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High School Internship Program

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Applicants must:

  • be San Diego County residents and have completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County;
  • be at least 16 years of age on or before June 25, 2018;
  • have successfully completed at least one year each of high school-level chemistry and biology;
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0;
  • commit to 40 hours/week for the duration of the program;
  • provide their own transportation; and
  • be able to obtain a work permit (if under age 18) from their school upon notification of hire. (More information on work permits can be found at your school counseling office.) 

A special emphasis is placed on identifying and recruiting first-generation college-bound students as well as those from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences (e.g., African-American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander, or Native American students).

If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Life Sciences Summer Institute at If you have any questions about the types of research selected summer interns experience at The Scripps Research Institute, contact TSRI's Office of Educational Outreach at