STEM High School Internship Applications


Applications for Summer 2018 will open March 1, 2018, and are due March 31, 2018.


You will be notified of your application status in late April 2018.


Eligibility Requirements

The ideal candidate:


- Has a strong interest in science and in pursuing a career in research in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields


- Will have completed 11th grade and not have graduated from high school by the beginning of the internship (rising senior).


- Must meet two of the following three eligibility requirements to apply:


A. Belong to a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the STEM fields (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands)


B. Qualify for federal disadvantaged assistance, free or reduced-price school meals and/or other state or federal assistance


C. Identify with a social, cultural or rural/inner-city educational environment that could inhibit you from pursuing a STEM career


- Is responsible, motivated, reliable and able to work independently and as part of a team


- Will be available for the entire duration of the internship


- Will be on time and will stay for the duration of each day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


If there are any questions or concerns regarding these eligibility requirements, please contact the Science Education Department at


How to Apply

STEM Internship applications open Thursday, March 1, 2018, and are due Saturday, March 31, 2018. You will be notified of your application status in late April 2018.


To apply, complete the online application form and submit the following:


- Your contact information, including high school and school district


- Cover letter (500-word limit) addressing “Why do you want to participate in this internship at Seattle Children’s Research Institute?” Some helpful things to include: Tell us about your college and career goals and your desire to pursue research in the STEM fields.


- One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other professional, explaining why they think you would be a good fit for this internship, plus their contact information


Please contact the Science Education Department at if you have any questions.