RISE Summer Internship Program

June 19 - August 7, 2019

The 2019 RISE Internship application is now closed.

The RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Summer Internship Program for High School Students is sponsored by the Stanford Office of Science Outreach. It’s an intensive 7-week summer program for students interested in science, engineering, math, computer science and psychology. Students work six hours a day, five days 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 family to attend college. 

The program offers participants:

  • An authentic experience working in an active research lab.
  • Opportunity to participate in field trips, lectures, hands-on science labs, and sessions on college admissions and financial aid.
  • All interns earn a $2,500 stipend

When is the program held?

The 2019 program dates are Wednesday, June 19 through Wednesday, August 7. Applicants must commit to attend the entire program in order to participate. Students will work six hours a day each weekday of the session (not including lunch time). Although exact schedules may vary and are somewhat flexible, they will typically be on campus from about 9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day.

How do I apply for this program?

Applicants must be nominated by their teacher, counselor, or principal. Your teacher or principal can nominate you via an online form. Once you’ve been nominated, you will receive a link and password to the online application from RISE. All applicants must complete the application including three short essays by February 15, 2019 11:59 p.m.. In addition, applicants are responsible for getting a teacher, counselor or principal to complete an online Recommendation Form this will be due by Friday, March 1, 2019. Applicants will receive instructions for completing this task when they apply online.


For Teachers:

Please nominate students  for the 2019 RISE Program using this form. Questions? Please contact Maiken Bruhis,