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Homeschooled High School Student Summer Internship Opportunity at MIT

Please see the following information regarding a homeschooled high school student summer internship opportunity at MIT:

Spend your summer learning and doing state-of-the-art science in an MIT research lab!
Details: In 2022, Homeschool Internship Program for Science and Technology (HIP-SAT) will be hosting between 2 and 4 high school students from the homeschooled community for 8 weeks this summer with flexible dates starting and ending dates. We currently hope the program will be in-person, for local students. Students will be assigned a mentor, participate in meetings to plan their project, make scientific presentations of their work to audiences of scientists and engineers, and present their findings in a symposium in August. Projects may involve searching the scientific literature, working in the research lab, writing or utilizing a computer program or scientific software, solving mathematical equations to help develop a theory, accessing and assembling information from internet databases, communicating with other scientists worldwide, and graphing or processing scientific data. Projects will be tailored to the skills and interests of the candidate. Students will be paid $15/hour for approximately 15 hours per week. If you are interested in a career in science or engineering, this opportunity is a great way to gain experience and learn what it is all about. You will be directly mentored by an MIT PhD student or postdoc to participate in frontier research in chemical biology, chemistry or engineering, and gain experience in research skills, become acquainted with the scientific literature, and present at scientific meetings.

How to Apply for the Internship: Your (1) resume, (2) high school transcript, and (3) a two-page description of your background, what motivates you to pursue scientific research, and the types of research that most interest you. The Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering provide a welcoming and supportive environment for exceptional science, teaching, mentorship, and service. We believe that education and research are at their finest when they include and appreciate the experiences of people of all backgrounds. As such, we also ask candidates to (4) summarize in 300 words or less their philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, including any current activities they are involved in, plans for the future, and how these plans connect
with their career goals. Please send all materials to Betty Lou McClanahan ( by April 22, 2022.