BioBus Junior Scientist Internship

BioBase Harlem, Manhattan

Neuroscience, Optics, Biology, Plant Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience

June - May, 14 months


BioBus creates immersive laboratory environments, including mobile labs and community labs, in which students join scientists for hands-on scientific exploration during in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs as well as internships. BioBus helps K-12 and college students in New York City discover, explore, and pursue science. We focus on students excluded from the scientific community due to factors such as race, gender, economic status, and physical access. Through this work, we envision a world where all people have the opportunity to reach their full scientific potential.

BioBus Junior Scientist Internship is a 12-month paid science research internship program where students with a passion for science exploration gain mentored research and teaching experience. During the first summer, students engage in scientific research to gain valuable experimental design, laboratory, and other scientific skills. Students utilize their training and gain teaching experience by engaging with the public and with younger students through BioBus teaching events. During the academic year, Junior Scientists receive training and mentorship from research scientists while developing their own independent projects using research-grade microscopes and equipment. They also gain further teaching and leadership experience by serving as co-instructors in BioBus weekend and summer programs. Interns will be paid by the hour.

Students are paid by the hour
Mentorship by professional scientists
Professional development seminars, college workshops, and science career panels
Gain science communication and teaching skills
Students pursue their own research question


Eligibility Requirements

Available for the full duration of the 12–month internship

Currently enrolled in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in New York City high school

Have a genuine interest in scientific discovery, performing science research and have an interest in working with the public to cultivate their scientific curiosity

Leadership and teaching experience are a plus

Application Requirements

Applications and details can be found here on our BioBus website


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