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Be a Mentor in the CURE High School Summer Internship

The CURE High School Summer Internship gives African American and LatinX high school juniors a paid research experience and college application support. We are looking for faculty, postdocs or graduate students to be mentors for these students. Postdocs or graduate mentors will receive a $500 stipend.

The interns’ stipends are already funded, so mentors do NOT need to provide funding.

Mentor requirements are:

  • Work on a cancer related topic. Can be basic science, population, epidemiology, clinical or translational research
  • Be available Monday – Thursday from June 6 – August 5. The students attend seminars on Fridays. The students need to be supervised at all times by a qualified adult.
  • Complete the Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act Training (online, 60-90 minutes).
  • Clearly define the research project to be completed by the student
  • Check in with your student frequently
  • Discuss student progress/concerns with the CURE Program Coordinator (Don Woodson) as needed

If you are interested, email Jennifer Seuferer by May 20.

About the Office of Education and Training

The strong commitment of the HDFCCC to education and mentoring is reflected in Center-specific efforts, as well as in the integration and coordination between the HDFCCC and other UCSF wide career enhancement programs and initiatives. The Office of Education and Training (OET) was created to coordinate these efforts, leveraged the rich learning environment, resources and opportunities available within the greater UCSF campus community, to complement HDFCCC activities and develop new education programs were needed. The OET is led by Associate Director for Education Dr. Emily Bergsland.

Emily Bergsland, MD - Associate Director of Education

Dr. Bergsland is a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her expertise includes treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, and neuroendocrine tumors. She sees patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery and Oncology Clinic. Bergsland earned a medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed a residency and fellowship at UCSF. She joined the UCSF medical staff and faculty in 1996. In her research, she focuses on developing and testing new cancer therapies. She is a professor of clinical medicine at UCSF.

Jennifer Seuferer, MS - Education & Training Manager

Jennifer Seuferer is the Education and Training Manager at the Cancer Center, helping to create the Office of Education and Training’s career development programs. She has 8 years of experience designing and delivering education programs. Jennifer has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a Certified Meeting Professional and holds her Event Design Certificate.