Apply for STaRS Internship Program


The 7-week STaRS Internship is for high school and undergraduate students considering careers biomedical and 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.

Once accepted, students will be required to submit parental consent and complete several online training modules and forms.

Applications for 2021 STaRS Internship Program are now open.

Location: Virtual or face-to-face (TBD)

How to Apply

  • Fill out the appropriate application form (1 letter of recommendation to be uploaded in form, no guidelines/restrictions for recommender).
  • No transcripts needed or accepted.
  • No word limit for the responses.



High School Students Application

College Students Application

STaRS 2021 Application Timeline

November 1, 2020

Applications Open

January 20, 2021

Applications Close

End of February 2021

Candidates notified for interviews

March 2021 (Exact date TBD)

Interviews conducted

End of March 2021

Final candidates selected for program and notified

Administrative Contact

If you have additional questions, please contact STaRS Internship Program Administrator, Ariel Chou:

Ariel Chou, Administrator
STARS Internship Program