Apply for STaRS Internship Program

Dear Applicants,

The last two years have challenged us all in unexpected ways. This is true for our learning in classrooms as well as for our hands-on learning opportunities in labs. We have been continually inspired by the perseverance and determination in our STaRS participants, who in 2020 transitioned from an in-person internship to an on-line learning experience with grace and determination. We thought, like most of the world, that vaccines would lead to a re-opening of laboratories and thus we had high hopes of holding an in-person internship for Summer 2021. 

The recent rise in variant-driven COVID cases around the nation and world dramatically altered that plan and as a consequence, an amazing group of passionate and enthusiastic 2021 STaRS students were denied their opportunity to come to Stanford. 

As we look ahead to Summer 2022, we made the decision to extend to those 2021 STaRS students the opportunity to come to the lab during Summer 2022. That means we've suspended applications from new individuals for this cycle. We're sorry if this causes an inconvenience to your summer planning, and hope that you will apply next year for Summer 2023. 

With the same grace and determination as our students have exhibited, we will remain committed to the mission of STaRS, to light the future of regenerative medicine.


STaRS Team


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.

Administrative Contact

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

Ariel Chou, Administrator
STARS Internship Program