• UW Allen School Changemakers in Computing

    Application Opens: Spring 2023

    Changemakers in Computing (CIC) is a summer 2023 program hosted by the University of Washington’s Allen School. This free program aims to serve Washington State high school students from systemically marginalized backgrounds. Students will be organized into Mentee* groups led by Mentors** who are current UW undergraduate students. Mentees will develop coding skills through culturally relevant project-based learning, learning about different areas of computing, explore the changemaking impact one can have through technology, receive support in pursuing continued learning, and building community with other changemakers – other Mentees, as well as Mentors.

    *Mentees: High school student CIC participants
    **Mentors: UW undergraduate students


  • UW School of Pharmacy Summer Camp

    Application Opens: March 2023

    The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the 2023 Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) summer camp! STEP is a 4-day program designed to inspire high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. Students engage in hands-on activities that provide an introduction to pharmacy practice and perspective on the numerous ways a pharmacist contributes to improving people’s health—in ways that go far beyond dispensing medications.

    STEP will occur summer of 2023, at the University of Washington campus and is open to students in grades 9-12, including incoming freshman.


  • Joint Science and Technology Institute

    Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023 11:59pm EST

    The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students (JSTI-HS) is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research program for current high school students in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. Students will participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.


  • Camp Blaze: Firecamp for Young Women

    Application Opens: February 2024

    Our vision is to empower, inspire and support strong women leaders.

    It is the mission of the Camp Blaze organization to:

    • Facilitate leadership camps and mentorship opportunities for young women in a fire service environment. 
    • Provide leadership and career development opportunities for women.
  • Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) Internship

    Application Deadline:  March 15th, 2023 at 4:00 pm PST

    Each January, Systems Education Experiences posts a job opportunity on the ISB careers website, enabling high school juniors to apply for a competitive, paid summer internship. This internship is very different than those typically found in research labs. The systems biology approach allows students to work with many specialists, directly involving the students in a variety of projects, using many types of technology and techniques. Students gain valuable microbiology, engineering, and computational experience. Due to the unique nature of this curriculum building and research-based laboratory experience, students are highly engaged in creative problem solving as well as both independent and group learning. The internships are focused on bringing these key opportunities to students who typically would not have access to a professional work environment and a state-of-the-art research lab.

    For more information visit the Institute for Systems Biology website here

  • Fred Hutch Summer High School Internship Program

    Application Deadline:  March 31st, 2023 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.


  • Seattle Children’s Research Training Program for High School Students

    Application Opens:  February 2023

    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 2023, we are offering two 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.


  • INSIGHT: Learning And Practice For Safer And Healthier Communities

    Application Deadline:  February 10th, 2023 11:59pm PST

    Join students from across the country this summer for an unparalleled research internship experience at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center campus in Seattle, WA.

    HIPRC’s Summer Research Program (INSIGHT) program is an intensive, eight-week summer internship for undergraduate students, graduate students and first-year medical students. Applications are open from mid-November to mid-January for the coming summer. INSIGHT provides paid research experience and mentorship for students who are interested in injury and violence prevention research. Participants are matched to research projects and partnered with health sciences faculty from across the University of Washington and work alongside peers and health professionals from an array of disciplines. Past research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury and violence prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential. The INSIGHT program is supported by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

    For high school students, we offer a four-week summer program designed to introduce students to medicine, public health and research. For more information on the high school program, visit the INSIGHT High School Page.


  • Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

    Application Deadline:  January 3rd, 2023

    The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program provides “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences.

    Established in 2008 by Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., Professor and Chair of the UW Department of Neurological Surgery, the program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. 

    Our hope is that students will be so excited by their work that they will desire to pursue an academic career in research and/or medicine.

    Our mission is to recruit and educate a wide spectrum of students from diverse backgrounds, focusing on those under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and broaden their knowledge base in the field of biomedical research, including translational, clinical and basic research; and to inspire students to pursue a career in research, medicine or allied fields, especially in Neuroscience.

    We are proud to announce that the program has recently received NIH support.


  • UW Engineering Academy

    Application Deadline:  TBA

    Engineering Academy is a summer program that brings together high school students from across Washington state. This academic program is designed to help you explore engineering and develop problem-solving skills essential to meeting the high standards of college-level math and engineering.