How To Apply

Application Timeline


December 1st: Application cycle for the UCSF BCC Internship Program opens

February 1st: Deadline to apply for the UCSF BCC Internship Program

February - April: Candidates with relevant experience will go through multi-round interviews

Mid-March to Mid-April: Candidates are chosen and offered positions

May-June: Candidates fill out hiring HR paperwork and complete onboarding

Late June: Interns begin the program with a rigorous two month orientation schedule including multiple lectures, trainings, and meetings

Application Packet


Interested applicants must compile a packet consisting of:

  • Resume
  • Official transcript(s)
  • 2 academic or professional letters of recommendation (these can be emailed directly from writer, or hard copies may be scanned and emailed)
  • Please include 1-2 pages answering the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in UCSF and why do you believe you will be a good fit for the program?
    • What skills do you believe are important for a person to have who wants to pursue professional development in the medical field?
    • What are your short term goals for your job next year? Are you interested in a one or two year internship with our program? What are your long term goals for your career?

Packet must be emailed to [email protected]. You will receive a confirmation email when the entire packet has been received.

Note: Although we strongly prefer all items to be sent electronically, if postal mail is necessary, please address to:

Attn: Tia Weinberg
3333 California St.
Suite 265, Box 0936
San Francisco, CA 94118

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


2020-2021 Application Opens: December 1, 2019

2020-2021 Application Closes: February 1, 2020


Additional Relevant Position Information



Start Date: June 22, 2020 (Start date is not flexible)

Estimated Salary: Approximately $40,716 with benefits. More information about health insurance and all other benefits available on the UCSF website at

Position Details: The intern will work closely with the Director or a faculty member and other members of the research and clinical care team of the UCSF Breast Care Center to accomplish the research goals of the Center. This will include involvement in such areas as clinical research, basic science research, delivery of care, and/or patient education. Additionally, interns will gain experience with the clinical setting. They will be trained as consultation planners, assisting patients in sifting through information and asking questions during consultations with surgeons and oncologists. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow oncologists and surgeons in the clinic and the operating room. The intern will be required to occasionally work weekends and evenings to finish a project. Position title for the intern is *Project Assistant* or *Research Assistant.* We will have multiple positions available beginning in June 2020, with candidates from multiple universities considered. Positions are either 1 or 2 years in length (depending on the assignment).

Position Requirements/Preferred Skills: We are seeking bright, independent, hardworking interns with a strong science background. Most of the positions require 1 year commitments. There are 2-3 positions which require a 2-year commitment. Please note that we require a firm start date of June 22, 2020. There will be a 3 week overlap with all outgoing interns to help with training and orientation, so positions are 1 year plus 3 weeks or 2 years plus 3 weeks. Offers will begin in March 2020, and we will expect an immediate response. Interns will learn specific project assignment when they arrive in June.

Learning Outcomes: The intern will learn about the healthcare system from both a clinical standpoint and a research standpoint.