Brain Research Apprenticeship in New York at Columbia (BRAINYAC)

Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Manhattan

Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Psychology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

January - August


The Zuckerman Institute’s Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia (BRAINYAC) program is an immersive six-week science research experience, where scientists mentor high school students in neuroscience research. This includes weekend training sessions in the winter and spring and a full-time internship during the summer.

Students receive a stipend
Students apply to receive a paid Merit Fellowship and continue working in their lab over the academic year or following summer
Students apply to work as a paid intern for the following year’s BRAINYAC program
Students receive alumni networking opportunities, attend events, and trips

Learn More About BRAINYAC

Eligibility Requirements

A sophomore or junior in high school

Must be 16 years of age or older by the start of the summer session

Commit to the entire program from January through August

Enrolled in one of the partner programs (see website for an updated list of partner programs)

Application Instructions

To apply to the BRAINYAC program you must be enrolled in one of our partner programs. The updated list of partner programs can be found on our website

Applications are distributed to partner programs and schools in the fall before the program starts in January. Contact one of our partner programs to find out about enrollment


For information not found on the websites, please feel free to reach out to the following contact:

(212) 851 - 9612

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