Here is some information about how to find an internship.

The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program places outstanding high school and college students in the world renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Through this internship students receive hands-on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Interns participate in either basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research.

For rising juniors and seniors [All applicants must have reached their 17th birthday by June 1. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.] US citizen or permanent resident.All qualifying applicants will be considered for internships at both locations. While every effort will be made to accommodate applicant preferences, all internship assignments are final.

Every year, through our Bank of America Student Leaders program we help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry Summer Youth Intensive Program (SYIP) entails 9-months of remote coaching from an assigned mentor in a faculty research group and a 4-week onsite internship in the assigned faculty research group is now accepting applications.

SYIP is designed for the most accomplished high school students who are passionate about learning and doing scientific research in chemistry, biochemical engineering, material science, or related fields, and who are focused on maximizing their future success in college.

Boston University RISE - Research Internship in Science & Engineering - For juniors only. Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, BU RISE students work on a research project designed by their professor for forty hours each week of the program. You will perform research in your chosen discipline while acquiring invaluable technical and analytical skills as well as insight into the scientific process. We offer hands-on research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, neuroscience, physics, and psychology. RISE provides two research tracks: Research Internship and Research Practicum.

Buck Institute for Research on Aging - Each summer the Buck Institute for Research on Aging provides a seven-week research internship to prepare local high school students for careers in biomedical and Geoscience research. With up to 20 research mentors participating, students have the opportunity to explore research involving the aging process and aging-related diseases. Through mentorship in their lab, students develop the skills and background necessary to pursue research science. Students are encouraged to visit Buck Institute faculty websites to read about the research being conducted at the Buck and to indicate an area of interest when applying for the program. High school students who have completed at least one Advanced Placement science course (or equivalent). Non-local students are invited to apply, but must arrange their own housing if accepted. (Novato, CA

Camp Galileo Summer Camps - They’re sign makers, attendance takers, office assistants, lesson helpers, game leaders, skit planners and all-around can-doers who work to keep camp running smoothly. Internships are paid and available to applicants who will be 16 or older by the start of employment (the first day of camp at your location). Several Bay Area locations.


The CHORI Summer Student Research Program is designed to provide an unsurpassed opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of basic and/or clinical research for three months during the summer. The program pairs students with one or two CHORI principal investigators who serve as mentors, guiding the students through the design and testing of their own hypotheses and methodology development. At the end of the summer, students present their research to their peers just as any professional researcher would do. The undergraduate student program is 9 weeks, typically from the second week of June through the second week of August. Exact dates of the program vary and will be posted on the summer student program website as well as emailed to the students upon acceptance to the program. Eligibility requirements look for students with backgrounds considered under-represented in the sciences. See website for description. All selected eligible students will receive a stipend during their participation. Stipends vary by student type and granting agency. Once selected, the stipend details will be sent to you by e-mail, and you will have the opportunity to review the program offer for final acceptance Application due Feb. 8.

CreaTV San Jose - Interested in becoming a volunteer or an intern at CreaTV San Jose? We offer a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities that provide hands-on training and experience in digital media production, programming and marketing.

Production volunteers and interns learn how to produce digital media in our HD production studio, hone their skills on our Your TV practice show, participate in field shoots at local community events, and more! Marketing volunteers and interns assist the Marketing Director in social media site management, event promotion and public relations. Programming interns support our cable and online content, manage various types of media, create content promoting CreaTV and bolster the variety of programming airing on the channels we manage.

Genomics Research Internship Program at Stanford: GRIPS

(formerly GeneCamp)

Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine is a hub of interdisciplinary research in genomics with a goal towards improving human health. As part of our commitment to education, we offer a summer internship program to SF Bay Area High School students. Our Center has unofficially hosted dozens of students every summer since 2000. We formalized the process starting 2015 with the Gene Camp program. If you are a Bay Area High School student who wishes to learn more about genetics and genomics, please look through the information provided in Application Process and FAQ pages. Internships are offered in computational as well as laboratory sciences. We collaborate with multiple faculty members to find volunteer mentors. There is no charge to participate.

Eligibility Requirements: SF Bay Area High School Students who are 16 or older by internship start date. Application due March 5.

Perception Science Internship at UC Berkeley - This internship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel research paradigms. Additionally, students will learn advanced computer coding and statistical analysis techniques that are fundamental to a successful career in all scientific fields.

NASA Internships - NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.

Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

Participating students spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research. Program dates are fixed and cannot be changed. Students are expected to participate 8 continuous weeks. No vacation time is allowed during these eight weeks. It is strongly recommended to apply to laboratories that are close to your residence. No travel/relocation allowance will be provided. The stipend amount for new students will be $3,300 for the 8 weeks. Returning students will receive $3,800 for the 8 weeks. Payments will be distributed bi-weekly via direct deposit.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school students who have completed at least Grade 9. A graduating senior is eligible to apply
  • Must be 16 years of age for most laboratories. Some laboratories may accept a 15 year old applicant. Please check individual lab description for more details.
  • Applicants must be US citizens and participation by Permanent Resident Aliens is limited. Please check individual lab descriptions for participation of Permanent Resident Aliens.

Science Internship Program (SIP) at UCSC - The Science Internship Program provides motivated, advanced students with a unique opportunity to work and learn at a premier research institution. SIP is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high-school interns. The research projects are REAL in that they are NOT made up just for the high-school students; instead students are inserted into existing research projects here at UCSC.

Stanford University Unpaid Internships - Students must be at least 16 years old to hold an internship within a research lab. Please go to website to understand the process for finding an internship at Stanford University

Stanford Science Technology and Reconstructive Surgery (STARS) Internship

A Summer Internship at Dr. Jill Helms lab at Stanford University is part of her ongoing effort to get young students interested in Science. The laboratory is located at 1651 Page Mill Road. Our laboratory is committed to sharing with the selected candidates the excitement, sense of discipline, and great satisfaction that a career in science can be.

Internships last for seven weeks, from mid-June through the 1st. wk. of August, and are awarded to outstanding high school, and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in a given field.

A candidate must be at least 16 years old by the time the internship begins. This is an unpaid opportunity.

Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship - For students interested in medicine. Sessions with current medical students, residents and medical school admissions officers. Engaging lectures that provide a glimpse into different specialties. Interaction with standardized patients to learn the art of diagnosis and treatment.

Startup Wonder has Internships for the following: Assistant Instructor, Social Media, Operations, Marketing, Curriculum Design

Student Program - Bon Appetit@Google This 8-week Summer Student Program is an exciting and rewarding experience for students interested in Hospitality and Food Service. Bon Appétit helps students identify many of the careers available in these fields by providing real-life experience working in an active Cafe. Students work under the guidance of a mentor from the Bon Appétit Management Team.

High School Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (HS-SIP) - High School SIP provides an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. HS-SIP internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, and students must begin on one of two start dates in June.

U.S. Intelligence Internships

Multiple programs. Go to website.