High School Programs

Education & Training

High School Programs

The Fred Hutch offers two on-campus programs for high school students during the summer. These programs give students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science the opportunity to explore, clarify and strengthen their research-related career interests.  

The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) for rising seniors

The Pathways Research Explorers for rising 10th and 11th graders

Overview

This eight-week, full-time paid internship for high school students includes one week of hands-on training in laboratory techniques and safety skills followed by seven weeks of supervised shadowing and training in a Fred Hutch faculty member’s research lab. Interns will also attend weekly workshops and seminars and make a presentation during the final week.

Important Dates

  • 2019 Program Dates: July 1 to August 22
  • Next Application Period: February 1 to March 31, 2019

Qualifications

  • High school student entering senior year or final term after the summer
  • Strong scientific interest and academic background
  • Ability to attend on-campus interview
  • Available for entire eight weeks of program

For more information, visit the Summer High School Internship Program page.


Overview

Pathways Researcher Explorers is a two-week full-time immersion program for rising 10th and 11th graders. This program introduces students to cancer research and careers with hands-on laboratory activities in our training lab, group discussions with experts, and a culminating project. Participant support costs provided.

Important Dates

  • 2019 Summer Program Dates: two separate 2-week sessions in August
  • Next Application Period: February to March 31, 2019

Qualifications

  • Rising 10th or 11th grader with housing and a local guardian within daily transit distance of the main Fred Hutch campus
  • Successfully completed high school biology course
  • Strong scientific interest
  • Commitment to the program time requirements 

Students with disabilities, from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit the Pathways Researcher Explorers page.