STEM Internship

STEM High School Internship Activities


About the Program

Seattle Children’s Research Institute is committed to cultivating 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 from underrepresented groups in STEM the opportunity to apply for a paid internship position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.


Selected interns engage in cutting-edge research, work with leading research scientists, learn essential laboratory skills and take part in workshops on ethics, laboratory safety, college readiness and career exploration. This internship provides students with a solid foundation for a future research career in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.


The program does not provide or arrange housing for interns.


Please note that this internship is best suited for underrepresented students in STEM interested in laboratory research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Please visit the High School and Youth Service Projects or Summer Nurse Camp pages if you are interested in volunteer or clinical positions at Seattle Children’s Hospital.


To learn more about other internships and training opportunities at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, please visit the Office for Training, Education and Research.



Program Dates

Approximately over 4 weeks in June-July 2018, the exact dates will be determined by February 2018



8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle (map)


Interns will receive:

- The opportunity to work directly with world-class mentors at the research bench


- Transportation assistance to and from Seattle Children’s Research Institute


- Daily lunch


- A stipend upon completion of the internship


- Workshops about ethics, lab safety, college readiness, and career exploration