RISE Summer Internship Program
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