Colorado Research Experiences

Undergraduate Biomedical Research Experiences at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CORE at CU Anschutz provides research opportunities for undergraduate students. Students from  historically underepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

CORE is organized by CU Anschutz doctoral and medical students and their respective outreach groups. We provide full-time summer research internships in research labs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Students receive a stipend of $5,000 and ongoing mentorship to help them build a career in science or medicine.

What We Offer

Summer Research Experience

You will be paired with a faculty mentor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for an 8-week long paid research experience during the summer.

Professional Development

Our summer seminar series focuses on skills needed for success in graduate and professional school.

Longitudinal Support

Our team will work to provide you the support and tools that you need to successfully apply to graduate and/or professional school, including assistance with application writing and work-study options for eligible CORE participants during the school year.

Who Is Eligible

Undergraduate students in or from the state of Colorado.

Applicants from groups historically excluded from science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Click here for definitions of historically excluded groups.

No prior research experience is required.

In accordance with our NIH Funding guidelines, this program will support US Citizens and Permanent Residents. 

Explore Our Research Tracks


Microbiology & Immunology

Pre-Doc Mentoring

CORE partners with the CU Anschutz Pre-doctoral mentoring program, which can be found here