High School Summer Internship Program

2014 Summer Internship Program

The summer of 2014 will mark the fifteenth year of the high school summer internship program at the Center for Imaging Science. This unique program offers a limited number of highly qualified juniors the opportunity to work side-by-side with world class scientists on a variety of imaging-related research projects. These unpaid internships give students the chance to get valuable hands-on experience in a real laboratory setting as contributing members of a research team. The internship program also provides an opportunity for interaction with other students from surrounding school districts who have similar interests and ambitions. Professional development activities, team building exercises, and at least one field trip are additional benefits. Participation in this program is free, and upon successful completion of research students are provided a certificate of completion as well as letters of recommendation. For more information, see the links below, or contact Bethany Choate, Outreach Specialist of the Center for Imaging Science by e-mail at choate@cis.rit.edu, or by phone at (585) 475-5665.


What do the interns do?
Click here for a list of the imaging laboratories that hire interms, and a description of the tasks they typically perform.

What's it like to be an intern?
Click here for a list of links to online journals kept by the 2013 interns during their time in the Center.

*NEW* Intern Final Presentations
Click here for titles and abstracts from the 2013 final presentations. Video recordings of the presentations are available at the following links: Part 1, Part 2

Intern Alumni Stories
Click Here for a list of short interviews with past summer interns, and learn what they've gone on to do.

2014 Application Schedule
(subject to change)

Application process begins
Applications due at RIT
Interviews begin
Selected interns notified
Administrative in-processing
Internship begins
Last day of internship


The 2014 Internship Program application cycle is now closed.
For your reference, we have kept the applications instructions available. Please note however that the online application form is no longer accepting responses.


Please note, the application is an online process this year.


The 2014 Imaging Science Intern Program is supported in part by generous donations from UTC Aerospace Systems

 and the family of 2013 intern Calvin Salacain.

Last Modified: 2:45pm 18 Jun 14