Summer Internship Program for High Schoolers

Translational Research for High School Students

Omkar Borikar (Right), 2019 High School Research Intern

The Summer Internship Program for High Schoolers allows high school students to receive training in a translational research lab and gain skills as they work on a project. Additionally, the High School Research Internship has a career and professional development curriculum that provides tools on college selection, scholarship applications and scientific writing. Students have access to Houston Methodist's renowned faculty mentors who help guide them through proper lab techniques, as well as assigning each intern with their own study or focus area in an active research project. By participating in events such as a welcome reception, sporting events, and a variety of guest speaker presentations, each intern realizes the opportunity for both professional growth and the expansion of their scientific peer network. The summer culminates in a scientific poster symposium where students present the results of their research to some of Houston Methodist's leading scientists.

Application Instructions & Internship Timeline


The application timeline for the 2022 Summer Internship Programs has ended. We want to thank the many students who applied and look forward to being a part of your journey to becoming future scientist and healthcare leaders. Notifications on acceptance will be distributed as soon as our selection committees have concluded their considerations. Program updates will be posted here as soon as schedules are finalized, as well as announcing the 2023 internship dates later this year. For any questions, please see our contact list below.

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Internship Housing

The internship is located at the main Houston Methodist hospital campus in the Texas Medical Center. Our program does not offer any direct housing placements for interns. Interns accepted into the program are responsible for their own housing arrangements, however, a list of recommendations will be provided by administrators during the onboarding process. Check back in February for updates on these housing options.


Thank you for your interest in our internship, and we wish you all the best of luck.