The Pediatrics Internship Program at Stanford is a 6-week internship focused on learning about science, medicine, and research careers that is open to high school rising juniors and seniors who live in Northern California. Our goal is to show students the exciting world of science, research, and medicine!

Summer 2023 Admissions: Applications for the summer 2023 program
will open from January 18 - March 5, 2023.

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Admissions decisions have been released on April 4, 2023. You will receive an email notification from the PIPS program email address at

Thank you to all students for submitting an application to our Summer 2023 cohort of the Pediatrics Internship Program at Stanford (PIPS).

Visit the PIPS Application webpage for more information.

Program Description

The Pediatrics Internship Program at Stanford (PIPS) is a 6-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds learn about science, medicine, and research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and researchers by completing a research project. The goals of PIPS are to:

  • Promote student interest in the biological sciences and medicine

  • Teach students how scientific research is performed and allow them to conduct research research projects

  • Increase the diversity of students pursuing careers in medicine and the sciences

Visit the PIPS Program Experience webpage to learn more about the PIPS program and summer experience. 

Program Details

Program dates: June 19, 2023 to July 28, 2023

Weekly Time Commitment: 30 hours per week

For summer 2023, the program will be offered in-person, with the option of some remote work, pending Stanford University approval. 

Program Cost: There is no cost for students to participate in this program. Admitted students who can demonstrate financial need are eligible for a $3,000 stipend for participating in this program. More details on the documentation needed are outlined in the application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stanford's Land Acknowledgment

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land is of great importance to the Ohlone people, and has been since time immemorial. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples.

This acknowledgment has been developed in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.

A video of Native students Jade Araujo, ’24, and Ryan Duncan, ’24, delivering Stanford’s land acknowledgment can be downloaded and used by members of the Stanford community.