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). The different projects will be focused around different aspects of STEM professions such as administration, science communications, data science, experimental research, and more. Students will be able to express their interests in the application process and develop skills in preferred field. In 2021, all projects must be completed virtually due to COVID restrictions.

This program is for rising juniors, rising seniors, and recent high school graduates with some experience in independent work. For students looking for more of an introduction to STEM fields, we recommend the Berkeley Lab Director's Apprenticeship Program.

Project areas:

  • Administrative

  • Communications - writing and multimedia

  • Coding dependent

  • Data science (coding)

  • Data science (no coding)

  • Experimental research and data collection

Program objectives:

  • Cultivate interest in STEM activities and careers

  • Form connections with Berkeley Lab mentors

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

2021 Timeline:

  • Applications open in January 2021