The Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre (DRC) is pleased to offer high school programs geared towards grade 11 students. These programs have been designed to provide high school students an opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines and learn the latest techniques in the fight against cancer. Successful applicants will spend the summer between grades 11 and 12 at the DRC housed within BC Cancer’s Victoria Centre. Students registered in Vancouver Island secondary schools and are eligible to apply.

The High School Internship Program (HSIP) is an 8-week summer program that runs from July-August each summer. Students need to apply by March 1st of every year*. All secondary schools on Vancouver Island are eligible to nominate (two) Grade 11 students. Interested students should contact the science department at their school to inquire about the school's internal process for determining the nominees. For additional information please download the 2020 HSIP Application Guidelines.

*Regrettably the DRC’s HSIP has been canceled for the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to relaunch the program for the summer of 2022 contingent upon the status of the pandemic. We thank you for your interest in the HSIP.

If you have any questions about the program or application process please contact David Bond, Research Operation Leader, at

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