Are you a high school student interested in scientific and computational research? If so, UC San Diego has a wonderful opportunity for you! Take a look at the two high school internship opportunities listed below and imagine yourself jumpstarting your research career while still in high school!

Research Experience for High School Students (REHS)

June – August

The San Diego Supercomputer Center, on the campus of UC San Diego, offers an exciting volunteer internship program for high school students entitled Research Experience for High School Students (REHS). Following a competitive application process, selected student applicants are paired with their chosen SDSC mentor and work as part of a research team dedicated to a particular area of scientific research.

Mentor Assistance Program (MAP)

October – May

The UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) is a campus-wide program, engaging high school students in a mentoring relationship with a faculty researcher from a vast array of disciplines, from History, Physics s and Nanoengineering to Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Computer Science.

UCSD Outreach Ambassador Program (OAP)


The UCSD Outreach Ambassador Program (OAP) gives high school students the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the marketing, promotion and dissemination of UCSD STEM program information. Students will meet monthly with UCSD program coordinators, educational representatives and business professionals to discuss strategies for successful promotion and publicity planning. Students will have the opportunity to share ideas about marketing, publicity and program promotion for a variety of UCSD outreach programs for middle and high school students.