Apply to Stanford STaRS Internship

Applications are closed.
We will accept applications for the 2020 STaRS Internship
from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.


The 7-week STaRS Internship is for high school and undergraduate students considering careers biomedical/biological sciences. Students must be age 16 or older at the time of the program to apply. Students under 18 will require signed parental consent forms to work in a biochemistry laboratory.  Students do not need to be US citizens to apply. Interns are expected to commit to the entire 7-week internship.

How to Apply

Complete online application steps below between November 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. 

Step 1:

High School Students Apply Here

College Students Apply Here

Step 2:

Recommendation Form (Applicant should have form completed by teacher/instructor, etc.)

After Applying

Notification: Invitations to interview along with any additional requirements will be sent out by February 28, 2020.

Interviews: Scheduled during March 2020

Acceptance: Applicants notified of acceptance by end of March 2020.

Additional Requirements after Acceptance: Once accepted, students will be required to submit parental consent and complete several online training modules and forms.

Internship Dates: Typically the internship begins in late June and extends to the first week in August, exact dates to be determined. 

Important Dates

November 1, 2019 – Application opens

January 31, 2020 – Application deadline

February 28, 2020 – Invitations to interview

March 2020 – Interviews

March 31, 2020 – Applicants notified of acceptance


If you have additional questions not covered by the website, please contact Professor Jill Helms (