BME High School Internship Program

What you get

Lab tours

Tour research labs including the famous Visible Heart Lab.

Hands-on research experience

With guidance from a Biomedical Engineering graduate student.

Career exploration

Explore biological and engineering fields.


Connect with Biomedical Engineering faculty and graduate student mentors.

Skill training

Gain skills in areas ranging from scientific writing to effective communication.

Poster session

Show off your work to family and friends.


A stipend and bus transportation is provided.

Letter of recommendation

Respected faculty in engineering can write letters of recommendation.

Explore student life on campus

Get a feel for campus life, including working on a college campus.

participants of the BME high school internship program presenting his research

Application process

The selection process will be assessed by an admission committee. Each application will be scored by committee members. This score will determine if the student meets all the qualifications. 

The students and parents will be notified of their acceptance into the program via email in May 2024.

We strongly encourage those from identities underrepresented in STEM/higher education to apply — including but not limited to, BIPOC students, women, gender-expansive individuals, and disabled students.

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Application materials

Application materials

  1. STEM teacher recommendation (under 200 words)
  2. Resume
  3. Personal statement/cover letter (under 500 words) describing (1) how you satisfy the qualifications for this program, (2) your interest in biomedical engineering, and (3) two BME faculty members whose work interests you and why.

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 16 years of age as of the first day of the program.
  • Rising senior in high school.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (international students are not eligible to apply).
  • Students with experience or dedication to diversity and inclusion.
  • Punctual and responsible.

Preferred requirements

Preferred requirements

  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Interest in biomedical engineering, biology, medicine, or related fields (math, science, programming).