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  • TED Ideas Worth Spreading: The Technology of Storytelling

Joe Sabia investigates how technology enables new ways to tell stories — from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPad.

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Pharmacy Organizations

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Internship Opportunities


This site acts as a portal to various internship opportunities offered by the U.S. government.

  • The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research offers various internships, including internships for high school students that allow them to explore careers in the atmospheric and related sciences.

  • The BIOCOM Institute

The BIOCOM Institute offers a range of internships for high school students and undergraduates to obtain useful experience in life science careers.

  • NASA’s Career Resources

NASA’s Career Resources page enables eligible students to access various NASA internships, fellowships and scholarships through a single portal ( and single application (SOLAR).

  • The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

  • The Durango Discovery Museum

The Durango Discovery Museum, located in Durango, Colorado, offers three-month, unpaid Science Education High School Internships, intended for high school students interested in science, science education and/or museum studies.

  • The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative

For students in the Pittsburgh area, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) high school summer internship program gives junior and senior high school students a glimpse into the world of biomedical research.

  • Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic offers a nine-week summer Pharmacy Internship Program. The paid internship gives high school students the opportunity to work and learn alongside Cleveland Clinic physicians, researchers and healthcare professionals.

  • KEYS (Keep Engaging Youth in Science)

The KEYS (Keep Engaging Youth in Science) program at the University of Arizona hosts a tuition-free 7 week internship allowing high school students to gain hands-on experience in laboratory science.

  • Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP)

The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential internship program specifically for young women who have strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. During the program’s duration each student takes two 2-week research courses and the average student spends 30 hours a week working with faculty.

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Annual Events and Competitions

  • The Intel Science Talent Search

The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition that every year, has roughly 1,600 U.S. high school seniors present original science projects to compete for over USD 1.25 million in awards and scholarships.

  • The Siemens Competition

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation, is a competition where students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.

  • Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science.


  • Science Olympiad

For the past 27 years, Science Olympiad has been a premiere science competition, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 6,200 teams in 50 states.

  • The National Science Decathlon

The National Science Decathlon is an IRS designated 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science education by organizing competitive, hands-on science-based tournaments throughout the United States.

  • The Spirit of Innovation Awards program

The Spirit of Innovation Awards program, funded by the Conrad Foundation, challenges teams of high school students to create innovative products using science, technology, and entrepreneurship to solve 21st century, real-world problems.


  • The National STEM Video Game Challenge

Inspired by President Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign, the National STEM Video Game Challenge Youth Prize is designed to tap into students’ natural passions for playing and making video games, challenging them to write a game design document or make a playable game.

  • Young Scientist Challenge

Supported by Discovery Education and 3M, the Young Scientist Challenge asks students to design one- to two-minute videos about a specific scientific concept from an approved list of topics to demonstrate scientific knowledge.


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Financial Support

  • The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is a federally funded and state-administered program designed to recognize exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in post-secondary education.

  • The Gates Millennium

The Gates Millennium Scholars program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers annual scholarships to 1,000 outstanding minority students with significant financial need to use at any college or university of their choice.

  • FIRST Scholarship Opportunities

This site offers an up-to-date list of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Scholarship opportunities available to students, all of which are searchable by location, program and grade.

  • United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative

The United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative aspires to increase the number of diverse health professionals to create a more culturally relevant and effective heath system, particularly for underserved communities. Scholarships are provided to underrepresented students pursuing health careers.

  • Cognizant’s Making the Future Program

Cognizant’s “Making the Future” scholarship was established to address the decline in STEM proficiency throughout the United States. According to Cognizant, “the future competitiveness and innovative capacity of the U.S., the quality of our workforce, and the prosperity of future generations are at risk.” This scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents interested in pursuing a STEM career who are either already enrolled or eligible to enroll in a two or four year accredited college.

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