Programs

Research Internships for High School Students

 

Unpaid Internships for High School Students

In addition to formal internship programs for high school students, Stanford labs sometimes host high school interns on an informal basis, usually in unpaid internships. 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 contact the Office of Science Outreach for advice or guidance. 

RISE Summer Internship Program

June 15 - July 31, 2020

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION. Although the university has not made any broader decisions about its summer activities, SPCS has come to the difficult decision that we cannot host students on campus for programs this summer. We will continue to provide updates about summer programs and more information about Stanford's response to the developing situation here.

RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) is an intensive 7-week summer program for local Bay Area students who spend 30 hours a week on the Stanford campus, working in an active science or engineering 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. All RISE interns earn a $2,500 stipend.

Stanford Earth Young Investigators

June 16 - August 6, 2020

High school students spend the summer working in research laboratories within the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. They become involved in existing research projects and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers. The program offers several different options, with different areas of focus and time commitments. There is no cost to participate; some diversity honoraria available for eligible students.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

June 21 - July 25, 2020

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program offers five weeks of intensive science and health training each summer. Participants live together at Stanford, attend scientific lectures, complete anatomy laboratory practicums, intern at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System hospital, and learn about college entrance requirements, application procedures and financial aid.  There is no cost to participate.

SIMR - Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program

June 15 - August 6, 2020

SIMR is for high school juniors and seniors interested in hands-on research in immunology, stem cell, cancer, neuroscience, bioinformatics or cardiovascular medicine. This eight week program enables students to take part in research, attend introductory lectures and present their work at a poster session open to the Stanford community. There is no cost to participate; interns earn at least a $500 stipend.

Genomics Research Internship Program

June 15 - August 14, 2020

The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine is a hub of interdisciplinary research in genomics with a goal towards improving human health. The Genomics Research Internship Program offers a  9-week internship program for Bay Area high school students and undergraduates. There is no charge to participate.

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

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. Typically the internship begins in late June and extends to the first week in August, exact dates to be determined.

STEM to SHTEM Summer Internship Program

June 15 - August 7, 2020

The Stanford Compression Forum hosts its annual internship program STEM to SHTEM every summer. There is no fee to participate, but students must commit to attending the duration of the program.