Heithoff-Brody High School Summer Scholars program

The Salk Institute is proud to present the Heithoff-Brody High School Summers Scholars program this summer. The program is offered as part of a partnership with the Biocom Institute Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship program. The eight-week paid internship is an opportunity for high school students to gain real-life experience performing scientific research while developing the skill sets needed for STEM careers. Students will be mentored by Salk scientists and have the opportunity to work in a Salk lab. The program will take place over the summer of 2021 and will include a hybrid format this year, allowing students to spend time in the lab with their mentor while also being expected to participate virtually in seminars, workshops, data analysis projects and other enrichment activities. At the end of the program, students will present their research projects to a virtual audience of their mentors, lab members, and families.

2021 Program Details 

The program is scheduled to take place from June 21st to August 13th. 

The program is a hybrid program, students will be expected to dedicate 25 – 30 hours per week to the program. Students will spend approximately 5 to 10 hours working in a Salk lab with their assigned mentor. When not working in the lab students will be expected to participate in virtual lab meetings, virtual seminars, and complete independent projects offsite.  

The deadline to apply is April 7th.

Program Requirements

  • Must be a San Diego County resident who has completed their most recent semester of high school at a public or private high school within San Diego County
  • At least 16 years of age on or before June 28, 2021
  • Successfully completed at least one year each of high school level chemistry and biology
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.75
  • Able to commit to 25-30 hours/week for the duration of the program with 5-10 hours per week spent in the lab with the remaining hours completed virtually 
  • Able to provide their own transportation
  • Applicants under 18 must be able to obtain a work permit from their school upon notification of hire. More information on work permits can be found at your school counseling office

Students will attend an unpaid pre-internship training course before beginning the 7-week paid internship program.

Availability description

The deadline to apply for the program is April 7th. 

The program is scheduled to take place from June 21st to August 13th.

Date(s)
-
Age/Grade Level
Grades 9-12
Cost Range
Free
Time of Day
Online/Hybrid
Opportunity type
Work-based Learning
Area of Interest
Biology / LifeSciences
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
No
NGSS Aligned?
No
Location Address:
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, California, 92037
Contact Name:
Madison Dodds
Email:
education@salk.edu
Telephone:

Heithoff-Brody High School Summer Scholars program

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