The RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Summer Internship Program for HS Students is sponsored by the Office of Science Outreach. It’s an intensive 7-week summer program for local Bay Area students (living within 25-mile radius of campus) interested in science, engineering, math, computer science, or psychology. Students spend 30 hours a week on the Stanford campus, working in an active research lab under the guidance of a mentor from the lab (typically a graduate student), and attending weekly group sessions that include field trips, presentations, hands-on science activities, and lab tours.
RISE is designed for bright low income students and those who will be the first in their families to attend college.
RISE offers participants:
- An intense and rewarding research experience
- Weekly community enrichment activities
- A stipend of $2,500
- Graduate student or post-doctoral mentor
- A network of like-minded high school students who love science and engineering
Most applicants are nominated by their science teacher. If you are interested, check out the Eligibility Requirements in the attachment to the left. If you meet them and want to receive instructions for applying, contact Judy McKeon. We do not make exceptions to these requirements. We only want to hear from students, not their parents.