Gladstone Summer Scholars Internship Program

Hands-on lab experience
Calling all rising seniors in San Francisco public schools

Do you see yourself as a future scientist? Then the Gladstone Summer Scholars (GSS) internship program is for you! We are now accepting applications for this summer; the deadline to apply is Friday February 28, 2014 at 5:00pm.


About the Gladstone Institutes
Gladstone is a non-profit biomedical research organization located on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. Our science focuses on three of the most important clinical problems of modern times: heart disease, HIV/AIDS and neurodegenerative disorders.


About the GSS program

  • Limited to 6 qualified students (see below for eligibility requirements)
  • 9-week summer internship from Monday June 9 - Friday August 8, 2014
  • Students will be paid minimum wage ($10.74/hr) and work part-time (25 hours per week)
  • Work 1-on-1 with a mentor doing hands-on biomedical research in a laboratory at Gladstone
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Gladstone
  • Must participate in a mandatory orientation in May with a parent/guardian
  • During the summer, interns must participate in regular weekly meetings with their mentors, labmates, and fellow interns
  • Interns present their research findings at the end of the summer during a “Poster Session” for mentors, lab members, parents, friends and teachers on Thursday August 7, 2014

Student and mentors
Mentoring at Gladstone

Eligibility Requirements

  • Rising seniors from a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) public high school (graduating class of 2015)
  • Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of high school level chemistry and/or biology with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, however all students are encouraged to apply
  • Emphasis is placed on applicants from low-income backgrounds. We will verify your eligibility for SFUSD’s Free & Reduced Priced Meal Program (see pg. 7 of application for more info)
  • Emphasis is placed on identifying and recruiting students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences (i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander, or Native American students).


Application process

  • Complete the application form including parent signature
  • Use the application checklist to make sure you have included all documents
  • Applications need to be emailed, faxed or postmarked to us by Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00pm
  • Students will be contacted for interviews in late March and notified of their acceptance by the end of April

arrow Download 2014 GSS Internship Application [PDF 2mb]

If you have any questions, please contact Paul:
Paul Li
Science Education Specialist
Phone: 415-734-2593
Fax: 415-355-0826