The Volunteer High School Internship Project

High school students are invited to apply for an 8-week or 10 week Summer internship opportunity. This program provides real research experiences in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as well as in business, communication, marketing, and other areas that support NASA’s mission. APPLY HERE

This internship will allow you to work side-by-side with NIH biomedical researchers for eight weeks over the summer. You can also choose to complete one of their subprograms: the first is called HiSTEP, and it’s geared towards economically disadvantaged students in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. to provide an introduction to STEM and leadership development. HiSTEP 2.0 is an option for HiSTEP graduates and general high school students in the Bethesda area.

For the general NIH internship, you’ll need to be at least 17 years old by June 15 of the year of your internship, and you’ll need to live close to one of the NIH campuses. APPLY HERE

Get paid to work directly with a mentor at the Idaho National Laboratory! This laboratory is the Department of Energy’s national leader in nuclear energy, although they also contribute to other research areas such as national security and and environmental science.

You’ll need to be at least 16 years old to apply and be prepared to commit to a full-time schedule over eight weeks in the summer. The application closes on June 3. APPLY HERE

Get an inside look at healthcare research with an internship at the National Cancer Institute. As a scientific intern, you’ll develop the foundational skills needed to complete biomedical research and have a designated mentor who can share their educational and professional experiences with you.

To be eligible, you need to be a junior in high school at the time of application and be at least 17 years old by the start of the program in June. You also need to have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 and the Hepatitis B vaccines. Start your application by creating an NCI account and then filling out the internship application when it becomes available in October.