From the very earliest days of the Center, ONPRC scientists have provided opportunities for students to experience research first hand, both in formal apprenticeships and in more informal volunteer capacities. Today, the Center supports the following programs for high school students:
Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE)
This program, administered by Saturday Academy, provides funding for students to participate in 8-week long summer internships with a Center scientist mentor. To qualify for a position at ONPRC, students must be 16 years of age and between their junior and senior years of high school. Additional information and application materials are available at the .
ONPRC Science Ambassadors
Science Ambassadors is a mentorship program that provides students with the opportunity to grow both scientifically and socially. High school aged students are paired with 5th graders, for whom they plan and execute age-appropriate, hands-on lessons related to a particular area of biomedical research/ human health. High school students prepare for this job through weekly meetings, which include opportunities to meet Center scientists and learn first-hand what it is like to be a scientist.
Learn more about Science Ambassadors