Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2016
offered to
High School Students


All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD (2016) - Hutton Scholars Program - "Applications (for 2016) are open to students: December 7th" - "Students who are current juniors and seniors in high school are eligible for the Hutton Program"

Arthritis Foundation (California) (2016) 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 (2016) Summer Internship Program - "Details to come about the 2016 summer internship" - "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 (2016) 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 (2016) Summer Child Health Research Internship - "...summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors,..."

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA - (2016) 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 (2016) 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 (2016) High School Senior Summer Internship Program - Cincinnati area graduating high school seniors

City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA (2016) Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy - "The application process will open in mid-January 2016 and will close mid-March 2016 for the 2016 Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy" - "Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students..."

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, NJ (2016) Summer Experience for Students (4 weeks long; July 8 - August 1)

Cornell University, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY (2016) Plant Genome Internship application -"For 2016 internships, please review the process below and return to this page in November." - "...Undergraduate and high school students participate..."

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA (2016) "Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, - "CURE (2016) electronic application, made available by December 1st." - 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 (2016) - Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program - not a paid opportunity

Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2016) "Applicatiions will open Janusry 2016" - Army Educational Outreach Programs - scroll down to Apprenticeships, then select SEAP, HSAP, REAP - "First year participants are awarded an educational stipend of $2000"

Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN (2016) Summer Research Program (some outdated application deadline information), application - "..nine-week program (June 6 - July 29, 2016..)"

Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA (2016) George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship Program - scroll down to High School Program

J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD - co-op (main Internship information site) (2016) Select Internship Application from left hand column, then click on View Job Opportunities - some are specifically for high school students

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2016) High School Summer Internship Program (4-week program)

Maine Space Grant Consortium, Augusta, ME (2016) 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 (2016) 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 (2016) 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 Professions, Houston, TX (2016) High School Summer Program (Each summer June-July) for "Current Texas high school Seniors who plan to enter college for the upcoming academic yea"r

Medical College of Wisconsin, Office of Student Affairs/Diversity, Milwaukee, WI (2016) Diversity Summer Enrichment Programs scroll down for two programs (AIM and ROADS) for "Open to students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system, Milwaukee charter or surrounding suburban school district"

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA (2016) "Please check back in the fall for information on the Summer 2016 application process" - Monell Science Apprenticeship Program

Monmouth University, School of Science, West Long Branch, NJ (2016) Summer Research Program - "A limited number of openings are available for selected high school students"

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME (2016) "2016 Nomination information will be posted in late October 2015" - Undergraduate and High School Summer Research Fellowships - application - for Maine High School students- not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Museum of Science, Boston, MA (2016) Summer Youth Internship Program

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (2016) 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 (2016) 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"- "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"

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD & Rockville, MD (2016) "Applications for summer 2016 will be accepted starting in mid-November" - NEI Summer Intern Program

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (2016) "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015" - Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD (2016) "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015" - Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2016) "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 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 (2016) 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 (2016) 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 - "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015"

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD (2016) "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015" - Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2016) "the application for summer 2016 will be available in mid-November 2015" - Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - "..currently enrolled at least half-time in high school.."

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD (2016) Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Students - "Supports 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 (2016) Select Students link from left hand column under Research Internship Program - 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 (2016) scroll down to Undergraduate and High School Internships

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY (2016) 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 (2016) 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 (2016) 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 $35 application fee to apply. Please contact us if you need an application fee waiver - All students in research labs are given a $500 minimum stipend. Stipends $1500 and above are given on a needs-based system from special grants"

State University of New York College at Oneonta, Biological Field Station, Cooperstown, NY (2016) Internships Available for High School & College Students

The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA (2016) Educational Outreach Program - "..eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students.."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (2016) Summer Student Program - research areas - Admission "At the time of participation in the program, a high school student must...."

Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ (2016) "Check back in the fall for information about applying in 2016." - Helios Scholars Program - paid, eight-week summer internship in biomedical research open to Arizona high school students..."

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT - (2016) 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 (2016) 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 (2016) Geosciences Bridge Program

University of Minnesota Medical School, Lillehei Heart Institute, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - (2016) Summer Research Scholars Program, application - "Scholarships are open to high school students (ages 16 years or older) ..."

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience, Omaha, NE - (2016) Travis B. Lewis High School Scholarship Award - application

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (2016) Summer Mentoring and Research Training program in Methods in the Neuroscience of Drug-addiction (SMART MIND) - High School Teacher-Student Teams can apply - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2016) 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 (2016) Bioscience Summer Research Program for High School Students - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2016) Summer Research Apprentice Program - not sure if this is a paid program

US Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2016) "Applicatiions will open Janusry 2016" - Army Educational Outreach Programs - scroll down to Apprenticeships, then select SEAP )High School), HSAP (High School), REAP (High School) - various programs at many different locations

US Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2016) "Applications will open January 2016!" - Army Educational Outreach Programs - Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program - various programs at many different locations

US Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2016) "Applications will open January 2016!" - Army Educational Outreach Programs - Science and Engineering Apprentice Program - various programs at many different locations

Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2016) (some outdated 2015 information) - Program Dates : June 27 – August 19, 2016 Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research - gives preference for high school students in the Philadelphia School District