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High school internships: Be a young investigator

At the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, high school students spend the summer working in research laboratories. Students are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers. This program enables graduate students to serve as supervisors, prepares high school students for college and helps strengthen the connections between Stanford and local high schools. Since 2004, over 300 high school students have worked in our research labs and learned about the process of science first hand. We offer several different options, with different areas of focus and time commitments. Regularly we have talks, lab tours, and field trips as a group. This is a time that interns get to learn about the broad field of Earth and environmental sciences. Young Investigators is not a camp and organized social activities are limited.

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See what the latest students have to say about their experiences doing scientific research.

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