January 11, 2024

Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Seattle Children’s Research Training Program for High School Students

Application Due: March 10, 2024, at 11:59pm

Seattle Children’s Research Institute is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce, and inspiring the next generation of scientists, physicians and healthcare workers. During the summer, our Science Education Department offers high school students the opportunity to learn more about biomedical research.

For summer 2024, we are offering an in-person programs led by PhD-level scientists and educators. Students will learn how to work in a research laboratory environment and learn about topics including biochemistry, immunotherapy, gene editing, and infectious diseases. Students will also participate in workshops on college readiness and career exploration. These programs provide students with a solid foundation for a future career in biomedical research. There is no cost to participate.


  • The Research Training Program is open to current 10th grade (rising junior), 11th grade (rising senior), or 12th grade (graduating senior) high school students who have not yet applied to college.
  • Students must have a strong interest in one of the following fields: biology, biochemistry, microbiology, public health, or a related scientific field. Prior knowledge of these fields is not required.
  • Students must be able to reside within commuting distance of downtown Seattle for the duration of the program. The program does not provide or arrange housing for students. Prior formal research experience is not required. Program applicants seeking their first research experience will be prioritized over applicants who have completed other research programs and/or internships to optimize the program’s impact.

Click here for more information and to apply!