CURE 2021 for High School Students

UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
CURE 2021 Summer Internship Research Program for
Native American High School Students

CURE Brochure image

Download the CURE Brochure

Download the CURE Brochure

Summer internship information

This program provides a paid internship for students participating for 40 hours per week during the summer of 2021.

The CURE program is designed for students who are interested in careers in cancer research. It will help prepare students for college and graduate education in the health and social sciences while helping them attain skills needed to apply for and succeed in careers in biomedical research and public health.

To apply, you must be Native American. You must be a United States citizen or non-citizen national, or have lawfully been admitted to the United States for permanent residence. You must be a high school student, age 16 or older, in good academic standing a strong aptitude and interest in science. You will need to identify a teacher at your school who will commit to supporting you during the program.

Application Packet Checklist

  1. Read the CURE Program Brochure.
  2. Read the application letter and required documents: CURE Letter
  3. Submit the following completed CURE documents:
HOW TO SEND IN completed PDF forms
and unofficial transcript / report card:

fax: (505) 925-4459
or mail to:
Loretta Esquibel
UNM Cancer Center Research Administration
2325 Camino de Salud NE, Bldg. 229
MSC07 4025
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Loretta Esquibel at (505) 272-4539

Angela Wandinger-Ness, Ph.D.
Associate Director for
Education, Training and Mentoring
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Pathology
The University of New Mexico