Summer Internships for MD/DC/VA High School Students

Listed below is a list of local (MD/DC/VA) internships for high school students; few may include opportunities for college students.  As indicated, a few application deadlines have passed, so remember them for next year.  However, if you are interested in any active application site(s), act promptly obtaining and submitting the required form and documents. The assignment roles vary from stipend to volunteer.  Any internship, regardless of its status, is a great learning and networking experience for high school and college students.  Google the site, if necessary, to access information.  Many thanks to my friend, Nancy Griesemer, for her assistance.
George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) is seeking high school students with a passion for science and a desire to gain practical scientific experience during the summer of 2014.  Applications to participate in programs located in laboratories at Mason’s Prince William and Fairfax campuses are now available online. ASSIP participants have the opportunity to work with scientists trying to solve some of the most complex problems in genomics, medicine, neuroscience, biodefense, bioinformatics, and bioengineering. As a bonus, many students have the opportunity to see their names included in articles published in scientific journals or their work presented at prestigious scientific conferences.  Applicants must be 16 years old as of the first day of the program, which starts on June 26, 2014. There is no stipend offered, and students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. ASSIP is a highly competitive program. Science courses completed, cumulative GPA, volunteer/work experience, and personal statements will be considered. Interviews and letters of recommendation will be required for highly qualified candidates. High school students are competing with undergrads for 50 slots. An application form is currently available on the ASSIP website and must be submitted no later than February 15, 2014, by 11:59 pm EST. For more information as well as a list of mentors and departments participating in the 2014 program, visit the George Mason Website
Listed below are regional (MD/DC/VA) internship opportunities for high school students.  A few deadline dates have passed; however, many are still active so do your research expeditiously, if interested.  Some of these are “salaried” positions, some have stipends, and some are strictly volunteer assignments. They are all highly competitive. If you have missed the application deadline date, consider it for next year.


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