BioRocket Internship

Genspace, Brooklyn

Synthetic Biology, Biotechnology, Biodesign, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genomics, Chemical Biology

July - August


Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science literacy through citizen access to biotechnology. We provide STEM educational outreach, cultural events, and a platform for science innovation at the grassroots level.

Our BioRocket program consists of a spring after-school hands-on science program and a summer research internship experience for New York City public and charter high school students. This a great opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the life sciences, and to design and implement a team research project.

Students receive a $2000 stipend
Access to scientist mentors
Get behind-the-scenes lab tours and field trips
Improv training for science communication skills
Students who complete this program will draft an original scientific paper that they can use for college applications, submit to student scientific journals, or other uses


Eligibility Requirements

Must be 15 years of age by July 1, 2019

Must attend a NYC Public or Charter School within 45 min of Genspace

Must have a teacher or mentor reference

Must complete the online application (this includes a video or short essay)

Must commit to participating from February–May, and July–August

Application Requirements

Applications are open in November and are due by early January

The application consists of an online form, one to two essay responses (one of which may be submitted as a video entry), a teacher reference, and an interview


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

(929) 387 - 8100

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