Summer Programs / Volunteer / Internships

This is a list of enrichment programs that are free or may provide scholarship opportunities. The programs listed vary
greatly in structure, focus, selection process, and location. Program dates have not been provided because they change
from year to year
. However, these are all programs that take place in the summer. Please check each program's website for current dates and deadlines.




2023 Wise Up! Summer Program: Deadline June 20th 2023

Since 1996, Wise Up! – The high school component of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) has been the foundation of immigrant youth organizing in Los Angeles and across the state of California. Wise Up!’s Summer Program is a six week non-paid Internship where high school students with a strong desire to get involved in their community will have the opportunity to learn about organizing and advocating for immigrant rights. In addition to personal and professional development, by the end of the program, youth will have a grasp on organizing basics, event planning, and benefit from peer college counseling. Students will also

take part in CHIRLA and Wise Up!’s general activities and actions. The Summer Program will culminate with a Statewide College Tour Trip where we will visit five to six colleges/universities. After the summer program ends, Wise Up! leaders are expected to use the organizing and leadership skills that they gained to become Wise Up! Representatives at their high schools.


Application due June 20th; must find own transportation to Downtown LA - see application for exact address.

Wise Up! Rep will be on campus Friday, May 26th in Rm 28 at lunch if you have any questions.



UC Davis: Young Scholars Program


  • The UC Davis Young Scholars Program offers summer research opportunities primarily in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising JUNIORS or rising SENIORS

Successful applicants will work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. All research will take place with UC Davis faculty and other affiliated field stations. In addition to these extraordinary research opportunities, participants will enjoy other opportunities to engage in science and research learning events, mini-lectures on current issues in scientific research, and opportunities to work with other talented students with similar interests. 


USC Summer Programs

  • Many rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors invest their summers in attending rigorous college preparation programs. When they attend summer programs at the University of Southern California (USC), high school students balance academic and college life as they prepare for college at one of the world’s leading private research universities. If your students are seeking an academic challenge this summer, we invite them to apply to the pre-college USC Summer Programs for high school students.
  • Offers 4-week courses in a variety of subjects. Students receive 3 units of transferrable USC elective credit. 
    • Architecture
    • Business
    • Engineering & info tech
    • Global Studies
    • Journalism
    • Performing Arts
    • Pre-Health/Science
    • Pre-Law
    • Writing & Critical Thinking 

Summer at UChicago

  • All Summer Session programs are designed for high school students ready to tackle undergraduate-level material.
    • Immersion
    • Pre-College Summer Language Institute
    • Summer College
    • UChicago Summer Online
    • One-week Enrichment
    • Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)
    • Stones and Bones   




University of Wisconsin at Madison. Wisconsin Engineering Summer Program -ESP 2022 dates are TBD. The 2022 ESP application will open early in the spring semester. 

Grades: 11, 12

Location: University of Wisconsin at Madison Campus

Cost: NO Cost. $500 stipend upon successful completion ($30 non-refundable application fee)

Brief Description: ESP is designed to focus on academic enrichment related to math, science, and engineering; provide an orientation to the UW-Madison environment and collegiate experience; and demonstrate the importance of early preparation for the college- bound student. Participants will interact with UW faculty/staff, students, program alumni and other talented peers who share the same interest in mathematics, science and engineering.

For more information:


Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo. Engineering Possibility in College (EPIC) - Application opens Feb 2022
Grades: 9 - 

Location: Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo

Cost: Financial Aid Available or $1,720

Brief Description: Your EPIC experience will include designing, building, and testing your own engineering project! You'll experience life on a university campus and meet new friends during activities that may include rock climbing, bowling, lawn games and hikes to the Cal Poly "P".Engineering from area companies will visit as guest speakers. EPIC will give away fun items and hand out free gifts. 

For more information:


Summer Minority Engineering Training Program (SUMMET) - Deadline February 1, 2022
: Colorado School of Mines Campus

Cost: NO Cost ($50 confirmation fee and $100 damage deposit will be required upon acceptance)

Brief Description: A science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and rigors of college. Students from across the nation stay in Mines' residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry/calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

For more information: visit:

Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) - Deadline March 18, 2022
Grades: 11, 12

Location: Santa Clara University

Cost: Free Application

Brief Description: This special summer experience is for high school students who have an interest in science, mathematics and
. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college and the nature of life at a university.

For more information: visit


Women in Engineering: Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland [email protected]
Grades: 9-

Location: University of Maryland Campus

Cost: $1300 for tuition, room, and board (full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need)

Brief Description: E2@UMD is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one-week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers.

For more information: For more information, visit or call 301-405-3283.

Summer Program at MIT (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) - Deadline February 1, 2022

Grades: 11

Location: MIT Housing

Cost: FREE tuition, room and board

Brief Description: MITES is a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and from MIT.

For more information: visit


Women's Technology Program MIT - Deadline January 15, 2022

Grade: 11th grade, must have taken the SAT

Cost: scholarships are available to attend WTP for free

Brief Description: Female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer. For more information visit


LA Board of Public Works

Work assignments may be in the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, environmental, and recycling. For work opportunities, visit





Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) - 
Grades: 9 - 12
(students must apply during 9th grade)
Cost: FREE
Location: Pomona College campus, Claremont, CA
Brief Description: An intensive 4-week summer academic program that serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally under-represented in higher education-students from the Los Angeles area and the Inland Valley who are first in their family to attend college, those from low income families and those who are African American or Latina/o. PAYS scholars participate in two core faculty-taught courses, Math/Problem Solving and Critical Inquiry: Analysis and Writing, additional electives, and rising 12th graders are given the rare opportunity to work on a significant research project under the direction of a Pomona College faculty member. For more information, visit 

CSUN Summer Academic Enrichment Program - 

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $850 plus lab fees 

Brief Description: Our Academic Program is for high school students The academic program is looking for students who want to earn high school credit during the summer, or to prepare them for college courses through their preview courses. The Academic Program has two distinct paths. A student can either enroll in one year-long course, or two semester long courses. Dates of program June 22nd-July 24th, 2020. For more information, visit


Cornell University Summer College Deadline Varies by Program
ades: 10, 11, 12

Location: Cornell University Campus

Cost: Three-Week Session - $6,020 Six-Week Session - $10,705 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: Three and six week programs are available. Programs offered in architecture, art, business, college success, computer and information science, engineering, environmental studies, film, history and politics, hotel management, humanities, law and government, medicine, psychology, research and science, and veterinary medicine and animal science. For more information: visit


A+ Summer PreCollege Applications Now Open
Grades: 11, 12

Location: Yale, Stanford, UCLA 

Cost: From $4,000-6,000

Brief Description:  In A+ Summer PreCollege, students focus on three core academic experiences: college level writing, college reading & research, and presentation skills. For more information: visit


Quest Bridge College Summer Program Applications Open February 2022

Location: Varies

Cost: Free Application + Full Scholarship 

Brief Description: Many selective colleges offer summer programs for high school students. Quest Bridge has partnered with Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, UPenn, Stanford and Yale to offer students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses on a top tier university campus while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to see first-hand what to expect from attending a selective university, however you must apply to the Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship. For more information, visit


USC Summer Program - 2022 Applications Now Open 

Grades: 10-12

Location: USC

Brief Description: USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 week summer courses. The summer program will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college. For more information, visit



Entrada Scholars - Deadline February 18, 2022

Grades: 11, 12 

Location: Calvin University

Cost: $750 confirmation fee, scholarship covers tuition + housing 

Brief Description: The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers ethnic minority high school students a "gateway" to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit. Scholars are assigned an academic coach, a trained teacher who attends classes with them  in the morning and leads a study period (academic coaching session) with the scholars following the class. Academic coaches model and teach scholars how to be successful in their specific course and in college. Scholars who successfully complete the program are awarded a $4,000 Entrada Scholarship for each year they attend Calvin, for up to five years. Entrada Scholars may also qualify for the $4,000 Mosaic Scholarship. For more information, visit


Notre Dame Summer Scholars - 

Grades: 11-12th 
Location: Notre Dame

Cost: $3.750 for tuition, room and board

Brief Description: The Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 24 programs of study. The coursework is a true preview of college academics and students will earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. For more information, visit


Emory Pre-College - 
Grades: 11th-12th

Location: Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: $70 for application, $4,000-8,500 based on program; scholarships are available

Brief Description:  The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who arethe leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week non-credit courses and six-week credit courses are available. Emory Pre-College students live together in a dorm on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life. For more information: visit 



Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civil Engagement - Deadline March 18, 2022

Grades: incoming 10-12th

Location: USC

Cost: FREE

Brief Description: Four -week program exposing local youth to media, technology, communication, journalism, public relations and civic engagement. For more information, visit


Rhode Island School of Design - 2022 Application are OPEN - Rolling Admissions 

Grades: 11, 12

Cost: $60 application fee, $10,055 for tuition, fees, and housings 

Brief Description: For 6 weeks, students with follow college level curriculum with day long studio classes, critiques and final projects. Students will be working alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students from around the world who will challenge, inspire, and encourage you to push your limits and produce your best work. Students will live like a RISD student, have access to resources and instructions and strengthen their portfolio. For more information, visit


Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Institute - Rolling Admissions

Grades: 9-11th 

Location: Washington University in St. Louis

Cost: Cost varies on program

Brief Description: The noncredit High School Summer Institutes explore a specialized interest, career, or major. Institute combines traditional undergraduate course and lab curriculum with field trips, guest lectures, and hand-on activities. Students in our High School Institutes live on campus and participate in a number of activities outside of class including college-readiness seminars, academic support groups, and variety of weekend outings and social events. Need-based scholarship assistance is available. For more information, visit


Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Scholars Program - Deadline April 1, 2020 - Rolling Admissions

Grades: 10-11th

Location: Washington University in St. Louis

Cost: $8,385 (5 weeks), $10,885 (8 weeks) 

Brief Description:In our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. 

high School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in college-readiness seminars, academic support groups,and a variety of weekend and evening social events. 

For more information, visit



UCLA Academic Courses 

Grades: minimum age requirement is 14

Location: UCLA

Cost:  Need based scholarships are available 

Brief Description: Academic Courses at UCLA are available for high school students to take classes alongside college students to experience the challenge of college academics, Students create their own schedule with the option to select one or two courses from a list of over 100 courses offerings. Some courses are fully online! For more information, visit


UCLA Summer College Immersion Program - 

Grades: incoming 11-12

Location: UCLA

Cost: Varies on programs,  Need based scholarships are available 

Brief Description:The UCLA Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) is a six-week, cohort-based academic experience designed specifically for rising juniors and seniors. Students will take two college courses alongside UCLA undergraduates and receive exclusive access to co-curricular components designed to foster academic capacity and college readiness. For more information, visit


St. John's College Summer AcademyGrades: 11-12

Location: St. John

Cost:  Need based scholarships are available 

Brief Description: St. John's College is the preeminent liberal college for intellectual students who want to t surround themselves with great books in philosophy, literature, math, science, and more. Just like undergraduate students at St.john's , Summer Academy students explore books by some of the worlds greatest thinkers and talk about their ides in a discussion-based classed led by our full time faculty. Participating in real, college-level coursework helps students prepare for college and college applications. having the opportunity to engage with other students whoa re excited to learn makes the experience even more rewarding! For more information, visit


Los Angeles Institute - 

Grades: 10-11

Location: UCLA

Cost:  FREE

Brief Description:The CLYLP Los Angeles Institute (LAI) was established in 2006 to inspire and motivate students from Southern California to become future leaders through public service. Open to 50 students from Los Angeles County, the three-day institute offers an impactful program designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region’s cultural and political landscape. Institute participants connect with education, business, political and community leaders and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities. Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.

For more information, visit





Samuels Latino & African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP) - 

Grades: 11

Brief Description: LA-HIP is a comprehensive yearlong internship program that combines biomedical research with college readiness workshops, academic enhancement and SAT preparatory curriculum. Students perform cutting-edge biomedical research experiments under the mentorship of scientists at the Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital. For more information, visit



CNSI Nano Explorers Program - Deadline: 
Grades: 9 - 12

Location: University of California, Los Angeles

Cost: $150 Registration and program fee $1390. Financial aid is available. 

Brief description: During this intensive 2-week program. Students will make connections between cutting edge scientific research,  popular culture and contemporary arts. Through historical retrospective, surveys of current art-science collaborations as well as science fiction movie screenings, students will be exposed to the interface of science, art and culture with a focus on multi-disciplinary collaborations that explore the possibilities and implications of technological innovation. Lab visits, workshops, hands-on experiments, and meetings with world renowned scientists will be balanced with visits to museums, daily movie screenings and meetings with famous contemporary artists who collaborate with scientists. For more information, visit



Iridescent: High School Explainers Internship Program - 
ades: Ages 10-18 (females students only)

Location: Los Angeles

Brief description: High school students’ support elementary and middle school students in the "Be an Inventor" program. Looking for motivated high school students interested in science and engineering to serve as mentors and educators for younger students, generate ideas and help us build and test hands-on activities. Interns will receive internship credit. For more information: Visit


The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) - 

Grades: 9-12 (female students only) 

Location: Smith's Campus

Cost: Application fee $50, tuition varies on program

Brief Description: The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for talented young women who are highly interested in science, engineering, and medicine. Participants will engage in hands on research with Smith's faculty in the life, physical science, and engineering. Students who will be in grades 9th-12th in the fall are eligible to apply. More than half of the students have received need-based financial aid to participate in the program. For more information: Visit

SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics + Science

Grades: At least 16 years old                                      .

Location: Carnegie Mellon Campus

Cost: $50 application fee. Free tuition, housing, and dining. However, students are responsible for books, supplies, transportation, and recreational expenses.

Brief Description: SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics + Science is a 6 week, rigorous, summer residential program for talented students entering their junior or senior year in high school. This program is designated for students who are interested in math and science and are considering careers in engineering, science, and other math based disciplines. Students will be involved in hands-on engineering and science projects. Students will receive preparation for standardized testing required for admission to selective colleges. For more information, visit

Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP)
Grades: 10
, 11

Location: Varies

Cost: FREE

Brief Description: SCAP offers sophomores and juniors, ages 16 and 17, an opportunity to spend two weeks at a scientific field  research station. SCAP is a competitive student fellowship program for students who excel in the arts and humanities, and have not had the opportunity to participate in a program like this before. Students are exposed to the latest scientific technology and innovative methodsFor more information:

SMASH Program - 
Grades: 10, 11

Location: UCLA Campus

Cost: FREE

Brief Description: SMASH is a free residential program that admits 20-40 current 9th grade students to participate in a five-week intensive computer science, math and science academy, For more information visit,


Stanford University Mathematics Camp 

Grades: 11,12

Location: Stanford University

Cost: $7000, Financial aid is available in the form of partial and full scholarships. 

Brief Description: SUMaC's goals are to bring mathematically talented and motivated high-school students from across the U.S. and the world to Stanford University for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits. For more information, visit



NASA Internships and Fellowships - Deadline 

Grades: High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students (must be 16 y/o) 

Cost: Stipends are available
Brief Description: NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agency wide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors. For more information, visit


UC Davis Young Scholars Program - Application opens January 15th

Grades: 10,11

Location: University of California, Davis

Cost: $25 application fee. Financial aid available based on need. 

Brief Description: A six-week residential program that offers high-achieving sophomores and juniors an opportunity to do mentored research in the natural sciences in university laboratories. For more information, visit


Earthwatch Institute - IGNITE - Grades10, 11

Location: Schoodic Education and Research Center in Acadia National Park, Maine, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Texas ,The Fox Hill Salt Marsh and The Marsh Meadows Salt Marsh along the Rhode Island coastline, Southwestern Research Station, Arizona,Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Colorado,Flathead National Forest, Montana or Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Cost: Free

Brief Description: Spend two weeks in summer 2020 in participating on a fully funded scientific research expedition alongside scientists and other students in a natural landscape. You and your peers will conduct a variety of field and laboratory research activities, collecting data on some of the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainability issues. For more information, visit






Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Future Latino Leaders Law Camp - Deadline February 28, 2022

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Location: Georgetown University

Cost: $50 non-refundable fee (fee waivers available upon request). Need-based financial aid available for students. 

Brief Description: The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day program in Washington, DC. Students live in college dorms and have a college experience while learning about the legal profession and legal procedure from practicing attorneys, law professors, and judges. Leadership skills will be developed in persuasion and negotiation, communication, and public speaking. Students work in teams with a law student camp counselor to prepare for a moot court competition. For more information, visit



Bank of America Charitable Foundation - Student Leadership - Deadline January 28, 2022

2020 Application Closed - 2021 Application Open November 2020

Grades: 11-12

Location: Local nonprofit organization + week in Washington, DC 

Cost: FREE

Brief Description: The Student Leaders program connects high school students to employment, skill development and service. They are awarded a eight week paid internships with local nonprofits like Boys and Girls Club of America and Habitat for Humanity. Students will learn first hand about the needs of their community and the critical role nonprofits play. They also participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, DC and learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. For more information, visit



Princeton University Summer Journalism Program -

Location: Princeton University
Cost: Free tuition and travel costs 

Brief Description: This is a 10 day program where students are expose to a range of opportunities available in the field of journalism. Students will also be introduced to basic skills they need to report for their own newspaper and production of a short documentary. Students will be able to visit major news outlets in NYC and present different perspectives. Through the Princeton Summer Journalism Program, students are encouraged to think critically about the world around them and the role of information in shaping the democracy. They will consider new ways to use their voice and its reach to empower themselves and others. After the program, students will be paired with a college counselor and professional journalist who will help guide them through the admission process to selective colleges and universities. For more information: visit





Berklee College of Music Summer Programs - Deadline Varies by Program

Grades: ages 12-18 depending on summer program 

Location: primarily Boston, MA, some programs are available in Los Angeles, CA

Cost: $50-100 registration fee, $650-5500 tuition based on summer program (merit based scholarship only available for the five-week Aspire Music Performance Intensive summer program)

Brief Description: Spend your summer making music with students from all over the world who share your passion. Study with renowned faculty who are the very best at what they do and get a taste of what Berklee, Boston, and college life are all about. For more information, visit


UCLA Department of Art Summer Art Institute for High School Artist-Rolling Admissions 

Grades: 8-12

Location: UCLA

Cost: $150 nonrefundable registration fee, $3000-$4000 tuition based on art program

Brief Description: Study at the world-renowned UCLA Department of Art this summer! The Art Summer Institute is designed for talented and highly motivated high school students. Each two-week session carries three units of UCLA college credit and is structured around a combination of daily, focused studio work, artist lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition. Students may enroll in one or both two week sessions and choose from drawing, painting, photography, sculpture or video and performance art. For more information, visit


Pre-College (Art and Design, Drama, Music Program) - Rolling Admissions

Grades: 11-12 

Location: Carnegie Mellon

Cost: $50 application fee, $800 enrollment deposit (full cost need based scholarship is available for students) 

Brief Description: These Pre-College Programs motivate, stimulates, and prepare students as emerging artists. Participants will have challenging lectures and courses, field trips and interaction with dedicated faculty. The programs provide learning and development opportunities for high school students both inside and outside of the classroom. For more information, visit





Los Angeles Pediatric Society Summer Medical Career Program - Deadline February 15, 2022

Grades: 11-12

Location: Varies

Brief Description: The mission of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society is to improve the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents through the collective efforts of its membership and to provide an organization for professional communication, education, and fellowship. The Program is best described as a medical mentorship/internship. Under the supervision of a medical facility coordinator, selected participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician and/or physician etc.). Most involved medical facilities run their programs Monday – Friday, about 8 hours a day, no nights or weekends; exact hours are determined by each medical facility coordinator. For more information, visit 


National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

Grades: 9th -12th (includes recent high school graduates)
Location: Various cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles

Cost: $3400-3600, some financial aid available.

Brief Description: An intensive 10-day program, students experience a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes shadowing practicing physicians, clinical site visits at the nation's top medical centers and meeting and interacting with faculty from world renowned medical institutions. Students will gain transformational medical school and career knowledge. The program will include fun and interactive curriculum that tests your personal and academic strengths in simulations and hands on clinical training. For more information, visit 


Stanford Medical Youth Science Program - 

Grades: 10-11 
ation: Stanford University

Cost: FREE

Brief Description: The SMYSP Summer Residential Program (SRP) is an annual science- and medicine-based enrichment program open to low-income and ethnically disadvantaged high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California. The program guides 24 ethnically diverse students through a five-week summer program held on Stanford University's campus. The program bolsters student's science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers including physician, medical researcher, pharmacist, etc. For more information, visit


STEP- UP (Short-term Research Experience) Charles Drew University of Medicine - Deadline: February 1, 2022

Grades: 11-12 (undergraduates are also welcome) must identify as underserved population 

Location: Varies

Brief Description: The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers. The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of  diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. For more information, visit



Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy - 

Grades: Must be at least 16 years old before internship begins, undergraduates are welcome
Location: City of Hope

Cost: FREE, but students must provide own housing 

Brief Description: Designed to engage the scientific curiosity and promote the potential cancer research careers of promising high school and undergraduate students from under-represented populations. Students gain full-time lab experience. Summer Academy students design and work on their own research projects in areas of their interests. City of Hope faculty members act as mentors providing guidance and support while encouraging independent thought and exploration. For more information, visit


National Cancer Institute - Grades: 11, must be 17 before

Cost: FREE, $3600 stipend awarded to student

Brief Description: Students selected as an intern will attend a mandatory safety training at the NCI-Frederick in laboratory techniques and safety procedures before their internship begins. Students will work for a mandatory eight weeks during the summer break between their junior and senior years of school under the Summer Cancer Research Training Award (SCRTA) Program. The Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program (SIP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick is designed to expose high school seniors to research and administrative management in a health care environment. The scientific interns experience the basic methods of cancer research through “hands-on” laboratory training. For more information, visit


Children's Hospital Health Professional Exploration Program

Grades: 9-11

Location: Children Hospital Los Angeles

Cost: FREE, students must have transportation

Brief Description: Children's Hospital Health Professional Exploration Program offers students an opportunity to observe medical procedures, participate in skill labs, CPR, job shadowing, and mock emergencies. This is a great opportunity for students to get a firsthand look at the world of health care. For more information, visit 


Kaiser Permanente LAUCH - 

Grades: 11, 12 (ages 16-19)

Location: Varies

Cost: FREE, paid internship at minimum wage for up to 40 hours/week

Brief Description: This is an eight-week paid summer internship. Interns will participate in weekly workshops and have many networking opportunities through work, community service and social events. The program encourages students from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities to apply. This opportunity best serves students who have no previous exposure to health care. For more information, visit: 


Samuels Latino & African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP) - Deadline February 4, 2022

Grades: 11

Brief Description: LA-HIP is a comprehensive yearlong internship program that combines biomedical research with college readiness workshops, academic enhancement and SAT preparatory curriculum. This program provides Latino and African-American public high school students that have a genuine interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with the opportunity to learn hands-on laboratory-based research and to support them in their quest to become scientists or physician scientists.Students perform cutting-edge biomedical research experiments under the mentorship of scientists at the Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital. For more information, visit





The Generation Google Scholarship and Summer Institute - 

Grades: 12

Location: Varies

Cost: FREE

Brief Description: Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. This is an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire tech leaders by supporting the study of computer science and software engineering. For more information, visit


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