Programs

Programs for Community College Students

 

Unpaid Internships for Non-Stanford Undergraduates

In addition to many formal REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Programs, it’s possible to find a Stanford lab willing to host an undergraduate from another institution on an informal basis, usually in an unpaid internship. The Office of Science Outreach is not able to help individual students identify a host lab or project but if you click on the red title above, you will find some information and tips. Please do not call the Office of Science Outreach for advice or guidance. 

Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

June 21 - August 17, 2019

SURGE provides undergraduates (from Stanford and other U.S. institutions) with a mentored research experience in a geoscience or engineering laboratory. This fully funded, eight-week, summer residential program combines a rigorous research assignment with comprehensive training and mentoring. SURGE targets rising undergraduate juniors and seniors.

ReNUWIt's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) engages undergraduates in ReNUWIt faculty’s research labs at Stanford and partner institutions, including Colorado School of Mines, New Mexico State, and UC Berkeley.

Canary CREST Program

June 17 - August 23, 2019

The Canary Center at Stanford is dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of its efforts to train the next generation of scientists, the Canary CREST Program offers paid and unpaid 10-week summer internships for undergraduate students.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

June 22 - August 16, 2019

SURF is designed for undergraduates from Stanford and other U.S. institutions. SURF interns receive a stipend for 10 weeks during the summer to work with a faculty mentor in the School of Engineering and other students to produce an identifiable research result.

Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)

SSCCPP is a six-week residential experience for current community college students considered low-income and/or underrepresented in medicine. The program provides exposure to medicine through topics in health disparities, leadership challenges in health provision and administration, science courses, professional development, clinical exposure, the medical school application process, and postsecondary and graduate/professional school financing. There is no fee to participate.

Science, Technology, and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) Summer Internship Program

June 17 - August 2, 2019

Each year, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery hosts 15-30 talented high school and undergraduate students in our research laboratories.  The program is free to participants. STARS interns spend 7 weeks mastering basic lab techniques, participating in research projects, and presenting their work all under the mentorship of experienced researchers.

Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP)

Leadership Education for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) is a project-based seminar series designed for Bay Area premedical students seeking structured leadership development while improving community health and wellness.  Successful participants will develop, implement, and evaluate community-directed projects aimed at improving health outcomes for a community of their choosing.