PIPS 2024 Application is Closed

Admissions decisions have been finalized. Thank you to all our applicants for applying to the Pediatrics Internship Program at Stanford. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

PIPS Application Process

Summer 2024 Admissions: Applications have closed for summer 2024.

This program is open to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in science, research, and/or medicine. We encourage applications from students from first generation, low-income, and/or diverse backgrounds in Northern California.

PIPS Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Currently be rising juniors or seniors.
  • Be 16 years old or older by the start of the program.
  • Live in Northern California, no more than a 1-hour commute from the Stanford campus.
    • Note: Students who do not live within a 1-hour commute from the Stanford campus can apply to the PIPS program if they have a relative who lives within a 1-hour commute from the Stanford campus with whom they can live for the duration of the PIPS program during the summer. 
  • We strongly encourage applications from students from first generation, low-income, and/or diverse backgrounds.
  • Have access to a computer and internet for the duration of the internship.
  • Be available to start the program on June 17, 2024 and have no other commitments that interfere with the 30 hour per week commitment of the PIPS program.

Application Steps

1. Review the components of the application and prepare all materials needed.

2. Prepare the following attachments for the application:

  • Resume

    • Please upload a resume that summarizes your education, work, and extracurricular activities.

    Academic Records

    • We require an unofficial transcript for each school or academic program you have taken courses at while in high school.

  • Letter of Recommendation

    • 1 letter of recommendation must be included with your application. This letter must be from a science or math teacher. In the application, you will enter your recommender's contact information and they will receive an email from the application system to submit the letter.

  • Income Verification

    • If you are applying for a need-based stipend, please upload 1 of the following as income verification:

      • First two pages of parent/guardians’ most recent 1040 or 1099 tax return

      • Social Security benefits letter

      • Unemployment benefits letter

      • Proof of eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch

      • Other income verification document if you unable to provide official documentation

3. Submit your application and materials by the application deadline.

4. Submit payment for the application fee of $50 (non-refundable).

5. Fee waiver option: The application fee can be waived if a student's gross family income is under $90,000 or if the student has special circumstances that make it difficult to pay. 

  • Students can apply for a fee waiver after creating a PIPS application account. Then proceed to the "Application Fee" tab to apply for a fee waiver.
  • Waiver Request Deadline: All waiver requests must be submitted by Sunday, February 25, 2024. We strongly encourage students to submit waiver applications early to avoid delays in submitting your PIPS application.


Program Application

Application Deadline

Application deadline will close Monday, February 26, 2024 (11:59pm PST).


Admissions decisions will be released in early April. When your admissions decision is ready, you will receive an email notification from the PIPS program email address at peds-education@stanford.edu.