High School Internships

  • Interns
     

 

The Summer Internship application is now open. Please apply here. Applications are due by February 1, 2021.

COVID-19 Note: Please understand that the availability of our internships are dependent on health situations. We reserve the right to cancel internships (as we did in the summer of 2020) if the University does not allow external student access to our labs. We cannot at this time host virtual internships. 

Expectations of Interns

  • Must be a rising senior
  • At least 6 weeks of commitment, varies with internship
  • Proper behavior for a research lab
  • Fulfilling all deadlines
  • Complete post-internship survey
  • Women, underrepresented minorities (Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Alaskan), first generation, and low-income populations are encouraged to apply

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Fill out the information form online
  • Two letters of recommendation from school staff - teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, coaches, etc
  • HS Transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter that discusses the following items: What your research interests are or if you are interested in working with anyone in particular; the most challenging project or activity that you worked on in school; and your plans for the future
  • Internship Packet (Minors, Adults) - Please do not complete any spaces regarding laboratory, mentor, research, or faculty information.
  • Letter signed by high school (counselor or administration) confirming that the school recognizes the GRASP internship program as a valuable education experience because this is an unpaid internship, not a job. The letter may merely state "X school recognizes the educational value of participating in an internship at the GRASP Lab." A one line letter is fine. No application will be accepted without this letter.
  • Two references (21+)
  • Submission of 2 examples of science writing (e.g., lab reports)

Submit all documents (except recommendations which may be sent separately) in PDF form in one email to danuueda@seas.upenn.edu.
If your application is selected, you will be invited in for an interview.