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

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, Ft. Detrick, MD - co-op (2018)

American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD (2017) - Hutton Scholars Program - Applications "Students who are current juniors and seniors in high school are eligible for the Hutton Program" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Arthritis Foundation (California) (2017) 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 (2017) Biodesign Summer Internship Program - "offers high school seniors and college undergraduates the chance to expand their learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom." application

Broad Institute Center for Genome Research, Cambridge, MA (2017) Broad Summer Scholars Program

Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA (2017) 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." - program application & Scholarship Application Form

Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO (2017) Summer Child Health Research Internship - "...summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors,..."

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA - (2017) 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 (2017) 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 (2017) High School Senior Summer Internship Program - Cincinnati area graduating high school seniors

City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA (2017) Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy - "Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students..."

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, NJ (2018) Summer Experience for Students (4 weeks long during month of July)

Cornell University, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY (2018) Summer Internships (scroll down to High School Internship) application

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA (2018) "The 2018 CURE application will open in fall of 2017" - 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 (2017) - Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program - not a paid opportunity

Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN (2018) Summer Research Program, "Applications will open in late 2017 and will be due Feb. 23, 2018" - nine-week program

Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA (2017) George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship Program, scroll down to High School Program - application

Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2017) High School Summer Internship Program (4-week program)

Maine Space Grant Consortium, Augusta, ME - co-op (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 (2017) 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

McLaughlin Research Institute, Great Falls, MT (2017) 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 (2017) High School Research at Science Park - scroll down to Summer Program in Cancer Research - application for "Current Texas high school Seniors who plan to enter college for the upcoming academic year"

MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions, Houston, TX (2017) High School Summer Program - scroll far down for more details - "Participants in the program receive a scholarship for the seven-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

Medical College of Wisconsin, Office of Student Affairs/Diversity, Milwaukee, WI (2017) 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" - not sure if these are paid opportunities

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA (2017) Monell Science Apprenticeship Program

Monmouth University, School of Science, West Long Branch, NJ (2017) Summer Research Program - "A limited number of openings are available for selected high school students"

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2017) Atlanta Sickle Cell Summer Research Program - "Current high school juniors and seniors who are members of underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds may apply; unable to provide or assist with housing, meals, or transportation for the program" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME (2017) High School and Undergraduate Education - scroll down to Undergraduate and High School Summer Research Fellowships - application

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (2017) "Dates for the 2017 Scholars Program will be announced soon. " - 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 (2017) 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 (2017) NEI Summer Intern Program, application

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD (2017) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - application

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD (2017) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research, application

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2017) Summer Student Program, application "...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 (2017) NIDDK Short-term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP - "for high school and undergraduate students..", application instructions - "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 (2017) Summer Internship Program (some outdated information) - "..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 (2017) Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences, application

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2017) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research, application - "..currently enrolled at least half-time in high school.."

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH (2017) 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 (2017) 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 (2017) "The application for the 2017 summer program will be available in mid-January 2017" - High School Student Research Education Program - "for San Diego County residents and have completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County" - "one-week unpaid boot camp followed by a seven-week paid research internship"

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA (2017) Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program

State University of New York College at Oneonta, Biological Field Station, Cooperstown, NY (2017) Internships Available for High School & College Students

The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA (2017) Educational Outreach Program - "..eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students.."

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (2017) 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 (2017) "The 2017 Helios Scholars at TGen application will be open online from January 4, 2017 to February 10, 2017. Please revisit this page for a link to the application." - 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 Hawaii, Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI (2017) 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 (2017) Geosciences Bridge Program - 6-week paid internship

University of Minnesota Medical School, Lillehei Heart Institute, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - (2017) 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 - (2017) Travis B. Lewis High School Scholarship Award

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (2017) Summer Mentoring and Research Training program in Methods in the Neuroscience of Drug-addiction (SMART MIND), application (select High School Team button- "summer research training experience for undergraduate students and high school teacher-student teams" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2017) 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 Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2017) Summer Research Apprentice Program, more details - "Applications will be available in January"

US Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2017) 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

Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2017) Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research - gives preference for high school students in the Philadelphia School District