Junior Scientist Internships

Are you a high school student in NYC with a passion for science exploration and an interest in gaining research and teaching experience? In the BioBus Junior Scientist Programs, Junior Scientists receive training and mentorship from research scientists, while developing their own independent projects and co-teaching BioBus programs to younger students! Junior Scientists are paid by the hour! Our internships are housed in Harlem (available to students city-wide), and Downtown (available to Lower East Side and Chinatown students).

The 2022-23 Downtown Junior Scientist Internship application is now live!

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for eligibility requirements and details!

Application deadline is June 1, 2022

Other BioBus Junior Scientist Programs

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our priority, and we are closely monitoring the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we hope to return to a fully in-person internship, it is possible that the Junior Scientist Program will include remote components.

City-Wide Programs: contact

Downtown programs: contact

Other Programs to Apply For:

For High School Students:

The DNA Learning Center

American Museum of Natural History
Lang Science Program

American Museum of Natural History
BridgeUp: STEM

HK Maker Lab at Columbia
Summer-long project building

Columbia SHAPE (Summer HS Academic Program for Engineers)
HS Engineering – 3 week program

Cooper Union Engineering Camp
Summer Program

Wave Hill Internships

The Rockefeller University
multiple + list of outside resources

Columbia University

American Museum of Natural History
Science Research Mentoring Program

NYSci (NY Hall of Science)
Explainer Training Program


The Aspire Program

Weill Cornell Youth Summer Program
4 week summer research

Code with Klossy

The River Project
Marine Biology Internship Program

Weill Cornell Catalyst Program
Summer Research

MSKCC Summer Programs
Summer Research – HS/College

Minds Matter at Columbia
College Prep

SMRI (Minds Matter) at Columbia
Research in Minds Matter

Mount Sinai MedDocs

Medical Lecture Series
MSSM-Lennox Hill

MedAchieve Scholars at Touro College
Medicine program – lecture and lab

MSKCC HOPP (Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program)
HS Research

Intrepid Youth STEM Programs
Naval programming, open and free

For College Students:

Columbia Bridge to PhD 2-year program
LifeSci NYC Internship Placement
Harvard Forestry
NYU SURP Biology
NYU Courant Mathematics – SURE. NYU Courant – SURE
Weill Community Leader Fellowship NYC
Weill Cornell/Memorial/Rockefeller Tri-I MD-PhD exposure
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center