Research Internship in Science & Engineering

Take six weeks this summer to advance your knowledge and boost your education—conduct university-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories with some of the brightest scientific minds in the nation.

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High school engineering internship at Boston University Summer Term

What can you expect from RISE?

Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, high school summer research internship (RISE) students work on a designated research project designed by their professor for forty hours each week of the program. You will perform research in your chosen discipline while acquiring invaluable technical and analytical skills - as well as insight into the scientific process.

We offer hands-on research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, physics, and psychology.

The Big Picture

Whether you live on campus or commute from home, you'll enjoy a stimulating intellectual and social camaraderie with your fellow research interns, culminating in a scientific conference at the end of the program. In some cases, research interns submit work to highly regarded national science fair contests, like the Siemens Competition and the Intel Science Talent Search.

RISE Student Updates

  • Marguerite Martin-Epstein coauthored a paper with Professor Jagadeesh Moodera in Physical Review Letter (2013).
  • David Mace coauthored a paper with Professor Ayse Coskun in “ACM Intellectual Conference in Intelligent User Interfaces” (2013).
  • Louis Tao was a regional finalist in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition.

Intel Science Talent Search (2014) Semifinalists

  • Lauren Perry
  • Jane Wei

Intel Science Talent Search (2013) Semifinalists

  • Drew Feldman
  • Laura Tung
  • Andrew Wang

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Proven Results

For more than 37 years Boston University has been engineering rewarding research opportunities for high school students. The RISE program has helped kick-start the career of many a scientist, researcher, and professor. Take your place in this renowned group of alums today!