PIPS Application Process

Summer 2023 Admissions: Applications for the summer 2023 program will open from January 11 - February 26, 2023.

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

PIPS Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  1. Currently be rising juniors or seniors.

  2. Be 16 years old or older by the start of the program.

  3. Live in Northern California, ideally no more than a 1-hour commute from the Stanford campus.

  4. We strongly encourage applications from students from first generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented backgrounds.

  5. Have access to a computer and internet for the duration of the internship.

  6. Be available to start the program on June 19, 2023 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:

  • 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 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

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

Program Application

Application Deadline

Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 11:59pm PST

Notifications

Admissions decisions will be released by late March 2023. When your admissions decision is ready, you will receive an email notification from the PIPS program email address at peds-education@stanford.edu.