Unpaid Internships for High School Students

Many students are interested in holding an unpaid internship within a Stanford science or engineering laboratory. The Office of Science Outreach is not able to help individual students identify a host lab or project, but you will find some tips in the document to the left.  Stanford cannot arrange on-campus housing for unpaid interns.

All interns must be at least 16 years old to hold an internship or to be trained in a Stanford research or clinical setting where scientific research or instruction is conducted and where intern may be working with hazardous materials and/or be exposed to physical safety hazards. Minors interning in clerical or computational settings where no scientific research or instruction is conducted must be at least 14 years old. In both cases, a parent or guardian must approve the placement.