High School & Undergraduate Summer Internships

Prospective Interns,

We regret that as of March 26, 2014 we have made the difficult decision that we will not be able to offer our Summer Internship Program for 2014.

We again hope that our funding situation will have changed by next summer and we will once again be able to offer our program to promising future scientists, but for now we have had to put our program on hold.

Please check back for updates on our 2015 program.

HBRI offers summer internships in Biology (Molecular and Cell Biology), Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. This is a tremendous educational opportunity and an extension of a students' science education. Students will gain hands-on laboratory experience and be mentored by well-renowned scientists in their field of study.

This is a highly coveted program year after year. The internship program is open to highly motivated high school juniors and seniors and college students interested in developing scientific expertise. Applicants must reside in San Diego, CA*, and must complete AP Biology and/or AP Chemistry prior to applying for the internship program.

*Applicants must be graduates of, or be currently attending, a high school or university in San Diego, Riverside or Imperial counties. HBRI will not accept any applications from students outside of these areas.

Internship Information (.pdf)

In the event that the 2015 Summer Internship Program is reopened, the application will be posted here in early January along with instructions.


2012 Summer Interns
Ashley Dwyer (Scripps Ranch High School)

Jaclyn Hirbawi (Pacific Ridge School)
Chloe Jones (Smith College)
Kayla Moritzky (Swarthmore College)

2011 Summer Interns
Alyssa Morgosh (Bates College; The Bishop's School)
Emily Smith (Cal Poly SLO; Torrey Pines High School)
Hursuong Vongsachang (San Marcos High School)
Ingrid Zyserman (UCSD, Torrey Pines High School)

2010 Summer Interns
Tara Alpert (Washington University, St. Louis; Francis Parker School)
Torrey Czech (La Jolla High School)
Claire Johns (University of California, Berkeley; Point Loma High School)
Alyssa Morgosh (The Bishop's School)
Brittney Nguyen (High Tech High School)
Isaac Tian (Westview High School)

2009 Summer Interns
Adam Kaldor (La Jolla Country Day HS)
Jared Mihalik (Rancho Bernardo HS)
Snigdah Poddar (University City HS)
Margaret Zhou (Westview HS)
Rachel MacManus (Educator at Canyon Crest Academy)

2008 Summer Interns
Jia Jennifer Ding (Rancho Bernardo HS)
Tara Wu (Torrey Pines HS)
Hurnan Vongsachang (San Marcos HS)
Melissa Ackley (La Jolla Country Day HS)

2007 Summer Interns
Melissa Ackley (La Jolla Country Day HS)
Michelle Wolfe (Yale)
Logan Fink (Patrick Henry HS)
Alan Sit (Torrey Pines HS)
Devin Choi (Rancho Bernardo HS)

2006 Summer Interns
Luke Guo (Westview High School)
Kiersten Riedler (Harvard University; La Jolla Country Day School)

2005 Summer Interns
Timothy Easton (Santa Fe Christian School)
Daniel Han (UC San Diego; Sierra High School)
Matthew Lawson (University of Virginia; La Jolla Country Day School)
Bhanu Muniyappa (Rancho Bernardo High School)
Ruzbeh Mosadeghi (UC San Diego)


Funding for the HBRI Summer Internship Program
HBRI relies on grant money and private donations to support this internship program. Private donations are critical to support this coveted program. If you are interested in supporting HBRI, please send an e-mail to Rebekah Handley at ScienceEducation@hbri.org or click on the "Donate Now" button on our home page.