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
To ensure our work does the greatest good, the Gladstone Institutes focus on conditions with profound medical, economic, and social impact – unsolved diseases of the brain, the heart, and the immune system. Affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization that uses visionary science and technology to overcome disease.


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