Broad Summer Scholars Program

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In collaboration with the Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP), we invite highly motivated high school students with a strong interest in science to conduct a 6 week paid summer internship at the Broad Institute. In addition to original research, students will explore scientific careers; attend scientific talks; present their research to the Broad community in a scientific poster session; attend a college fair; participate in fun social events; and meet other students who share similar interests.

We especially encourage applications from students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Underrepresented in the sciences—these groups include Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinxs, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities.
  • Underserved, as indicated by qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
  • Could be the first person in their family to attend college.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion through extracurricular and/or community activities that address social, educational, or economic disparities in the United States.

For more information about BSSP and the application, click here.

Please mention your interest in the Center for Human Brain Variation in the application.

Important dates

  • Application deadline: Monday, January 22, 2024 at 11:59 ET
  • Program dates: June 24-August 2, 2024