EinR Mentors

We are now accepting project proposals for EinR 2023. Proposals are due February 1, 2023.

Berkeley Lab Volunteers

During summer 2023, Berkeley Lab will be hosting high school students from the Bay Area to participate in virtual and hybrid, six-week, project-based internships. We are looking for mentors across Berkeley Lab working in both STEM and STEM-adjacent capacities. All offices and laboratories are welcome to participate!

Projects may include administrative, coding, experimental research, communications, and/or other responsibilities. The K-12 team will work with perspective mentors to develop projects and prepare for working with students. Mentors should be prepared to support a minimum of two (2) students per project. We encourage mentorship teams!

Students are expected to work around 20 hours per week. Mentors will be asked to have a minimum of two (2) check-ins per week and include students in weekly laboratory/team meetings and hosted lectures.

On Tuesday and Friday mornings, interns will also be required to attend professional development workshops and research/career talks facilitated by the K-12 team.

Approximately ten (10) hours per week should include independent work.

Mentoring commitments and timeline

  • January 2023: Develop project plan proposal

  • March 2023: Attend mentoring session in preparation for interviews

  • March 2023: Complete Working with Minors training and fingerprinting

  • April 2023: Conduct student interviews with K-12 Team (maximum of 5 interviews)

  • April 2023: Confirm student selection

  • May/June 2023: Finalize project plan schedule

  • June/July 2023: Mentor students

  • July 28, 2023: Attend students' final presentation

Mentorship Info session and workshop