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 2023 Summer Internship Program applications are now closed. Thank you to the many students who applied, and we hope to be a part of your journey to becoming future scientists and healthcare leaders. Notifications on application decisions will be emailed in March 2023. This summer's program dates are May 30, 2023 through August 4, 2023.

For questions regarding the internship programs, please email

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