Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2015
offered to
High School Students

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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Arthritis Foundation (California) (2015) Summer Science Internship Program - "Applicants for this program must either live or attend school within the Northern California Chapter's 16 county territories.(listed under Restrictions at the bottom of this page)

Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, AZ (2015) Summer Internship Program "offers high school seniors and college undergraduates the chance to expand their learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom."

Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA (2015) Summer Scholars Biology Research Immersion Program "This year, there is a charge of $2,500 per student for the program. High School Summer Scholarships are available to students completing 10th and 11th grades on the basis of academic merit and financial need."

Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO (2015) Summer Child Health Research Internship - "...summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors,..."

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA (2015) Summer Research Program for High School students

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA and University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (2015) CHORI/UC Berkeley Summer Stem Cell Research Internship Program for High School Students

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2015) Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students - for Cincinnati area graduating high school seniors and college freshmen

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2015) High School Senior Summer Internship Program - Cincinnati area graduating high school seniors

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2015) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, application - " outstanding high school students in their junior or senior year (with a 3.0 or better GPA) are eligible to apply "

City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA (2015) Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy - "Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students..."

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, NJ (2015) Summer Experience for Students (4 weeks long; July 8 - August 1)

Cornell University, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY (2015) Plant Genome Internship application - "...Undergraduate and high school students participate..."

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Boston, MA (2015) "Please check this site by December 2014 for information regarding CURE 2015" - The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) - must be be a Massachusetts resident or attend an institution (high school or college) in Massachusetts

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (2015) - Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

Georgia Regents University, Office of Diversity Affairs, Augusta, GA - (2014) Student Educational Enrichment Program, application - "Participants will receive a stipend to assist with expenses"

George Washington University and the Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2015) "about the 2015 SEAP program, please check back for updates " - Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (select Programs (left hand side), then select High School program(s) - "First year participants are awarded an educational stipend of $2000"

Hutton Fisheries, co-op, application (2015) Hutton Scholar program for "..current juniors and seniors in high school.."

Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN (2015) Summer Research Program

Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA (2015) George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship Program

J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD (2015) Internship Program (main information site) - see High School Eligibility Requirements - Click on Career Opportunities web page. Select “view job opportunities”; Click on View job opportunities, then select Bioinformatics Interns - "Interns with backgrounds and interests in either the biological or computer sciences and at all educational levels - high school..."

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2015) High School Summer Internship Program

Maine Space Grant Consortium, Augusta, ME - co-op (2015) Maine Research Internships for Teachers and (High School) Students (MERITS) - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, FL (2015) Summer Research Internship - "Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents who will begin their junior or senior years in a Palm Beach County high school in the Fall of the year they're applying" - six-week internship at $10/hr for 40-hour workweek

McLaughlin Research Institute, Great Falls, MT (2015) Summer Internships for High School and College Students - "Students in their junior or senior year of high school, or freshman through senior year of college from one of the following counties in Montana are eligible: Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Lewis & Clark, Pondera, Teton, or Toole."

MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Sciences, Houston, TX (2015) "Applications for Summer 2015 programs will be accepted from December 1, 2014 through midnight CST on January 16, 2015" - The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation 45th Annual High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences for "Current Texas high school Seniors who plan to enter college for the upcoming academic yea"

Medical College of Wisconsin, Office of Student Affairs/Diversity, Milwaukee, WI (2015) Enrichment Program scroll down for two programs (AIM and ROADS) for "..students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public system or surrounding suburban school district"- High School Program Application

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA (2015) Monell Science Apprenticeship Program

Monmouth University, School of Science, West Long Branch, NJ (2015) Summer Research Program - "A limited number of openings are available for selected high school students"

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME (2015) High School and Undergraduate Education - application - for Maine High School students- not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Museum of Science, Boston, MA (2015) Summer Youth Internship Program

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (2015) National Space Club Scholars Program -The National Space Club provides a stipend of $1,800 to help defray transportation and meal expenses during this six-week summer program

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD (2015) Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program - "Students must attend a school within the Frederick, Carroll or Washington County Public School Systems; Saint John’s Catholic Prep (Frederick, MD); Frederick Christian Academy (Frederick, MD); Poolesville High School (Montgomery County, MD); Fairfield High School (Fairfield, PA) or Jefferson County Public School System (West Virginia). Students home schooled in the schools or counties participating in the WHK SIP are eligible also"

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD & Rockville, MD (2015) NEI Summer Intern Program - application

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (2015) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - application

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD (2015) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2015) 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"

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2015) NIDDK Short-term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) - High School Program - "Students will conduct their research in their home town, either nearby or within commuting distance of their residence. Students are not required to relocate in order to pursue their research internship"

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC (2015) Summer Internship Program - "..given to outstanding high school, ....students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/ biological sciences" - participates in the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - application

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD (2015) Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences - application

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2015) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - "..currently enrolled at least half-time in high school.."

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD (2015) "Applications for the 2015 summer research program will be available in January 2015" - Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Students - "upports summer research internships for high school and undergraduate students who are from racial/ethnic groups that are nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Paciic Islands), although all racial/ethnic groups can apply"

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH (2015) OARDC Research Internships in Wooster (ORIP) - "..targeted to provide research experiences for incoming junior and senior high school students and undergraduates.."

Oregon Health & Science University, Division of Environmental & Biomolecular Systems, Portland, OR - co-op (2015) scroll down to Undergraduate and High School Internships

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY (2015) Summer Cancer Research Experience Program for High School Students - "Limited funding is available to support stipends for select applicants to the summer program. Stipends are awarded based on the qualifications of applicants and criteria required by our outside funding sources"

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (2015) High School Student Research Education Program for students enrolled in their junior or senior years in a high school in San Diego County - "one-week unpaid boot camp followed by a seven-week paid research internship"

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA (2015) Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program = "Students are given a $500 minimum stipend (higher stipends are given on a needs-based system from special grants). There is a $30 application fee to apply. Please contact us if you need an application fee waiver"

State University of New York College at Oneonta, Biological Field Station, Cooperstown, NY (2015) "Application materials for summer 2015 internships will be available by January 15, 2015" - Internships Available for High School & College Students

The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA (2015) Educational Outreach Program - "..eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students.."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (2015) High School Internship Program (during school year, September-May) - "open to local high school students" not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ (2015) Helios Scholars Program - paid, eight-week summer internship in biomedical research open to Arizona high school students..." - The online application for summer 2015 will be open on this page from January 6, 2015 to February 13, 2015

University of California-San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, San Francisco, CA (2013) will NOT take place in the summer of 2014 - Biomedical and Health Sciences Internship for High School Students - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT - (2015) High School Student Research Apprentice Program

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT - (2015) Pre-College Academic Enrichment Program -"For college pre-freshmen who will be matriculating at the University of Connecticut" - "Structured to provide room and board" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Hawaii, Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI (2015) Summer Cancer Research Internship for High School and Undergraduate Students - must be a Hawaii resident

University of Minnesota Medical School, Lillehei Heart Institute, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - (2015) Summer Research Scholars Program - "Scholarships are open to high school students (ages 16 years or older) ..."

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience, Omaha, NE - (2015) Travis B. Lewis High School Scholarship Award - 2015 application

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (2015) Summer Mentoring and Research Training program in Methods in the Neuroscience of Drug-addiction (SMART MIND) - "Each HS teacher will bring a HS student to work with her/him as a team in the same laboratory" - application

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2015) Biomedical Research Training for High School Students - "open to area high school students who will be at least 16 years old by June 08, 2015, and who have a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0, AND live within a 50 mile driving radius of the UTMB Galveston campus"- "Students who participate in this program will be non-paid student trainees"

University of Utah, Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT (2015) Bioscience Summer Research Program for High School Students

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2015) Summer Research Apprentice Program

US Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2015) Army Educational Outreach Programs - various programs at many different locations

Whitney Laboratory, St. Augustine, FL (2014) Pre-collegiate Program, For information, contact Barbara Battelle ( at the Laboratory - "Because of the lack of housing, this program is limited to students who live close enough to commute to the Lab each day"

Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2015) 2015 Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research - gives preference for high school students in the Philadelphia School District