Summer Internship Program

The goal of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) summer internship program is to offer high school students an opportunity to participate in hypothesis-driven research and to interact with graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty in the Department of BMS. Students work in an interdisciplinary environment that fosters critical and analytical thinking and intellectual adventure. In addition, students are encouraged to explore their career goals and will be guided in ways to achieve them.

The BMS Summer Internship is committed to providing hands-on research opportunities to talented students from diverse backgrounds. By exposing participants to all facets of scientific research at the University of Arizona, the program fosters knowledge, skills and confidence, as well as aids students in defining their career goals.

BMS interns enroll, with no tuition costs, in the University of Arizona during their summer break for six weeks of research and science literacy training in the laboratory of a BMS faculty member. The program concludes with a mini-symposium in which students give a presentation describing their research experience.

For more information, please contact the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at
@email or 602-827-2102.

Update for 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Basic Medical Sciences High School Internship program. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is with great disappointment that we have to suspend the program this year. While we remain deeply committed to engaging high school students in biomedical research, we must keep the health and safety of all members of our community in mind.

We encourage you to apply next year.