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. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate.

The program offers participants:

  • An authentic experience working in an active research lab
  • The opportunity to participate in field trips, lectures, hands-on science labs, and sessions on college admissions and financial aid
  • 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, interns will typically be on campus about 9:00 am – 1:30 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 RISE online application.  

For teachers:

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