Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Max Planck

Summer Research Internships - June 15 – July 24, 2015

Applications for the 2015 High School Summer Internship Program will be accepted from January 1 – March 2, 2015

This six-week internship is designed for students with an interest in the structure and function of the human brain, and how advanced imaging technologies may be used to visualize microscopic molecular processes inside the brain.

Open to high school students preparing to enter their junior or senior year, the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) Summer Research Internship offers aspiring scientists an immersive laboratory experience with MPFI researchers.

Interns will participate in research projects alongside MPFI scientists, prepare a written scientific abstract based on their research project and deliver a short presentation at the end of the summer.

Program Details & Requirements

  • Applicants must be available to work full time (Mon-Fri, 40 hours per week) for the entire six-week period.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents who will begin their junior or senior years in a Palm Beach County high school in the Fall of the year they're applying.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by the start date of the summer internship.
  • Interns will receive a gross compensation of $10/hour.
  • While students of all ethnic and cultural groups are accepted into the program, a special emphasis is placed on identifying and recruiting students who are historically underrepresented in the sciences (e.g., African-American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander, or Native American students).

Application Process

Application Procedures
Complete the online form via link. Please be prepared to submit the following four items (PDFs are preferred):

  1. Responses to two essay questions
  2. Resume (must be uploaded via form)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (can be uploaded via form, mailed, or emailed)
  4. Two letters of recommendation (emailed to )

How to submit supplementary materials

  1. Digital files via email to:
    Files submitted via email should contain the following elements in the subject line: your name and "high school internship program"
  2. Mail To:
    Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
    High School Summer Internship Program
    One Max Planck Way
    Jupiter, FL 33458

All materials must be received by March 2nd, 2015