Leadership Summer and Job Options

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


I am Megan McCall and I am the program coordinator of the Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP), a competitive non-paid internship for rising or graduating high school seniors hosted by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. SSRP is a research immersion experience that pairs high school students with Atlanta’s top cancer researchers enabling them to get a real-world look at the field of oncology.

Please encourage your students who are interested in medicine or cancer research to apply!

About the Program:

SSRP allows high school students to experience the interdisciplinary nature of cancer research through academic lectures and practicum experience. Accepted students work one-on-one with a clinical researcher or basic scientist at Winship, who mentors them through a research project during the six-week program.

Students also attend weekly lectures from Emory University faculty and take fieldtrips to places like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention David J. Sencer Museum and the Emory Proton Therapy Center.

Students will present their project at a Final Symposium held on the last day of the program to an audience of their peers, teachers, and Emory University faculty.

How-To Apply:

  • The 2020 program runs from June 3 – July 10.
  • There is a mandatory orientation on June 2 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM.
  • The application is available on the SSRP Website and is due on February 3.
  • Note: Students must be 17 years old by June 1 to be eligible for the program.

We thank you in advance for sharing this information with your brightest students and hope to give them a unique educational experience that translates into future passions in cancer-related fields. Email me at ssrp@emory.edu if you have any questions!


Nisha Joseph, MD | Program Director

Cynthia R. Giver, PhD | Program Director

Megan McCall | Program Coordinator | 470.409.3101

Summer Scholars Research Program | ssrp@emory.edu

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University