SHP Connections Program Internships and shadow opportunities

Internship Opportunities



Industry: Telecommunications

Description: Positions available in finance, marketing, operations, product development, and HR

Dates: Mutually agreeable; positions are available year-round

Prerequisites: Must be a student at SHP

Location: San Mateo

How to apply / request more information: Contact Bob@sonimtech.com



Industry: Robotics - software

Description: We have a 13 week paid intern program each summer and recruit 8-10 interns for the program each summer. Of the 8-10, most are college or grad students, but we will consider qualified high school students (perhaps 1 per summer). Each intern has a mentor within the company and is assigned a specific project to complete during the period which they present to the company at the end of the program - and they make a video of their program and it is shared on our web site.

Dates: 13 weeks during the summer - start and ending time is flexible. The internship is 40 hours/week and is paid.

Prerequisites: Experience in software programming with relevant languages - C++, Python, but in particular experience with ROS (open-source Robot Operating System). Focus is on robotics software.

Location: 2811 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134

How to apply / request more information: Students can email - cshowalter@fetchrobotics.com if they are interested. They should provide a bio/resume and a specific description of their robotic software (ROS) experience and software programming languages where they are proficient.


Industry: Early Clinical Development & Artificial Intelligence

How to apply / request more information: Please contact hcevasco19@shschools.org for more information. I can put you in touch with the point of contact for this internship so we can determine the prerequisites and timeframe.

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SUMMER 2019 PROGRAM: All of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions):

- Students must currently be juniors or seniors as of the spring of 2019 and must be in the graduating class of 2019 or 2020.

- Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 10, 2019).

- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

Important Note: The selection process will heavily favor local (Bay Area) students. Please visit the FAQ for more information. Also, students must be able to start the program on June 10, 2019.


DECEMBER 14, 2018 (FRI.)- SIMR Application Available Online

FEBRUARY 23, 2019 (SAT.)- Application Due (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time)

JUNE 10, 2019 (MON.)- Start of Program

AUGUST 1, 2019 (THURS.)- End of Program

MIT Think


What is THINK?

THINK is an annual science research and innovation competition for high school students. Rather than requiring students to have completed a research project before applying, THINK instead caters to students who have done extensive research on the background of a potential research project and are looking for additional guidance in the early stages of their project. The program is organized by a group of undergraduates at MIT.

How do I apply?

Students are expected to submit a proposal (of no more than 10 pages) before the application deadline detailing the problem they are attempting to solve, how their idea/system combats the target problem, developmental procedure, a timetable of milestones, and budget allocation (see the guidelines section below for a full description).

What are the benefits?

Selected finalists are invited to a four-day all-expenses paid trip to MIT’s campus where they meet professors in their field of research, tour labs, attend MIT’s xFair, and hang out with members of the THINK team! Finalists also have weekly mentorship meetings with THINK team members for technical guidance, helpful resources, and updates on the project’s progress and are given up to $1000 in funding for their project.

MIT Research Science Institute


Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.

Participants experience the entire research cycle from start to finish. They read the most current literature in their field, draft and execute a detailed research plan, and deliver conference-style oral and written reports on their findings.

RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.

NIH Internship


Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical sciences" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

Eligibility: The 2019 Summer Internship Program is for students who are 18 years of age or older on June 15, 2019,* are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application, OR are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.

NASA Internship


NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.

2019 Application Deadlines

Spring Session: November 5, 2018

Summer Session: April 1, 2019

Fall Session: July 1, 2019

U.S. Secret Service Internship


Students who work for the United States Secret Service gain valuable experiences while contributing to one of the most elite law enforcement organizations in the world.The Secret Service Student Volunteer Service Program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature and the structure of the U.S. Secret Service. The program provides unpaid, academic-related work assignments that allow students to explore career options while developing personal and professional skills. Participants must be currently enrolled in school and are expected to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per week for at least one semester, two quarters or summer session.

Eligibility Requirements:

Be a U.S. Citizen; Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment; Be enrolled or accepted in an accredited educational institution (high school, technical school, college/university) during the upcoming semester or quarter; Maintain a satisfactory academic record of a 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average; Obtain an agreement from the academic institution to participate; Not be a son or daughter of a current Secret Service employee

Air Force Research Library Internship


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

City of Hope Summer Research Internship


City of Hope's Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy gives curious and hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by actually doing science work:

Unlike traditional high school or college classes where the course of study is entirely set by the instructor, City of Hope’s summer program students select their own research project according to their individual areas of interest. Selected participants then spend 10 weeks working full-time as a member of a biomedical research team. Our world-renowned physicians and scientists serve as mentors, guiding students in their research, while helping them develop their critical thinking skills. Weekly seminars allow students to present research findings to their peers, a good primer for what graduate and postdoctoral students do. Workshops covered topics such as creating posters for research talks, biomedical ethics and other important subjects. Students interact with their peers and their research mentors on a continual basis, fostering valuable relationships for the future. Summer program participants also receive a stipend of $4,000 for their work.

High school explainers at the Exploratorium in SF


High School Explainers, the Exploratorium’s youngest employees, are a diverse group of students who engage visitors at exhibits, lead demonstrations, and run many museum operations. Some are interested in science; all have a spark for learning new things. In keeping with the Exploratorium’s philosophy, they build their own skills while learning to help others.

Invar Studios inc


Industry: Entertainment

Description: Research Assistant

Dates: June 15 - Aug 15 2919

Prerequisites: Good attitude and should be hardworking

Stipend or college credit? College credit we can offer a letter / no stipend

Location: Remote / may be LA

How to apply: Send resume to lizmedija@invarstudios.com

Shadow opportunities

Invar studios inc


Industry: Entertainment

Description: May be working in LA for 2 days

Dates: To be discussed

Location: LA

How to apply: Contact Lizmedina@invarstudios.com with a prepared resume.



Industry: Corporate Communications (Public Relations, Employee Communications, Social Media, Branding)

Description: Join me for a day at a high growth, public company in Silicon Valley and learn how Corporate Communications helps protect and promote the reputation of the company through simple, clear story telling and creative programs. Through Public Relations (media relations), Social Media, Analyst Relations, Executive Communications and other corporate communications functions you will see how our team of communicators create awareness of, and change the perception of the company. You will also see how the Brand team infuses the company brand throughout the company. Finally, you will have the chance to see the role of Employee Communications which ensures employees around the world are informed and engaged in the company strategy and opportunities ahead.

Dates: To be arranged for summer 2019

Location: Santa Clara,CA

How to apply / request more information: Contact abbymsmith123@gmail.com


Industry: Venture Capital / tech

Description: Shadow a venture capitalist for a day

Dates: Dates can be arranged with company

Prerequisites: team player, intellectually curious, analytical, dreamer

Location: San Francisco

How to apply / request more information: Contact peter@amity.vc



Industry: Telecommunications

Description: Positions available in finance, marketing, operations, product development, and HR

Dates: Mutually agreeable; positions are available year-round

Prerequisites: Must be a student at SHP

Location: San Mateo

How to apply / request more information: Contact Bob@sonimtech.com



Industry: Science / Medicine

Description: An opportunity to shadow in a science lab and see first hand how experiments are conducted, sit in our lab meeting, see some animal surgery, learn about drug discovery and medical device development.

Dates: Flexible

Prerequisites: Strong interest in science. Comfortable with concept of animal research.

Location: Stanford University

How to apply / request more information: Apply through web form (contact us) at http://santamarialab.stanford.edu



Industry: Software, High Tech

Description: Shadow senior communications professional(s) responsible for executive communications and employee communications / engagement

Dates: Flexible

Prerequisites: Interest in communications

Location: Palo Alto

How to apply / request more information: Email: lgiblin@vmware.com (Lisa Giblin Freccia)



Industry: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Dates: Flexible

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years old

Location: Maternal fetal medicine clinic, Stanford University

How to apply / request more information: Email: kbianco@stanford.edu

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Industry: Women's Health / Obstetrics & Gynecology

Description: Observing the experience of a patient visit at Ob Gyn 's office or observing labor & delivery, or observing surgery

Prerequisites: age 17 or above

Location: San Jose

How to apply / request more information: Contact hcevasco19@shschools.org

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