High School Programs

Our 2022 summer high school programs are now over

Check our Instagram story highlights or other social media channels to see recaps, and check in February 2023 for the next round of applications.

Our high school programs are geared towards Experience: building professional skills, cultivating a network, and preparing for college and careers.

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We offer scientist visits, summer camps, student internships, and more. Sign up for our student newsletter to be the first to know about programs and opportunities as they open.

All High School Programs

BLDAP students collaborating on a project

BLDAP is a project-based high school STEM program designed to help participants in grades 10-11 to develop 21st century skills, learn about Berkeley Lab’s business and research activities, receive college and career guidance, and develop a STEM network in a real-life work environment.

BLDAP 2022 is now over. Check back in February 2023 to apply for next year's program.

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Experiences in Research are summer internships for students to gain hands-on experience with professionals at Berkeley Lab. Students will be working directly on cutting edge projects alongside experts in STEM. Projects will be focused around different aspects of STEM such as administration, communications, experimental research, and more.

EinR 2022 is now over. Check back in February 2023 to apply for next year's program.

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Science Accelerating Girls' Engagement in STEM (SAGE) is a one-week summer camp for public high school students (age 14-17) to share what life is like in STEM professions.

Throughout the week, students will participate in job shadowing, hands-on projects, professional development, and more!

SAGE camp 2022 is now over. Check back in February 2023 to apply for next year's program.

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SeA @ Berkeley Lab is a free 4 day spring break camp (April 5-8, 2023) for English-learning/native Spanish-speaking bilingual students who are interested in learning more about STEM and career opportunities at Berkeley Lab. Participating in SEA can also be a step toward a summer internship at Berkeley Lab.

SeA 2022 is now over. Check back in December 2022 to apply to next year's camp!

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Live Science is a virtual program exploring the ways that science shows up in our everyday lives.

Most episodes feature conversations with scientists as well as interactive activities to follow along with at home. These programs are open to the public and recorded for later viewing.

Check out recordings now and stay tuned for future sessions.

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Join us for themed career talks to learn about the wide diversity of STEM professions. Each session, we will be joined by Berkeley Lab staff, Bay Area professionals, and other guest experts to talk about their careers and how they got there.

Check out the recordings of the Summer 2022 Career Talks series now!

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Check out our running list of opportunities, activities, and platforms for learning and engaging in STEM. The majority of these programs are free or offer a stipend, and there are resources available for students of all ages and interests.

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Berkeley Lab staff are volunteering to virtually share their experiences and work in STEM with classrooms. We invite students and teachers to meet researchers, ask questions, and get an inside look at STEM professions.

Bookings are now open for 2022. Click the title above to make a request.

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) is a paid summer science intensive for high school students hosted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). The program seeks to broaden students’ understanding of biotechnology, microbiology, and biofuels.

Applications open in early spring. Check the iCLEM website for more information.

Interested in volunteering to help with these programs? Berkeley Lab staff can browse and sign up for volunteering opportunities on Galaxy Digital