Summer Internships

Prospective Interns,

HBRI has made the difficult decision that it will not be able to offer its 2018 Summer Internship Program due to continued funding and staffing limitations.

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 are not currently accepting application.

Please continue to check back for updates on our 2019 program.

High School and Undergraduate Summer Internships

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 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)

When available, the Summer Internship Program application will be posted here in early January along with instructions.

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 or visit our Donation page.

Past Interns

2013 Summer Intern
Emily Cashman (Canyon Crest Academy)
Elisabeth Cashman (University of Colorado)
Jenna Dwyer (Cal State Pomona)

2012 Summer Interns
Emily Cashman (Canyon Crest Academy)
Ashley Dwyer (Scripps Ranch High School)
Jaclyn Hirbawi (Pacific Ridge School)
Chloe Jones (Smith College)
Kayla Moritzky (Swarthmore College)

2011 Summer Interns
Emily Cashman (Canyon Crest Academy)
Elisabeth Cashman (Canyon Crest Academy)
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)