Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students

Stanford & other local programs

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: Youth Opportunity Program (summer internship employment)
Cancer Biology High School Summer Research Program
Stanford Earth Sciences High School Internship Program. At the School of Earth Sciences, high school students spend 8-12 weeks in the summer working in different laboratories, primarily in the Geological and Environmental Sciences department. The students work on research projects and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers.
Stanford Office of Science Outreach Summer Research Internship Program for High School Students. The Office of Science Outreach offers an 8-week research internship program for low-income, high school students from populations under-represented in math, science, engineering, and computer science. Students are placed in science, engineering or computer science labs to work closely with a graduate student on a research project.

Buck Institute for Age Research

High School & University Student Internships, Novato, CA (2008) "Details for the 2008 Summer Program will be posted in January 2008. Applications will be accepted February 1, 2008 - March 21, 2008."

Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA (2008) High School & University Student Internships"Details for the 2008 Summer Program will be posted in January 2008. Applications will be accepted February 1, 2008 - March 21, 2008."

, Berkeley, CA (2008)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

High School Student Research Participation Program

Outside the area

Anchorage, AK (2008) - Scroll down to ANTHC Summer Internship for "approximately 25 high school and undergraduate students and graduate students who are Alaska Native or American Indian permanent Alaskan residents" - contact information at bottom of

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

this site

, Houston, TX (2008) - "Students from any school in the Houston area are eligible for the program"

Baylor College of Medicine

Summer Science for Seniors Program

, Waco, TX (2008) "Applications will be accepted for the 2008 program beginning December 1, 2007 and are due by March 5, 2008"

Baylor University

High School Summer Science Research Program

, Portland, OR (2008) - "Each summer, The Berry Botanic Garden selects one or more high school students " -

Berry Botanic Garden

Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program

, Boston, MA (2008)

Boston University

High School Honors Program

Brown University, Providence, RI: Summer@Brown

, Brooklyn, NY (2008)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Garden Apprentice Program for High School Students

, Dallas, TX (2008)

Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute

Student Intern Research Program

Clark University, Worcester, MA: Summer Science Program (tuition free)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Doland DNA Center: DNA Science and Human Genomics.

, Camen, NJ (2008)

Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Summer Internships

, , Ithaca, NY (2008)

Cornell University

Nanobiotechnology Center

Summer Internship Program for High School Students

, , , Ithaca, NY (2008) is for 2008 - scroll down to High School Summer Internships

Cornell University

Plant Genome Research Program

Boyce Thompson Institute


Summer Research Internship

, Omaha, NE (2007)

Creighton University

High School Summer Research Institute for Underrepresented Students

, Philadelphia, PA (2008)

Drexel University College of Medicine

High School Summer Research Internship Program

, Durham, NC (2007) for juniors and seniors from Durham and Orange County schools and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Duke University

Howard Hughes Precollege Program in the Biological Sciences

, Fort Valley, GA (2007)

Fort Valley State University

Summer Research Apprentice Program for High School Students

, Boston, MA (2007) Boston residency or attendance of a Boston city school is required.

Harvard School of Public Health

Public Health summer Research Apprenticeship Program

, Indianopolis, IN (2008) "Preference will be given to college undergraduate and graduate students, but high school students (seniors) can also apply"

Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Summer Student Internship Program

, Tampa, FL (2008) "Students are eligible the summer before their senior year in high school until they graduate from college."

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK)

, San Diego, CA (2008)

Human BioMolecular Research Institute

High School Summer Internships

, Indianapolis, IN (2008)

Indiana University Cancer Center

Summer Research Program

InnerSpark, Sacramento, CA: California State Summer School for the Arts

, , Ames, IA (2008)

Iowa State University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship Program

[a merger of (TIGR) and (TCAG)], Rockville, MD (2008)

J. Craig Venter Institute

The Institute for Genomic Research

The Center for the Advancement of Genomics

Internship Program

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Baltimore, MD: Summer Programs

, Pittsburgh, PA (2008)

Magee Women's Research Institute

Summer Internship Program for High School Students

, Utica, NY (2008)

Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

Summer Fellowship Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA: Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA: Research Science Institute

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA: Women’s Technology Program

, , Houston, TX (2008)

MD Anderson Cancer Center

School of Health Sciences

The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation 45th Annual High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences

, , Milwaukee, WI - (2008) scroll down to

Medical College of Wisconsin

Multicultural Student Affairs

High School Programs - Apprenticeship In Medicine (AIM)

Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI: Summer Youth Program

, Lisle, IL (2008) (, ) "life sciences area, including Biology, Environmental Science or Ecology"

Morton Arboretum

Public Horticulture Internship



y, Salisbury Cove, ME (2008)

Mount Desert Island Biological Laborator

High School Research Fellowships

, Frederick, MD (2008)

National Cancer Institute

Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program

, , Bethesda, MD (2008) "open to high school, .....students" scroll down to "

National Cancer Institute

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Summer Program

How to Apply

, Bethesda, MD (2008) several -

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Research Training Programs for High School Students


, Bethesda, MD (2008) "Enrolled at least half-time in high school" -

National Human Genome Research Institute

Summer Internships


, Bethesda, MD (2008) "...for students sixteen years of age or older who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply" -

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Summer Student Program


, Research Triangle Park, NC (2008) "..given to outstanding high school, ....students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/ biological sciences" -

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Summers of Discovery


, Bethesda, MD (2008) "a unique opportunity for academically talented high-school, ...students " -

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences


, Bethesda, MD (2008) () -

National Institutes of Health

High School Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

more details


, , (directions) (2008) (news release) () "for students 16 years of age or older who are enrolled at least half-time in high school, have finished high school, or are attending an accredited U.S. college or university"

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Intramural Research Program

Baltimore, MD

Summer Internship Program

PDF version

, Bethesda, MD (2008)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Minority Students

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: The Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces

, Manhasset, NY (2008) - scroll down to Student Internship Program - sure if this is a opportunity

North Shore Long Island Research Institute

Academic Programs



, Pittsburgh, PA (2008)

Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative

High School Summer Internship

, Buffalo, NY (2008)

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Summer Opportunities for High School Students

, San Diego, CA (2008) for students from the San Diego area

Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

High School Summer Enrichment Program

, , San Diego, CA (2007) Scroll down to Summer Internships for High School & College Students in the Education Department - "Positions are usually posted online around March of each year"

San Diego Zoo

Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species

Job Opportunities

, La Jolla, CA (2008) for enrolled in their junior or senior years in a high school in San Diego County - "Applications for 2008 will be posted in January"

Scripps Research Institute

High School Student Research Education Program

Smith College, Northampton, MA: Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program (for girls)

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA: Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program (for rising senior high school females)

, , Cooperstown, NY (2007) -

State University of New York College at Oneonta

Biological Field Station

Internships Available for High School & College Students

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX: Clark Summers Program

, Boston, MA (2007) third paragraph under The Scientific Scholars Program includes the following components: - "The Summer Internship offers an , during which students are paired with Forsyth researchers as mentors."

The Forsyth Institute

Summer Internship

eight-week paid internship

, Bar Harbor, ME (2008) (during school year, September-May)

The Jackson Laboratory

High School Internship Program

, Phoenix, AZ (2008) "Online for the TGen 2008 will be available here on January 29th - please check back then." - be enrolled in an Arizona accredited high school

Translational Genomics Research Institute


Summer Internship Program

, , Bethesda, MD - (2008) - - is for 2008

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Center for Health Disparities

High School Summer Internship Program


, Washington, D.C. (and many other locations) (2008)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Summer Intern Program

, , Sacramento, CA (2008)




University of California Davis Health System

Department of Pathology

Edmondson Fellowship Summer Program

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA: Summer Sessions and Special Programs

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA: Summer Programs

, Farmington, CT - (2008)

University of Connecticut Health Center

High School Student Research Apprentice Program

, Farmington, CT - (2008)

University of Connecticut Health Center

Pre-college Enrichment Program

University of Houston, Houston, TX: Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES)

, , , Chapel Hill, NC (2008)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School of Dentistry

Comprehensive Center for Inflammatory Disorders

Research Opportunities for High School Students

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: Summer & Special Programs

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY: Summer High School Institute

, Whitewater, WI (2007) -

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Biology Educator and Student Training-Team Experience in Research Program

, , Corvallis, OR - (2007)

USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Temporary Student Summer Employment

, , Washington, DC (2008)

U.S. Department of Justice

Environment and Natural Resources Division

Student Educational Employment Program

, Nashville, TN (2008)

Vanderbilt University

Research Internship Program

, St. Augustine, FL (2008) , For information, contact Jessica Roberts-Misterly, (), Education Coordinator at the Whitney Laboratory

Whitney Laboratory

Pre-collegiate Program

, Philadelphia, PA (2007) - scroll down to 2007 Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research for High School Students Sponsored by the Hassel Foundation & GlaxoSmithKline June 25 - August 17

Wistar Institute

High School programs

Local Programs that are closed for the 2008:

27th Annual George Hagan Summer Science Fellowship Program. For information about this, go to the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation (you have to scroll down almost half way on the page). You can also download the guidelines and application here.
, Berkeley, CA (2008)

The Molecular Sciences Institute

Genomic Biology Internship Program for High School Students