For High School Students

Duarte Unified School District City of Hope Summer Mentorship Program

The Duarte Unified School District City of Hope Summer Mentorship Program is an incredible opportunity for high school students throughout the Los Angeles area to experience learning and working at City of Hope. For six weeks during the summer, students are be able to explore diverse careers including research, patient care and marketing technology. Students are carefully paired with mentors who share their interests. Participants will enjoy working in teams on challenging research projects, which are presented to the community at the end of the program.

Train, Educate and Accelerate Careers in Healthcare T.E.A.C.H.

If you’re a Duarte Unified School District High School student with an interest in IT, The T.E.A.C.H. Project can help you prepare for an attractive career in health care information technology. You’ll enroll in college level courses and earn credits towards a two-year associate’s degree in informational technology while still attending high school. City of Hope is proud to provide projects, training, internships and mentoring for students in the T.E.A.C.H. Project. This rigorous program provides excellent training to build a committed and diverse workforce for the growing needs of the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Contact City of Hope Human Resources at 626-256-HOPE (4673) for more information.

Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy

College students and exceptional high school students enjoy hands on research experience at the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy. Participants choose their own biomedical research project based on their interests, work closely with mentors and peers, and gain invaluable skills that help prepare them for graduate and postdoctoral research. Students may also apply for the National Cancer Institute CURE program for underrepresented students or the CIRM Creativity Awards program for high school students. Watch "We're Really Close to a Breakthrough" Student Parody »

The San Gabriel Valley Science Education Partnership Award Collaborative (SGV SEPAC)

With the help of the SGVSEPA, City of Hope and Duarte Unified School District collaborate to inform and prepare students, particularly underrepresented minority students, for careers in biomedical research. The Collaborative works with students and teachers to provide engaging learning opportunities such as the Research Program in which high school students conduct original research in a City of Hope laboratory.