At the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, high school students spend the summer working in research laboratories. Students are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers. This program enables graduate students to serve as supervisors, prepares high school students for college and helps strengthen the connections between Stanford and local high schools. Since 2004, over 250 high school students have worked in our research labs and learned about the process of science first hand. We offer several different options, with different areas of focus and time commitments. Regularly we have talks, lab tours, and field trips as a group that have been turned into our remote education program during the pandemic. This is a time that interns get to learn about the broad field of Earth and environmental sciences. Young Investigators is not a camp and organized social activities are limited.
The high school internship program is an annual program. Read the qualifications on the frequently asked question page. The application for all programs is released by February 1 and is due March 15. View and prepare your application questions/essays. Late applications are not considered; there are always more qualified students than placements. Make sure you read about the options. Here are some tips for you before you start your application. In 2021, everything is all remote/online.
by February 1: Application Available
March 15: Applications Due - The application for 2021 is closed.
March 25: Letter of Recommendation Due
About May 1: Acceptance letters sent out
Young Investigators are expected to work during regular working hours during the week. Interns must live and go to high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please check Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
All programs in 2021 will be conducted remotely on Zoom. The application is closed and we do not accept late applications.