How to Apply

The application process will open in mid-January 2015 and will close mid-March 2015 for the 2015 Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy.
 
The deadline for the online application and supplemental materials will be Mid-March. 
 
The application for Summer 2014 is now closed.
 

Application Requirements
  • 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 mid- March 
  • 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 Creativity 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.
 
Selection Process
 
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. Students who did not advance will receive an email notifying them that they have not been chosen for this summer.  On average, 130 applicants advance to stage two and receive an email notifying them to contact faculty members and/or faculty members will directly contact the students to discuss potential research projects.  Once a mutual agreement is made between the student and faculty member, the student will receive a confirmation from the Summer Student Academy to announce their acceptance.  Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis until we have reached the total number of students we can support.  The Academy accepted 68 students last year out of 1250 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.