Do you love science? Do you want to spend time learning in a real lab? Do you want to earn a $2,000 stipend? Apply now for the Biorocket After-School & Summer Research Program.

About Biorocket research internship program

The Biorocket Program is a spring after-school hands-on science program and summer research internship experience for New York City public high school students age 15 and up. This program gives students an opportunity to learn the latest advances in genetic engineering and biology laboratory skills. By participating in the program, teens will have access to scientific mentors, behind-the-scenes lab tours and field trips, and improv training for science communication skills at Genspace, a community biology lab in Brooklyn, NY.

We strongly encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences to apply (includes race/ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, people with disabilities, and people from low socioeconomic status communities).   

Participants will:

  • Spend 2 days/week from February-May at our lab participating in after-school learning labs using biology and genetic engineering techniques

  • Spend 7 weeks from July-August working on a team research project with scientist mentors

  • Get career guidance, tour other research labs and biotech companies

  • Earn a $2,000 stipend

  • Learn science communication skills and share your work with your friends and families

  • Be part of a city-wide network of other teen research internships

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 15 Years of Age by July 1, 2019

  • Attend a NYC Public or Charter School within 45 min of Genspace

  • Teacher or Mentor Reference

  • A Completed Application (includes a video or short essay)

  • Commitment to participating from February-May and July-August 2019 


2019 Schedule

Application Deadline
January 11th

Spring Semester After-School Sessions
February 26 - May 28, no meeting April 19-26
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Summer Semester Research Program
July 1 - August 15, no meeting on July 4
Monday through Thursday: 10:00am to 2:30pm 

Awardees will be announced on February 4, 2019

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