Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
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High School Students

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Link to an extensive list of internships, prepared by The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, most of which are for high school students

Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, Ft. Detrick, MD (2019) - Student Internships and Appointments

American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD - co-op, application (2019) Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program - A Paid ($4,000) Summer Mentoring Program to Educate & Inspire High School Students about Fisheries Sciences and Management - "Students who are current juniors and seniors in high school are eligible for the Hutton Program"

Arthritis Foundation (California) (2019) Summer Science Internship Program - "work in leading Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories research and clinical laboratories under the supervision of respected scientists at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)."

Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, AZ (2017) Biodesign Summer Internship Program - "offers high school seniors and college undergraduates the chance to expand their learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom." application - "Due to changes at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, our summer internship program has been paused"

Baxter, Round Lake, IL - (2019) High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Intern Program

Broad Institute Center for Genome Research, Cambridge, MA (2019) Broad Summer Scholars Program

Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA - (2019) scroll down to High school summer scholars "This year, there is a charge of $2,500 per student for the program. High School Summer Scholarships are available

Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO (2019) Summer Child Health Research Internship - "...summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors,..."

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA - (2019) Summer Research Program includes Clinical-Research for Under Represented High School Students Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - application

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2019) Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students (click on Show Program Details) - for Cincinnati area graduating high school seniors and college freshmeN

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2019) High School Senior Summer Internship Program - Cincinnati area graduating high school seniors

City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA (2019) Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy - "Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students..."

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, NJ (2019) Summer Experience for Students (4 weeks long during month of July)

Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2019) Research Internships (scroll down to High School Internship)

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA (2019) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Summer Only - must be be a Massachusetts resident or attend an institution (high school or college) in Massachusetts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (2019) Summer High School Internship, more details, application

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (2019) - Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program - not a paid opportunity; not able to provide housing for minors at this time - "A small application fee will be required (which may be waived based on financial need)."

Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN (2019) Summer Research Program

Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA (2019) Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology - application

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2019) High School Summer Internship Program (4-week program) - "Housing is not provided"

Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, ME (2019) Summer Student Research Program - "Applicants must be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate college program or community college program, or be a high school senior at least 18 years of age"

Maine Space Grant Consortium, Augusta, ME (2019) Maine Research Internships for Teachers and (High School) Students (MERITS) "research opportunities to Maine high school juniors in host institutions across the state" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, FL (2019) High School Summer Research Internship - "Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and entering their junior or senior years in a Palm Beach County high school in the Fall of 2019" - six-week internship

McLaughlin Research Institute, Great Falls, MT (2019) Summer Internships for High School and College Students - "Preference will be given to students from Montana. However, all are welcome and encouraged to apply" - "The Institute does not provide housing for interns"

MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX (2019) High School Research at Science Park - scroll down to Summer Program in Cancer Research - "These programs are open to high school students in Bastrop and surrounding counties only"

MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions, Houston, TX (2019) High School Summer Program - scroll far down for more details - ""Current Texas high school seniors that will graduate in Spring 2019 and enter college in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply." - "Participants in the program receive a scholarship for the six-week period. This award is not a salary and is meant solely to subsidize cost of living expenses for students. The award is considered income and subject to all applicable taxes and fees" - "For participants whose permanent residence is more than a 20-mile driving distance from the School of Health Professions (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030), the Summer Program will consider providing dormitory housing at nearby Rice University"

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA (2019) Monell Science Apprenticeship Program

Monmouth University, School of Science, West Long Branch, NJ (2019) Summer Research Program - "A limited number of openings are available for selected high school students"

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2018) Atlanta Sickle Cell Summer Research Program - "Current high school juniors and seniors who are members of underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds may apply; we are unable to provide or assist with housing, meals, or transportation for the program" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - "no longer offered"

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME (2019) High School Student Summer Research Fellowship

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (2019) National Space Club Scholars Program -The National Space Club provides a stipend of $2,100 to help defray transportation and meal expenses during this six-week summer program

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD (2019) Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program (WHK SIP) - "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"- "Scientific interns work full-time (40 hours per week) for eight consecutive weeks during the summer (training period) and receive a stipend of approximately $3,400" - application

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD & Rockville, MD (2019) Diversity In Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (2019) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - application details pertinent to high school students

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD (2019) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - application details pertinent to high school students

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2019) Summer Student Program, - application details pertinent to high school students "...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 (2019) NIDDK Short-term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP - "for high school and undergraduate students..", application instructions - "Students are encouraged to choose a research institution and/or mentor near their hometown or within commuting distance of their residence. Students are not required to relocate in order to conduct their summer research"

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC (2019) Summer Internship Program - application details pertinent to high school students

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD (2019) Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences - application details pertinent to high school students

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2019) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research for High School Students (HS-SIP) - "..currently enrolled at least half-time in high school.."

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2019) High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP)

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD (2019) Research Training for Under-represented Populations in Science

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH (2019) OARDC Research Internship Program - Select Students link from left hand column under Research Internship Program - "..targeted to provide research experiences for incoming junior and senior high school students and undergraduates.."

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY (2019) 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" - application fees are required

Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, SD (2019) Sanford PROMISE Scholars Program - application - must be "Entering senior year in the fall of the upcoming academic year"

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA and Jupiter, Florida (2019) K-12 Outreach - Florida High School Internship Program at Palm Beach State College's Palm Beach Gardens campus - for students who will begin their junior or senior years in a Palm Beach County high school in the fall of that year

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA (2019) Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program

State University of New York College at Oneonta, Biological Field Station, Cooperstown, NY (2019) Internships Available for High School & College Students - High School Internships - Summer Internship in Field Biology and Environmental Monitoring -"housing is not currently available at the BFS for high school students"

The Echinacea Project, Field site in the Kensington-Hoffman, MN area - (2019) High School Research Intern

The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA (2019) Forsyth Institute Student Scholars Summer Internship Program - "..eight-week paid internship for Massachusetts Public High School Students.."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (2019) Summer Student Program - research areas - Application process

Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ (2019) Helios Scholars Program - paid, eight-week summer internship in biomedical research open to Arizona high school students..."

Trees For Tomorrow, Eagle River, WI (2019) Environmental Education Internship Positions

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Phoenix, AZ (2019) Med-Start Health Careers Program - "for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences" - does not appear to be a paid opportunity

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT - (2019) High School Student Research Apprentice Program

University of Hawaii, Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI (2019) Summer Cancer Research Internship for High School and Undergraduate Students - must be a Hawaii resident

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, Princess Anne, MD (2019) Geosciences Bridge Program - 6-week paid internship

University of Minnesota Medical School, Lillehei Heart Institute, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - (2019) Summer Research Scholars Program, application

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience, Omaha, NE - (2019) Travis B. Lewis High School Scholarship Award

University of New Orleans, Advanced Materials Research Institute, New Orleans, LA (2019) High School Summer Research Program - "recent projects have involved... neuroscience"

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2019) Biomedical Research Training for High School Students - "open to area high school students who will be at least 16 years old by June 06, 2016, 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 (2017) Bioscience Summer Research Program for High School Students - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Seattle, WA (2019) Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2019) Summer Research Apprentice Program scroll down for more details and application process

US Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2019) Army Educational Outreach Programs - three programs ffor high schol students: SEAP (Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program), HSAP (High School Apprenticeship Program), REAP (Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program) - various programs at many different locations

Yale University, Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP), New Haven, CT (2018) Research Experience For High School Students

Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2019) High School Program = Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research - gives preference for high school students in the Philadelphia School District