JHU Internships & Programs

For High School Students

Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) STEM Academy

https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/stem-academy

APL’s STEM Academy is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students (grades 8–12) to increase both their knowledge of and interest in STEM-related college majors and careers by taking after-school courses (5:00–6:30 p.m. ET). Review the course catalog to learn more about STEM Academy offerings. Courses are offered based on instructor availability, so not all courses are offered each session.

BioCamp (Gray Lab)

https://graylab.jhu.edu/WorkshopInfo.php

Receive an introduction to object-oriented programming, protein biochemistry and how simple computer programs can design proteins to solve global problems! Stipend included, two weeks in July.

Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens (BRBT)*

https://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/brbt/

Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens paid internships provide hands-on research opportunities for Baltimore City high school students at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Internships are five days a week for six weeks, from mid-June through mid-August.

Engineering Innovation

https://ei.jhu.edu/  

Engineering Innovation Pre-College Programs allow you to explore your passions and see your future as an engineer, along with earning 3 JHU college credits. Residential, Commuter, and Online programs available. Engineering Innovation awards need-based scholarships to commuting or online programs only; summer programs run variable times June – August.

Eligible Baltimore City Public Schools students may apply to the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program & Youth Works Partnership. This partnership includes access to a full tuition scholarship, payment for participation at an hourly wage, and access to a pre-orientation course called Engineering FUNdamentals.

Engineering FUNdamentals is an optional pre-orientation experience available to local and commuter students participating in EEI, SEE or BMEI courses. During this pre-course experience, students will meet fellow students and engage in orientation activities like campus tours and a scavenger hunt, lunch on campus in the dining halls, cohort building and review of key math and science topics to prepare for their pre-college course.

Geoscience Camp

Program available Summer 2023 and 2024 to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute students. Email Professor Maya Gomes ([email protected]) for more information.

Immersive Summer Program for Education, Enrichment, and Distinction (ISPEED) in Biomedical Engineering

https://www.bme.jhu.edu/academics/pre-college/

ISPEED in BME is a residential, four-week summer program for talented high-school students who are passionate about exploring concepts in biomedical engineering. Stipend included and all costs covered, four weeks in July.

The Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Science Program (JHIBS): Project Pipeline Baltimore*

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/research/labs/jhu_nimh/jhibs/

JHIBS is an 8-week summer program for Baltimore-area high school students that helps them get exposed to and discover a career in the neurological sciences.

Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT) Health Leadership Academy*

https://www.meritbaltimore.org/

The MERIT Health Leadership Academy is a year-round comprehensive academic and career mentorship program supporting high school students from underrepresented backgrounds who aspire to have careers in health.

Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) at JHU*

https://sare.cellbio.jhmi.edu/

The Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) seeks to develop exceptional high school students from low-income and diverse backgrounds by introducing them to biomedical research.

Whiting Internships in Science and Engineering

https://engineering.jhu.edu/outreach/get-involved/whiting-internships-in-science-and-engineering-wise-program/

WISE is a paid research learning opportunity for Baltimore City public high school students who are mentored by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) researchers. The primary objective of WISE is to increase the diversity of students who are pursuing science and engineering in college by developing their knowledge of a specific STEM field, strengthening their analytical skills, and fostering connections with STEM professionals.

*Interested in biomedical, medical, and health-related careers? See additional School of Medicine Programs available here: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/human-resources/education-programs/youth

For Middle School Students

Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) STEM Academy

https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/stem-academy

APL’s STEM Academy is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students (grades 8–12) to increase both their knowledge of and interest in STEM-related college majors and careers by taking after-school courses (5:00–6:30 p.m. ET). Review the course catalog to learn more about STEM Academy offerings. Courses are offered based on instructor availability, so not all courses are offered each session.

CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars

https://cty.jhu.edu/who-we-are/cty-baltimore-emerging-scholars

Baltimore Emerging Scholars (BES) is CTY’s local enrichment program for Baltimore students who show high academic potential. The CTY BES School Year and Summer programs reach nearly 1,000 students annually, offering interdisciplinary courses in high-interest topics that are not typically taught in traditional curricula.

Tower of Power

A Middle School National Engineering Week Challenge! The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week by inviting schools to build a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The top five winning teams across all schools will be invited to JHU’s Tower of Power event to build their towers again and compete with undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty teams (optional).

For Elementary School Students

APL – Maryland MESA

https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/mesa

Maryland MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is an exciting and engaging after-school program for students in grades 3–12 designed to spark their interest in STEM education and STEM careers. A list of participating schools can be found here. If you don’t see your child’s school on the list, contact the school to see if they are interested in joining the Maryland MESA network.

Non-JHU Resources

For High School Students

UMB CURE Scholars Program

https://www.umaryland.edu/cure-scholars/

The UMB CURE Scholars Program is a groundbreaking year-round program that seeks to empower middle school and high school students in West Baltimore for competitive and rewarding research, health care, and STEM-related career opportunities.

For Middle & Elementary School Students

Ingenuity Project

https://www.ingenuityproject.org/programs/

The Ingenuity Project, a non-profit organization, is a joint effort of the Baltimore City Public School System, the Abell Foundation, and Baltimore’s science and mathematics community. Their middle school program is a full-time citywide program offered to academically advanced city students at select schools. Ingenuity offers advanced mathematics and science classes during the school day.

STEM Resources

BCRP Rec2Tech

https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/virtual-rec-stem-resources

BmoreSTEM

https://bmorestem.net/resources/students/