Experiences in Research

Congratulations to the EinR Alumni of 2022! Applications for EinR 2023 will open February 6, 2023.

Experiences in Research offers paid internships for STEM-oriented students to hone their skills in a professional setting

Experiences in Research

What is EinR?

Experiences in Research (EinR) is a virtual internship program for high school students to gain hands-on experience with professionals at Berkeley Lab. Students spend six weeks over summer working directly on cutting edge projects alongside experts in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) and STEM adjacent careers. Projects are 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 and project preferences in the application process to develop skills in their preferred field. Students will NOT be allowed to directly contact mentors during the application submission process.

2023 internship projects will be hybrid or virtual depending on the office and scope of work.

Who should Apply?

This program is for current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in Northern California with experience in independent work. Interns will be working approximately 30 hours a week 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 20 - July 28, 2023.

2023 Application

  • Student applications will open early February 2023. For more information, visit the Application Page.

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

Internship Project Areas

  • Administration and Communication

  • Coding-dependent

  • Data science (coding and non-coding)

  • Experimental research and data collection

Program Sponsors

This program is sponsored by:

  • Berkeley Lab Director Dr. Mike Witherell and Deputy Director for Research, Dr. Carol Burns

  • The Alameda County Office of Education

  • The Berkeley Lab Foundation

2022 EinR Project Descriptions

Read through the booklet of available projects and decide on your three top choices before applying.

EinR 2022 Project Booklet