City of Hope Fellowship

Oxy student intern at City of Hope science lab

The URC will support one-two student researchers at the City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

The primary goal of the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy at City of Hope is to provide university students with an opportunity for a "hands-on" research experience. This program seeks to find students possessing exceptional potential for performing biomedical research. Summer Academy students design and work on their own research projects in areas of their specific interests. City of Hope faculty members acts as mentors providing valuable guidance and support, while also encouraging independent thought and exploration.

Specific projects will be defined by the City of Hope. Funds are provided for study grants, subsidized room & meal plan, and a supply award to cover a portion of travel costs. In addition to the SRP expectations, Oxy's City of Hope fellows are expected to submit a final report to the URC after the program ends in August.

City of Hope hopes to host an in-person program but it is currently under assessment and the decision is contingent on a leadership review. We will provide updated information on the situation as we receive it. The dates of the program are June 6 - August 12, 2022.


The URC will require completion of the City of Hope Summer Student Academy Application and submission of a letter of recommendation from an Oxy faculty (found on the URC’s Applications & Reports Portal) by February 10, 2022.

Visit the Eugene and Ruth Roberts: City of Hope Summer Student Academy website for information and the application portal for summer 2022. The application for the City of Hope is due March 16, 2022. Once completed a copy of that application should be emailed to the URC.

It's important to note that this is a two-step process! You must complete both the City of Hope application and the required documents to the Occidental College URC in order to be considered as an applicant for this program.