High School to College Paid STEM Transition Traineesstem-action-center-_-inbre-logo-combo-vertical


Applications for 2017 are available HERE.


Are you an Idaho High School college-bound student who is

  • Graduating from High School in May or June 2017?
  • Planning to enter an Idaho public college or university in Fall 2017?
  • Turning 18 years old by the date of your graduation in 2017?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to ALL of the questions above, you are eligible to apply to be a High School to College STEM Transition Trainee for Summer 2017.

The Idaho STEM Action Center and Idaho INBRE are offering 10-week trainee positions for graduating high school students interested in STEM fields. The program pays each awarded student $6000 ($15/hour) to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend professional development and scientific seminar presentations and will prepare a poster highlighting their work to be presented at the 2017 Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference. Openings are available at the University Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University.

The High School to College Paid STEM Transition Trainee program is competitive. The number of applications we receive will exceed the number of available positions.  In order to be considered for a Traineeship we must receive your completed application including transcripts and letter of reference by the due date of January 31, 2017.  We cannot consider incomplete packets.

Awards will be announced in March 2017.


Criteria for Trainee Selection:

The following criteria will be used when choosing Trainees. These criteria will be considered as a ‘whole’ and not necessarily in the order listed.

  1. Interest in STEM
  2. Academic record, including science classes taken and GPA
  3. Reference letter from a High School Science teacher
  4. Family educational background – with preference given to first generation college students
  5. Obstacles you have overcome to obtain your education

In addition to the above criteria, preference will be given to students from a traditionally under-represented population in STEM.

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