Junior Scientist Internships

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Learn more our different internship programs below.

Are you a high school or college student in NYC with a passion for science exploration and an interest in gaining research and teaching experience? BioBus Junior Scientists are high school and college students who receive training and mentorship from research scientists, while developing their own independent projects and co-teaching BioBus programs for younger students! Junior Scientists gain research experience, develop lab skills, and learn science communications. For more details about each Junior Scientist program, check out the yellow buttons above.

Junior Scientists are paid by the hour. Internships are based in Harlem (available to students city-wide), and the Lower East Side (available to Lower East Side and Chinatown students).


Harlem – High School: contact

College (Harlem and LES): contact

Lower East Side – High School: contact

New England: contact

Other Programs to Apply For:

For High School Students:

Harlem Educational Activities Fund (Grades 6-12)

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

Bronx River Alliance EELS Program
Year-long, Summer through June, rising Jrs and Srs.

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

Cooper Union Engineering Camp
Summer Program

Wave Hill Internships

Bronx River Alliance EELS Program (14 month)

The Rockefeller University

Columbia University

American Museum of Natural History
Science Research Mentoring Program

NYSci (NY Hall of Science)
Explainer Training Program

BioRocket (Feb-May after school, Summer)

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

Harlem Grown Summer Camp Counselor
Must be 18+
Job Opening

For College Students:

LifeSci NYC Internship Placement

Columbia Biostats Epidemiology Summer Training Program

Columbia Bridge to PhD 2-year program

Columbia Black Undergraduate Mentorship Program in the Biological Sciences (BUMP Biology)

Columbia Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics Summer Program

Columbia Summer Health Professionals Education Program

Feinstein Institute Summer Research Program


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Weill Cornell/Memorial/Rockefeller Tri-I MD-PhD exposure

Weill Community Leader Fellowship NYC

SEA-PHAGES Virus Identification Program (Multi-site)

NYU Courant Mathematics – SURE. NYU Courant – SURE

NYU SURP Biology

NYU Langone SURP

Harvard Forestry

Underrepresented Student Internship Program with the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (22 sites including NY Genome Center)