High school biology internships
If you are a New York high schooler looking for high school biology internships, there is the HOPP Summer Student Program, computational biology for Manhattan program for New York high school students who are 14+. In this program, students get hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science. Stipend – $1,200 is paid bi-weekly, for the eight-week program.
Students in the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology program are introduced to the field of fisheries science and aquatic resource management. This is done by placing selected students in 8-week, paid summer internships among fisheries agencies and institutions. Students who live and have residency in the United States, Mexico, and Canada are eligible to apply. The program is open to all current high school students in the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 regardless of race, creed, or gender.
3) Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) science research | High school biology internships
There is also the Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) science research for sophomore and junior high schoolers in Alameda, Contra Costa or San Fran counties who are 15+. The program seeks to broaden students’ understanding of biotechnology, microbiology, and biofuels. In addition to completing a research project, the program also exposes students to career exploration and preparation for the college application process. Students will receive a stipend of $1,500 for the program from June 22, 2022 to July 29, 2022
A stipend of $1,000 is paid in two increments during the summer. The 2022 ASE internship application will open on January 10th, and is due Friday, March 4th 2022 @ 11:59PM. Start by browsing current internships. You will notice that some positions have a minimum age listed, but if no specific age is listed, the position is open to rising 10th, 11th, or 12th graders who live within 50 miles of the position location. See the ASE Experience for more about eligibility.
These internships take place throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Vancouver, and Bend. Mentor organizations include universities, hospitals, research institutions, and private companies. Internships are eight-week, full-time summer positions, designed by mentors themselves. You must live near our internship locations (usually in the Portland-Metro area, and the Albany/Corvallis/Eugene areas) OR have adult family or friends that you can live with during the summer near our internship locations. (ASE does not provide housing for students and does not allow students to live on their own.) If you apply for in-person positions that are greater than 50 miles from your home address or local address provided on your online application, ASE will remove your application from those positions.5) Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM)
There is also the Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM). This program is for Milwaukee, Wisconsin high schoolers. Housing is not provided. The AIM programs are free for all participants. Students receive a one-time stipend at the end of the program. The Medical College of Wisconsin offers this program.
6) Aspiring Scientists’ Summer Internship Program Science Research | High school biology internships
For students 16+. ASSIP was established for high school and undergraduate students who are passionate about science and eager to gain practical science, technology, engineering and math experience. Selected students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis-driven questions. Students will be admitted by application and mentor interview. Visit assip.cos.gmu.edu to learn more. High school students in any state can apply for this program.
The Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship Program at U-M strives to expand interest in basic science research by bringing high school students from under-resourced areas to U-M to become immersed in a hands-on science laboratory experience. High schoolers We are recruiting students from select communities across Michigan — including rural and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. High school student interns will spend six weeks on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus working with a team of researchers in the life sciences. They will conduct their own research project, and gather results that contribute to cutting-edge research. At the end of the experience, our Aspirnaut interns will present their findings to peers and mentors.
Interns will receive a stipend to participate in the program, which will be divided into three payments over the course of the program. This program is for all high school students in any state. Housing is provided in a campus residence hall and the program plans on double occupancy (shared rooms).
The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders in any state but interns are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation during their internship which will take place in Seattle. The program does not provide or arrange housing. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. Selected interns attend an orientation day, then begin the internship with one week of hands-on training on laboratory safety techniques and skills in the Fred Hutch Training Labs. For the remaining seven weeks, interns are paired and immersed in mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group in Seattle. Interns also participate in research education seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. The program culminates with intern presentations to the Fred Hutch community.
- Rising high school 12th grader
- Strong scientific interest and academic background
- Ability to attend a Zoom interview with the selection committee
- Available for the entire eight-week program in Seattle.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and agree to follow Fred Hutch safety procedures while on campus
The Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens (BRBT) program provides opportunities for Baltimore City high school students to experience hands on biomedical research in a state-of-the-art research facility at Johns Hopkins University. BRBT paid internships are five days a week for five weeks. The hourly pay rate is $12.50 per hour.
A main eligibility for this program is to live within Baltimore City limits and attend a Baltimore City Public School who can do the program between their high school junior and senior year and after their senior year.
Below is the eligibility for this program:
The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research supports a limited number of internships for the Montgomery County Public School students in Maryland. To do this program you must be at least 16 years old and be a rising junior or senior. The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for highly motivated students to do research with mentors in various fields of biotechnology. Students are paid.
This program is for Wisconsin high schoolers. Students may elect to complete a two-year apprenticeship or a one-year senior internship. The program includes paid training in an industry or UW-Madison research lab. Students receive high school credit for their work experience (450 hours required per year) and for participation a specialized biotechnology course held weekly during the Academic Year at the BTC Institute. To get involved in this program it says to talk to your ‘school to career counselor’.
From mid-March through mid-May, students attend a Lab Training Program (AKA BioBuilder’s Apprenticeship Challenge) twice a week after school ⎯ as well as Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon ⎯ to work in biodesign teams. During this period, students may also interview and possibly advance to a six-week paid summer internship. To do this program you must be a high school students from metro-Boston, Massachusetts. There is a small stipend ($100) for students who successfully complete BioBuilder’s Apprenticeship Challenge held March through May. All students are then encouraged to pursue one of the paid summer internships that the Apprenticeship Challenge may help arrange. Summer placement opportunities and compensation amounts will vary.
The Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites highly motivated high school students with a strong interest in science to spend six weeks at the Broad Institute over the summer. We match students with Broad scientists to conduct original, cutting-edge research projects in areas such as: cancer biology, psychiatric disease, chemical biology, computational biology, infectious disease, and more. There is a $3,420 stipend. To apply you must be a rising senior in high school (i.e. students can apply their junior year) and attend a high school in MA within commuting distance to the Broad. Read more of their eligibility requirements on their website.
BTI High School Research Experience is open to current high school students over the age of 16 by the start of the program who currently reside in the Ithaca region or surrounding counties and live within a reasonable daily commute to Cornell University for this in person summer program. Students will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the 6-week program. Housing and meal stipends are not provided for students f. Students cannot be graduating seniors and must be 16 years or older by the start of the program.
15) Cancer research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center for high schoolers with native american ancestry
The program is for Omaha Nebraska high school students (over age 16) and undergraduate students with Native American ancestry. Students will participate in community-based cancer research projects and/or laboratories at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Financial support may be available to undergraduates for housing, food and travel to Omaha during the summer. Experiences include summer research projects and for students located in either the Omaha, NE, metropolitan area or the Phoenix, AZ, metropolitan area, part-time projects during the school year. Research experiences can be tailored to students’ interests. Students may receive payment for their participation.
Careers in Science is a multi-year, year-round, paid internship and youth development program for San Francisco high school students 9th and 10th graders who come from communities underrepresented in STEM, including girls and students of color. To be eligible for the program you must be currently enrolled full time as a 9th or 10th grade student in an SFUSD school.
Conclusion: There are a lot of high school biology internships. You can view more high school biology internships on the home page of this website horizonworldwide.org where there is a master list table of high school internships. You can filter the table by clicking “science” in the category dropdown.
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