SLAC has an exciting program offering summer internships for undergraduates, and for more than thirty years has offered 20-25 students an eight-week paid internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, California.
Programs for Stanford Undergraduates
The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences/Amgen Scholars Program is an nine-week residential internship program. It offers undergraduates from across the country who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in biomedical sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience within a world-class university.
SURGE provides undergraduate scholars (from Stanford and other U.S. institutions) with a mentored research experience in a Stanford research group or laboratory. This fully funded, eight-week, summer residential program combines a rigorous research assignment with a comprehensive training and mentoring program. SURGE focuses on preparing students for graduate school, and therefore targets rising undergraduate juniors and seniors.
The Stanford School of Medicine's Summer HCOP is an academically rigorous six-week residential program that encourages and provides an academic learning environment for 25 talented college sophomores and juniors who expect to graduate after the summer of 2013, who seek a career in medicine and have experienced educational or academic barriers within the San Francisco Bay Area region.
Want to help K-12 students learn about math, science, & engineering? There are a number of different programs, many run by Stanford students, that interact with the local K-12 community. Become engaged in Boys & Girls Club programs, tutor kids, work with elementary schools on hands-on science projects, and have fun while inspiring kids about the wonders of science.
Stanford Summer Session offers visiting high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and adults a full range of 8 - 10 week classes during the summer in the Humanities, Sciences, Math, Engineering and Athletics. Tuition is charged and credit earned by students may be eligible for transfer to another college or university.
This three-week course (half days) is for students considering careers in a variety of procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, or to become EMTs/paramedics.
The course includes daily classroom and laboratory sessions led by Stanford instructors, as well as student-led case presentations, guided dissections, and surgical simulations with human cadavers.
Session I (June 24 - July 12) - Mornings (8am - 1pm) Session I (June 24 - July 12) - Afternoons (12pm - 5pm) Session II (July 15 - August 2) - Mornings (8am - 1pm) Session II (July 15 - August 2) - Afternoons (12pm - 5pm)
The Department of Biology, using funds from the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), offers paid research internships to current Stanford undergraduates who want to spend the summer participating in ongoing faculty research projects to learn biological research methods.
Participating students are usually sophomores who have completed at least one quarter of Bio core or Hum Bio 2A, or especially well-prepared freshmen.
We have projects in the following research areas:
- Ecology and Evolution
- Cell, Molecular, Developmental, and Plant Biology
- Integrative, Organismal and Marine Biology
Stanford offers many free lectures for the general public on science and engineering topics that are delivered by Stanford's top researchers in terms understandable to the lay public. Examples include the SLAC Lecture Series and the Summer Science Lecture Series. See the "Lectures & Public Events" page on this site for more information.
The 2013 Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) Summer Institute, an 8-week program for undergraduate students, is held at Stanford University. The Summer Institute provides training and hands-on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students with a curriculum of short courses in computational engineering methods concentrating on structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and computer programming for parallel clusters. Students gain research experience working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University.