January 11, 2024

Fred Hutch Summer High School Internship Program

Fred Hutch Summer High School Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 24th, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST

The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. Selected interns attend an orientation day, then begin the internship with two weeks of hands-on training on laboratory safety techniques and skills in the Fred Hutch Training Labs.  For the remaining six weeks, interns are paired and immersed in mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group in Seattle. Interns also participate in research seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers, and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. The program culminates with intern presentations to the Fred Hutch community.


2024 Program Dates

Orientation Day: June 2024, Date TBD, 6–8pm

Session 1:  July 29th – August 9th, 2024, 9am–4pm

Session 2: August 12th – 23rd, 2024, 9am–4pm


Students should…

  • Be starting 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2024
  • Have completed introductory biology by Summer 2024
  • Be interested in learning more about cancer research and related careers

The application portal will be online here and will close at 11:59 pm on March 24th.

Please contact us at HSinternship@fredhutch.org with immediate questions. If you are looking for other opportunitites, please check out the Catalog of Biomedical Research Internships.