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 and a supply award to cover a portion of the mileage costs (if necessary). 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.


The URC will require a cover sheet and a letter of recommendation from an Oxy faculty. More info will be posted in late-Fall 2021.

Application and deadline information for the summer 2022 Eugene and Ruth Roberts: City of Hope Summer Student Academy has not been posted. Please check back in November 2021. The application for City of Hope is usually due in early March. Once completed a printout 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 submit the required documents to the Occidental College URC in order to be considered as an applicant for this program.