The Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP)


Inspired by years of positive experiences with summer interns in Gates Center laboratories, Drs.Tamara Terzian, Neil Box and Enrique Torchia  thoughtfully conceived an official internship program to inspire outstanding young college undergraduates to pursue careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Their hope and initiative proved to be a great catalyst, inspiring the heartfelt and generous support of Gates Center friends Rhondda and Peter Grant, whose 2014 gift enabled the launch of the GSIP program in the summer of  2015 with 12 students.

Since its inception, GSIP has attracted increased and widespread visibility, ignited professional careers, gained additional supporters and become a signature of the Gates Center's educational efforts.


A committee of Gates Center faculty and staff will select highly qualified undergraduates to work full-time in laboratories located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

GSIP is a full-time training program that spans 11 weeks from May to August. 

In addition to working in Gates Center member's laboratory, interns will participate in weekly GSIP seminars, social events and community service. They will also present their summer research project in a poster session at the Final Day Program.


1. Stipend: Selected interns will be awarded a stipend of $5,000 for the summer, which will be paid in monthly installments via direct deposit.

2. Parking: Paid parking is available on the Anschutz Medical Campus for interns at a discounted rate. Interns can also purchase bus and rail service passes. 

3. Housing: At this time, the GSIP program does not provide housing. Housing options can be explored on Rotating RoomZillow, and Trulia. Class of 2022 interns will be encouraged to explore co-housing options with classmates via our GSIP Facebook page. 



The 2022 application period is currently closed. We will be accepting applications for the Class of 2023 in December 2022. Applicants from all backgrounds who are enrolled in a science-related major in an undergraduate program at the time of application are encouraged to apply.

The program was delighted to host the 25 exceptional interns who participated in 2021 summer program!