Experiences in Research

Experiences in Research

Experiences in Research are for high school students to gain hands-on experience with professionals at Berkeley Lab. Students will spend six weeks over summer working directly on cutting edge projects alongside experts in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) and STEM adjacent careers. Projects will be focused around different aspects of STEM professions such as administration, science communication, data science, experimental research, and more. Students will be able to express their interests in the application process and develop skills in a preferred field. In 2021, all projects must be completed virtually due to COVID restrictions.

This program is for current juniors and seniors enrolled in Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways from Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties with some experience in independent work. Applications for students outside of CTE pathways are still allowed and will be reviewed. Interns will be working 20 hours a week (approximately four hours per day) over the course of six weeks. This is a paid internship program.

For students looking for more of an introduction to STEM fields, we recommend applying to the Berkeley Lab Director's Apprenticeship Program.

Internship dates are from June 21 - July 30, 2021.

Project areas:

  • Administration and Communication

  • Coding

  • Data science (coding and non-coding)

  • Experimental research and data collection

Program objectives:

  • Form connections with Berkeley Lab mentors

  • Build professional skills pertinent to higher education and careers in STEM

  • Gain experience in science communication and collaboration

2021 Application:

  • Please see instructions on the Application Page