The application is now closed for the 2017 Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy.
Applicants must be at least 16 years-old before their internship begins
Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students
Applicants must be US citizens, or permanent residents
Applicants must complete the online application by March 9, 2017
Most students submit additional materials, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and resumes, but these are not required
Those minority student applicants interested in applying for our 12 week CURE program
should fill out the online Summer Student application and check “CURE Program applicant” to indicate your desire to be considered for the CURE program as well.
Those Californian high school applicants interested in applying for our 10 week CIRM SPARK program should fill out the online Summer Student application and check “interested in stem cells” to indicate your desire to be considered for the CIRM Creativity program as well.
Our Academy has a two-stage selection process. In stage one, a committee reviews and scores all online applications to determine the students displaying the most potential. These students will advance to stage two as either “accepted” into the program or “waitlisted”. Students who did not advance will receive an email notifying them that they have not been chosen for this summer. Due to the size of our program, only the exact number of students we can fund will be admitted into the program. If a student that is accepted declines their invitation, we will reach out to students on our waitlist to join our summer program. The waiting list provides us with one more opportunity to consider the candidacies of accomplished applicants who were not admitted. Unfortunately, we will not be able to predict our response to students on the waiting list. Use of the waiting list is determined by the response we receive from our admitted students. The Academy accepted 90 students last year out of 1350 applicants. Once the total number of students is selected, the remaining students will be notified that they have not been chosen to participate this summer.