GSIP 2020 Application Information

Application filing period:Friday, December 13, 2019 to Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Start of internship:Monday, June 1, 2020
End of internship:Friday, August 14, 2020


2020 Application Period Now Closed


The Gates Center Summer Internship Program (GSIP) encourages outstanding undergraduates to consider careers in biomedical research in an academic or industry setting by providing state-of-the-art training opportunities at the Gates Center.​

Application Information

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.

Selected applicants will be contacted by email in late February/early March. They will then have three business days to accept the internship offer and return required material. Please note that the program dates are from Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, August 14, 2020. GSIP is a full-time training program that span 11 weeks, which should not be combined with other daytime commitments. 


Eligibility and Requirements

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. Former GSIP interns are highly encouraged to apply.

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.

Any publications, patents, posters, talks or projects that result from an intern's participation in GSIP must credit the program by including the funding acknowledgment.


Application Requirements: 

All GSIP applicants are required to provide the following documents in addition to their online application:

  1. Two letters of recommendation – Applicants will be prompted to provide the name and email address of two references to generate reference requests. At least one of the recommendations should be from a previous or current science professor.
  2. One page essay – Applicants should detail their current academic activities, interest in the GSIP, program expectations, future career goals and perspectives, and what guided the selection of the their research interests. 
  3. Official transcript(s) – Applicants will need to upload, email, or mail a copy of their official transcript that covers at least the last 12 months. If necessary, please mail to: 

Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine 
Attn: 2020 Gates Summer Internship Program
12800 E. 19th Ave, MS 8320 
Aurora, CO 80045

Stipend, Parking, and Housing

1. Stipend: Selected interns will be paid a stipend of $5,000 via direct deposit.

2. Parking: On campus parking will be available at a discounted rate. 

3. Housing: The training program does not provide housing at this time. Please view Rotating RoomZillow, and Trulia for a list of housing options. We encourage interns to explore co-housing with classmates via our GSIP Facebook page.


Program and Activities

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 topics, 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.

GSIP 2019 Interns
Sukriti Bhattarai
Iryna Chelepis
Kelley Coakley
Kavya Ganuthula
Griffin Hampton
Drew Harrahill
Aiden Jacobs
Maggie Jewett
Madison Kraus
Stefan Marasligiller
Anna Martch
Isabella Martus
Khoa Nguyen
Christopher Schaff
Marina Schlaepfer
Autsin Schoppe
Emily Thomas
Kaleb Todd
Ryan Tseng
Anit Tyagi
Kevin Winkler

Elizabeth Golding
Micaela Roy