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Science Resources for High School Students & Interns: About the Summer High School Internship Program

Created for high school students.

About the Summer High School Internship Program

High school students are welcome to apply for an 8 week, paid summer research internship at Fred Hutch. The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics. 

Selected interns will spend 1 full week in training.  This includes hands-on training in laboratory safety techniques and skills in our Training Labs, designated safe labs for minors. Interns will then be paired and matched to a host mentor who will supervise them over the remaining 7 weeks on specific projects or activities in the host lab.  Interns also attend weekly workshops and seminars.  The internship culminates with a reflection presentation during the final week.

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Benefits to Participants

  • Students gain experience working in an active research lab environment
  • Students learn a variety of lab techniques and practice lab safety
  • Students work in partners and small groups to effectively execute projects
  • Students gain presentation skills
  • Students acquire a life-long mentorship and learn how to network in multiple environments
  • Students create positive relationships between their peers and mentors

Interns get to participate in cutting-edge research!

Alumni Testimonials

"The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center high school internship has given me so many opportunities. Being able to experience hands on labs and generate actual data, I have stood out when applying for scholarships and other internships. Also the internship solidified my love for science and has made it clear to me that I am going to search for a career in the STEM field."

-Jesse Domingo, 2014 & 2015 Summer Intern 


"Being an intern in the Summer High School Internship Porgram at Fred Hutch has played a huge role in my career path. Having the opportunity to work in a multitude of labs has formed my diverse knowledge in science. This program is amazing and I cannot wait to see what it will do for other students."

-Ericka Pegues, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Summer Intern


Please see our FAQs page for answers to common questions from applicants to the Summer High School Internship Program.


More Information

If you are interested in learning more or applying to the Summer High School Internship Program we encourage you to check out our website at