CCIS Center For Clinical Immunology At Stanford

Summer Programs for High School Students

Stanford & other local programs

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: Youth Opportunity Program (summer internship employment)

Stanford Cancer Biology High School Summer Research Program. The Cancer Biology High School Summer Research Program is a 6-week summer program in which local high school students, from diverse backgrounds, will be invited to learn how to do basic research while working closely with Stanford faculty, students, and researchers on a research project.

Stanford Earth Sciences High School Internship Program. At the School of Earth Sciences, high school students spend 8-12 weeks in the summer working in different laboratories, primarily in the Geological and Environmental Sciences department. The students work on research projects and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

Stanford Office of Science Outreach Summer Research Internship Program for High School Students. The Office of Science Outreach offers an 8-week research internship program for low-income, high school students from populations under-represented in math, science, engineering, and computer science. Students are placed in science, engineering or computer science labs to work closely with a graduate student on a research project.

Stanford Summer Residential Camps

Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA (2008) High School & University Student Internships "Details for the 2008 Summer Program will be posted in January 2008. Applications will be accepted February 1, 2008 - March 21, 2008."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (2008) High School Student Research Participation Program

Outside the area

Anchorage, AK (2008) Scholarship and Internship Opportunities - Scroll down to ANTHC Summer Internship for "approximately 25 high school and undergraduate students and graduate students who are Alaska Native or American Indian permanent Alaskan residents" - contact information at bottom of this site

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (2008) Summer Science for Seniors Program - "Students from any school in the Houston area are eligible for the program"

Baylor University, Waco, TX (2008) High School Summer Science Research Program "Applications will be accepted for the 2008 program beginning December 1, 2007 and are due by March 5, 2008"

Berry Botanic Garden, Portland, OR (2008) Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program - "Each summer, The Berry Botanic Garden selects one or more high school students " -

Boston University, Boston, MA (2008) High School Honors Program

Brown University, Providence, RI: Summer@Brown

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY (2008) Garden Apprentice Program for High School Students

Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute, Dallas, TX (2008) Student Intern Research Program

Clark University, Worcester, MA: Summer Science Program (tuition free)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Doland DNA Center: DNA Science and Human Genomics.

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camen, NJ (2008) Summer Internships

Cornell University, Nanobiotechnology Center, Ithaca, NY (2008) Summer Internship Program for High School Students

Cornell University, Plant Genome Research Program, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY (2008) Application is for 2008 Summer Research Internship - scroll down to High School Summer Internships

Creighton University, Omaha, NE (2007) High School Summer Research Institute for Underrepresented Students

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2008) High School Summer Research Internship Program

Duke University, Durham, NC (2007) Howard Hughes Precollege Program in the Biological Sciences for juniors and seniors from Durham and Orange County schools and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA (2007) Summer Research Apprentice Program for High School Students

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA (2007) Public Health summer Research Apprenticeship Program Boston residency or attendance of a Boston city school is required.

Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indianopolis, IN (2008) Summer Student Internship Program "Preference will be given to college undergraduate and graduate students, but high school students (seniors) can also apply"

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL (2008) Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK) "Students are eligible the summer before their senior year in high school until they graduate from college."

Human BioMolecular Research Institute, San Diego, CA (2008) High School Summer Internships

Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN (2008) Summer Research Program

InnerSpark, Sacramento, CA: California State Summer School for the Arts

Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA (2008) George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship Program

J. Craig Venter Institute [a merger of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and The Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG)], Rockville, MD (2008) Internship Program

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Baltimore, MD: Summer Programs

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2008) Summer Internship Program for High School Students

Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY (2008) Summer Fellowship Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA: Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA: Research Science Institute

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA: Women’s Technology Program

MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Sciences, Houston, TX (2008) The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation 45th Annual High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences

Medical College of Wisconsin, Multicultural Student Affairs, Milwaukee, WI - (2008) scroll down to High School Programs - Apprenticeship In Medicine (AIM)

Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI: Summer Youth Program

Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL (2008) Public Horticulture Internship (description, application) "life sciences area, including Biology, Environmental Science or Ecology"

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME (2008) High School Research Fellowships

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD (2008) Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program

National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Bethesda, MD (2008) Summer Program "open to high school, .....students" scroll down to How to Apply "

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (2008) several Research Training Programs for High School Students - application

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD (2008) Summer Internships "Enrolled at least half-time in high school" - application

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2008) Summer Student Program "...for students sixteen years of age or older who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply" - application

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC (2008) Summers of Discovery "..given to outstanding high school, ....students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/ biological sciences" - application

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD (2008) Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences "a unique opportunity for academically talented high-school, ...students " - application

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2008) High School Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (more details) - application

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD (directions) (2008) Summer Internship Program (news release) (PDF version) "for students 16 years of age or older who are enrolled at least half-time in high school, have finished high school, or are attending an accredited U.S. college or university"

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD (2008) Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Minority Students

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: The Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces

North Shore Long Island Research Institute, Manhasset, NY (2008) Academic Programs - scroll down to Student Internship Program - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA (2008) High School Summer Internship

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY (2008) Summer Opportunities for High School Students

Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, San Diego, CA (2008) High School Summer Enrichment Program for students from the San Diego area

San Diego Zoo, Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species, San Diego, CA (2007) Job Opportunities Scroll down to Summer Internships for High School & College Students in the Education Department - "Positions are usually posted online around March of each year"

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (2008) High School Student Research Education Program for enrolled in their junior or senior years in a high school in San Diego County - "Applications for 2008 will be posted in January"

Smith College, Northampton, MA: Smith College Summer Science & Engineering Program (for girls)

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA: Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program (for rising senior high school females)

State University of New York College at Oneonta, Biological Field Station, Cooperstown, NY (2007) - Internships Available for High School & College Students

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX: Clark Summers Program

The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA (2007) Summer Internship third paragraph under The Scientific Scholars Program includes the following components: - "The Summer Internship offers an eight-week paid internship, during which students are paired with Forsyth researchers as mentors."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (2008) High School Internship Program (during school year, September-May)

Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ (2008) "Online Applications for the TGen Summer Internship Program 2008 will be available here on January 29th - please check back then." - be enrolled in an Arizona accredited high school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for Health Disparities, Bethesda, MD - (2008) - High School Summer Internship Program - Application is for 2008

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C. (and many other locations) (2008) Summer Intern Program

University of California Davis Health System, Department of Pathology, Sacramento, CA (2008) 2008 application - Edmondson Fellowship Summer Program

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA: Summer Sessions and Special Programs

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA: Summer Programs

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT - (2008) High School Student Research Apprentice Program

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT - (2008) Pre-college Enrichment Program

University of Houston, Houston, TX: Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry, Comprehensive Center for Inflammatory Disorders, Chapel Hill, NC (2008) Research Opportunities for High School Students

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: Summer & Special Programs

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY: Summer High School Institute

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI (2007) - Biology Educator and Student Training-Team Experience in Research Program

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR - (2007) Temporary Student Summer Employment

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Washington, DC (2008) Student Educational Employment Program

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2008) Research Internship Program

Whitney Laboratory, St. Augustine, FL (2008) Pre-collegiate Program, For information, contact Jessica Roberts-Misterly, (, Education Coordinator at the Whitney Laboratory

Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2007) High School programs - scroll down to 2007 Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research for High School Students Sponsored by the Hassel Foundation & GlaxoSmithKline June 25 - August 17

Local Programs that are closed for the 2008:

27th Annual George Hagan Summer Science Fellowship Program. For information about this, go to the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation (you have to scroll down almost half way on the page). You can also download the guidelines and application here.

The Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, CA (2008) Genomic Biology Internship Program for High School Students

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