Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world

Current Opportunities for Stanford University

Earth Sciences High School Internship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023
Description: At the School of Earth Sciences, high school students spend the summer working in different laboratories. The students work on existing research projects in geology and environmental sciences, and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers. This program enables graduate students to serve as supervisors, prepares high schools students for college and serves to strengthen the connections between Stanford and local high schools.  In 2013 we began offering two different programs – the general internships and the history of life internships. Please see the program website to learn about the different options in Earth sciences.  

SIMR - Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: February 20, 2023
Description: The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

Summer Research Program for Teachers/CERTS

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
Description: Stanford’s Summer Research Program for Teachers (SRPT) offers eight-week research fellowships for teachers of middle school and high school who teach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teachers work in a Stanford lab four days a week, and meet once a week as a group for science and engineering lectures by Stanford faculty, lab tours, and seminars on teaching.

Beginning in summer 2013, a subset of these teachers was funded by the National Science Foundation in a complementary program called Computing and Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers (CERTS). The expectations and activities for CERTS and SRPT are identical.

The purpose of this program is to re-energize teachers, expose them to a broad array of scientific fields, give them in-depth, hands-on research experience, and send them back to their classes filled with more confidence and enthusiasm and increased knowledge about the world of science and engineering research and its applications.

Contact Information

Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford , CA 94305