Apply for STaRS Internship Program

Dear Applicants,

We are so excited to open applications for our 2023 summer internship! These last few years have taught us that learning can take place even when a tsunami of COVID-19-related events stymied our in-person learning. We’ve been truly inspired by the perseverance and determination of those STaRS participants that experienced the internship remotely with incredible grace and determination.

We are hoping that Summer 2023 will allow us to hold an in-person internship, just as we did in Summer 2022. For all of those high school and community college students interested in higher education, and especially those from underresourced environments or underrepresented minority groups, we eagerly look forward to hearing from you!

In partnership,

STaRS Team

Applications for the STaRS 2023 Program are now closed.


Applications will be accepted from November 1st, 2022, until January 31st, 2023. The application must be completed in its entirety, including the letter of recommendation, in order to be considered. After the submission of your written application, you will be notified on whether or not you will be moving on to the interview phase.

The 7-week STaRS Internship is for high school and community college students considering careers in biomedical and biological sciences and/or healthcare. 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 the laboratory.  Interns are expected to commit to the entire 7-week internship. If your summer plans do not allow for a continuous 7-week commitment, we encourage you to apply during a summer when you can meet that requirement. Please, no exceptions.

Once accepted into the program, interns 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, Jillian Cruz:

Jillian Cruz, Administrator
STARS Internship Program