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.
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In addition to formal internship programs for high school students, Stanford labs sometimes host high school interns on an informal basis, usually in unpaid internships. The Office of Science Outreach is not able to help individual students identify a host lab or project but if you click on the red title above, you will find some information and tips. Please do not call the Office of Science Outreach for advice or guidance.
The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) participates in the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) Research Experience for Undergraduates each summer which provides approximately 60 undergraduate students with ten-week internships working on mentored research projects at NNIN facilities. SNF hosts approximately 7 students annually.
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.
Stanford is a partner in the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). This program, principally for underserved and underrepresented students, offers undergraduates the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at participating Alliance institutions.
The Space Weather Monitor program is an education project to build and distribute inexpensive ionospheric monitors to students around the world. The monitors detect solar flares and other ionospheric disturbances.
Stanford Summer Session invites you to experience the thrill of campus life at one of the world's premiere universities. Undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and around the world are invited to apply to Stanford to take 8-9 week courses during the Summer Quarter. Courses are available in a wide range of subjects, or as part of a specific Intensive Studies Program. Students build their own schedule from more than 175 courses offered by 35 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. In addition, our unique program balances challenging academics with recreational and social activities including residence hall events, world-renowned speakers, and weekly trips to explore the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon completion of the program, students can request an official Stanford transcript and may be eligible to transfer credit back to their home institution.
For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students, all at your convenience. Visit the program website to access the classes.
The 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.
Girlz Gone Wireless (GGW) is a program hosted by Professor Ada Poon and her lab members in Stanford’s Electrical Engineering (EE) department. This new one-week summer workshop will introduce high school students to the wonderful world of EE, teaching them basic concepts about electricity and electronics and how they are being used to create tiny implantable medical devices.
The workshop is free and open to local rising 9th and 10th graders with a minimum 3.5 GPA and an interest in engineering. There are no prerequisites other than a desire to learn about EE. Priority will be given to those members of groups who are the most underrepresented in EE today: women, African Americans, Latinas/Latinos, and Native Americans. Girlz Gone Wireless especially targets students from low income families or those who will be the first generation in their families to attend college.