Undergraduate Students from Other Schools
The ADVANCE Undergraduate Institute is a three-day intensive institute sponsored by the Stanford Biosciences and the Stanford Black Bioscience Organization. The AUI is designed to introduce diverse sophomores and juniors to the Stanford University campus and provide guidance in the graduate school admissions process.
Have you wondered what it is like to do quantitative public health research? Are you interested in finding out how research can have a real impact on health?
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.
This two-week course (offered multiple times in the summer) is for students considering careers in a variety of procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, or to become EMTs/paramedics. Housing on campus is an option: there is a fee to participate.
The Summer Internship in Plant Biology provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain research experience in plant research laboratories. The interns will work side-by-side with graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, and they will learn various laboratory skills, research methods, and knowledge of plant biology and life science.
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.
Stanford is a partner in the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). This program, principally for underserved and underrepresented students, offers undergraduates the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at participating Alliance institutions.
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.
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.
This program is designed for high school (rising juniors and seniors) and pre-medical undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, STEM, medical research and development, or health care design, with a specific focus on Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Three sessions will be offered in 2020: Session 1 June 15-26, 2020, Session 2 July 27-August 7, 2020, Session 3 (Advanced) July 6-17. Tuition for Sessions 1 and 2 is $4,500. Tuiton for Session 3 is $5,995.
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.
SLAC offers 20-25 undergraduates an 8-9 week paid internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, California.SULI interns receive a stipend, travel expenses and free housing on Stanford campus.
Big Data is radically transforming healthcare. To provide real-time personalized healthcare, we need hardware and software solutions that can efficiently store and process large-scale biomedical datasets. In this 3-week workshop, high school students and undergraduates will learn the concepts of cloud computing and parallel systems architecture, how to design parallel programs for computationally intensive medical applications, and how to run these applications on computing frameworks such as Cloud Computing and High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems. Cost is $5,000.
The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) hosts a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students to pursue projects in cardiovascular research in the laboratories of CVI faculty. Each student will receive a set stipend covering living costs. In addition to working on a primary research project with a CVI faculty mentor, students will attend courses in cardiovascular science, career development workshops and social events with their cohort. Applications for 2021 will open in Fall 2020
The COMET Fellowship is a one-year post-baccalaureate program designed for highly motivated students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Fellows are trained in medical terminology and chart transcription, and work side-by-side with faculty physicians as certified medical scribes seeing patients at Stanford. The tuition is $6,500. There is a $95 application fee.
MEDCSI is a rigorous 2 week program in Medicine that is open to highly motivated high school and premed students. Workshops and sessions are taught by Stanford faculty and include hands-on experiences such as performing bedside ultrasounds, dissections, suturing, splinting and visits to the Stanford emergency life flight station and free clinics. There are two identical sessions each summer. There is a fee to participate.
Stanford Online offers free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide, and a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments.
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.
The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences/Amgen Scholars Program is a nine-week paid residential internship program serving undergraduates from across the country who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in biomedical sciences.
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.
SURF is designed for undergraduates from Stanford and other U.S. institutions. SURF interns receive a stipend for 10 weeks during the summer to live on campus and work with a faculty mentor in the School of Engineering and other students to produce an identifiable research result.
The Radiological Sciences Laboratory (RSL) is a research division of the SOM Radiology Dept., specializing in Biomedical Imaging. Qualified undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply to work with RSL faculty, full time, over the summer quarter. Paid and unpaid positions are available.
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.