RISE Summer Internship Program

June 20 - August 8, 2018

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 interested in science, engineering, math, computer science, or psychology. Students spend 30 hours a week on 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. We give priority to groups historically under-represented in science and engineering. Most applicants are nominated by their science teacher. View the Eligibility Criteria on this page to see if you qualify to apply.

RISE offers participants:

  • An intense and rewarding research experience
  • Weekly community enrichment activities
  • A stipend of $2,500
  • Graduate student or post-doctoral mentor
  • A network of like-minded high school students who love science and engineering