Take six weeks this summer to advance your knowledge and boost your education—conduct university-level research in 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 in Science & Engineering (RISE) students work on a 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, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.

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The Big Picture

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

Proven Results

For more than 37 years, Boston University has been providing 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!

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology Semifinalists (2014)

  • Helen Dai
  • Samantha Koire
  • Jessica Liu
  • Justin Yu

Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist (2015)

  • Shikhar Dixit

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