.