2018 Summer Internship Program

The summer of 2018 will mark the ninteenth 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.  Interns also benefit from professional development activities, team building exercises, and at least one field trip.  Participation in this program is free, and upon successful completion of their research project students are provided a certificate of completion as well as a letter of recommendation.


Applications for the 2019 program will be available here on January 1, 2019

More Information

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 past interns during their time in the Center.

Intern Final Presentations
Titles and abstracts from the 2014 final presentations are available here. Video recordings of the presentations are available at the following links: Part 1, Part 2

Intern Alumni Stories
Learn what past interns have gone on to do by reading a collection of short interviews.

Contact Us
Please contact Associate Director Joe Pow by e-mail at pow@cis.rit.edu, or by phone at (585) 475-7323.

2018 Application Schedule (subject to change)

1/2/18Application process begins
3/4/18All application materials due at RIT
4/9-4/12/18On-campus interviews
5/9/18Selected interns notified (no later than this date)
6/7/18Administrative in-processing
7/6/18Internship begins
8/17/18Last day of internship


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