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High School Student Internship Program

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Students conduct basic biomedical research in a laboratory under the supervision of a Scripps scientist. The program emphasizes the scientific process, research planning, bench experience, experimental design, data analysis, and interaction with laboratory personnel. Student participants also attend scientific seminars throughout the course of the summer that introduce them to a wide array of research topics.

Students are expected to work in the laboratory for a six-week period, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, from early June through mid July. Students must arrange for daily transportation to and from the Scripps Florida campus in Jupiter. The Scripps Research Institute does not provide transportation or housing arrangements for program participants. 

In addition to attending weekly seminars during the summer, students are expected to:

  • Submit a written scientific abstract at the conclusion of the program
  • Make an oral presentation at the conclusion of the program


The next high school internship program on the Florida campus will take place from June 5 to July 14, 2017. The 2017 application period is now closed. Applications for the 2018 summer program will be available on or around January 1, 2018.


Students are awarded a stipend of $11.50 per hour for the six-week summer program.