The following is a list of summer research programs available to high school students. These programs provide opportunities for students to conduct cutting-edge research at numerous laboratories across the US and in a variety of scientific fields. Some programs offer stipends, while others require a fee for participation.
There are also opportunities at the CDC.
Duke University TIP program: Field Studies
Research Science Institute at MIT
NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP)
Summers of Discovery at NIEHS
Cornell University Summer Internship Program for High School Students
Boston University High School Honors Research Internship
Volunteer Research Training Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine - http://medschool.umaryland.edu/osr/summer_vol.asp
Baylor University High School Summer Science Research Program
High School Science/Mathematics Program (HSHSP), Michigan State University
Research Mentorship Program (RMP), University of California, Santa Barbara http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/RMP/rmp.html
Research and Extension Apprenticeship Program (REAP), Kentucky State University
STARS at University of Missouri in St. Louis
Summer research at the Rockefeller University in NY
Smith College in Massachusetts
Einstein Summer Science Research – George Washington University
Mini-Fellowships in Science Fields at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS): Volunteer of Summer Aide Program
High School Research Programs at MBID
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine - http://www.mdibl.org/edu/highschool.shtml
Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC),
Programs Available at the CDC:
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
The Global Health Odyssey Museum is pleased to announce the 2010 CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC), to be held at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. DDC is an academic day camp for upcoming high-school juniors and seniors who will be 16 years old by the first day of camp. Over the course of five days, campers will take on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the nation¹s health. Attendees also learn about the diversity of public health careers available, as they take on tasks associated with various jobs at CDC. Tasks are as varied as the careers covered - one morning might be spent learning the use of statistics in an outbreak investigation, while the afternoon covers the importance of communication. Other activities may include short lectures by CDC experts, a mock press conference in the CDC press room , or a public health law class. Campers will learn the methodologies used to track diseases in populations, basic lab procedures used in an infectious disease lab, and how public health research is applied at CDC. During the week, core academic subjects are used - math, science, language arts - in fast-paced sessions designed to challenge participants. No prior knowledge about public health or epidemiology is needed, but all attendees are expected to show up eager to learn and participate.
The CDC Disease Detective Camp will be offered twice during the summer of
2010: June 21-25 and July 19-23. Both sessions will offer the same activities and will last from 8:45 AM 4:30 PM each day. There is no cost associated with attending the camp, but each camper is responsible for bringing or buying his/her lunch.
The deadline for applications is April 2, 2010. Letters will be mailed to all applicants on May 3, 2010. For more information on the camp and the application process, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/camp.htm
Questions? First, go to the link above, if you still have questions, contact Judy M. Gantt, at email@example.com or 404-639-0831.
The CDC Disease Detective Camp is sponsored by the Global Health Odyssey Museum, Division of Creative Services, and the Office of Workforce and Career Development, CDC
COLLEGE STUDENTS - Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Opportunity Announcement
CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors to take place June 9-August 13, 2010. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and through shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to our website www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 16, 2010.
Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:
US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2010
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields.
Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2010 will not be accepted to this program.
For more information, please email LT Cory Moore, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS, Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at CLEH@cdc.gov