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.
Programs in Anatomy
The SMYSP Summer Residential Program offers five weeks of intensive science and health training each summer for low income and under-represented high school students from northern and central California. Participants live together at Stanford, attend scientific lectures, complete anatomy laboratory practicums, intern at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System hospital, and learn about college entrance requirements, application procedures and financial aid. The program is tuition-free; selection is based on an application process.
The Stanford Summer Health Career Opportunity Program (SSHCOP) is an academically rigorous six-week residential program that encourages and provides an academic learning environment for 25 talented college sophomores and juniors who seek a career in medicine and have experienced educational or academic barriers within the San Francisco Bay Area.
During their 5-week summer internship, Clinical Anatomy Research Scholars will conduct research projects that explore the intersection of human anatomy and emerging technologies.
The program is designed for high school students and will include the content covered by our half-day summer surgical anatomy course.
There is a $5,000 program fee to participate.
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.
Stanford's Clinical Anatomy invites high school students to visit their labs and facilities. Through customizable programs, instructors help students discover, learn, and apply human anatomy in a professional context by introducing students to many of the same learning resources used by Stanford medical students.